Trump Officials Seek to Push Social Conservative Values in International Agreements
The U.S. administration exports anti-abortion policies abroad and strips international agreements of references to “sexual orientation” and “gender identities.”
The World Is Winning—and Losing—the Vaccine Race
Immunization to COVID-19 is supposed to solve our problems—but it's starting to trigger even bigger ones.
Netanyahu Can’t Catch a Break
The Israeli prime minister is trying to coast on his reputation as a grandmaster of national security, diplomacy, and economics—but it isn’t working.
COVID-19 Has Crushed Everybody’s Economy—Except for South Korea’s
Seoul seems to have shown the way to mitigating both the health and the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic.
Joining COVAX Could Save American Lives
The vaccine partnership would help ensure equitable access to a COVID-19 vaccine—including in the United States—but Trump won’t participate.
Don’t Let Health Hold Women Back
A focus on women’s health care should be the basis of any plan for equality.
The Genetic Engineering Genie Is Out of the Bottle
The next pandemic could be bioengineered in someone’s garage using cheap and widely available technology.
Emerging Stronger From the Great Lockdown
The managing director and the chief economist of the International Monetary Fund lay out a strategy for sustained recovery.
To Fight the Coronavirus, Myanmar Needs a Cease-Fire in Rakhine
With humanitarian aid and internet services restricted, the conflict-torn state could soon face a public health disaster.
Trump’s Vaccine Can’t Be Trusted
If a vaccine comes out before the election, there are very good reasons not to take it.
The U.S. Postal Service Is a Threat to Your Life
Disruptions of mail aren’t just a problem for the election—they’re a danger to millions of American lives.
Why COVID-19 Is Ravaging Iran Again
Poor governance, disinformation, censorship, and punishing U.S. sanctions have turned a crisis into a disaster.
The World Needs to Reopen Borders Before It’s Too Late
Even as they struggle to control the pandemic, governments should move quickly to reopen borders instead of giving in to xenophobia, nationalism, and illusions of autarky.
The Bubonic Plague Killed Feudalism. COVID-19 Will Entrench It.
Throughout history, pandemics have been a great equalizer. Here’s why this time is different.
Coronavirus Victories May Not Be Enough for Cuba
Health care success could inspire economic change, but the future still looks bleak.
Beirut’s Deadly Blast Reignites Anger Against Lebanon’s Ruling Elite
Lebanese people, rocked by a massive port explosion, are fed up with incompetence.
Brazil Halts Police Raids in Favelas
It is only temporary—and poorly enforced—but the move does represent a first step in overcoming decades of brutality.