The Death Penalty Isn’t African. It’s a Legacy of Colonialism.
Capital punishment was a tool of white supremacy designed to instill terror and cement foreign domination. African governments should abolish it.
How Wars End
The shifting nature of war has made peacemaking more difficult. A new kind of back-channel diplomacy can help.
Only the Law Can Restrain Trump
Populists keep winning because the system really is rigged. Reversing the global tide of authoritarian nativism requires making legal systems work for everyone.
Ebola Is Now Killing People Who Aren’t Even Infected
The epidemic has waned, but the virus still threatens the lives of women and children in West Africa.
How Cuba Could Stop the Next Ebola Outbreak
West Africa’s medical system was brought within an inch of its life by a devastating epidemic. But Havana could help nurse it back to health.
The Next Victims of Ebola
The epidemic may be nearing “zero cases” — but it's still disrupting the delivery of vaccines for measles, polio, and other deadly childhood diseases.
What Did the U.S. Learn From Ebola? How to Prepare for Bioterrorist Attacks
The United States prepared for an Ebola crisis that never came. What it learned in the process was that it's not yet ready to confront a bioterrorist attack.
Ebola’s Toll Was Horrific. It Could Have Been Much Worse
Hundreds of thousands infected. Tens of billions of dollars lost. Africa’s Ebola outbreak looked apocalyptic, but an unprecedented global response kept the worst from happening.
Is Ebola the New Powder Keg?
West Africa may finally be on the road to recovery. But the worst of the Ebola crisis may be yet to come.