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Chinese President Xi Jinping, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Russian President Vladimir Putin, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro attend the 11th BRICS Summit in Brasilia, Brazil, on Nov. 14, 2019.

The Coronavirus Is the Biggest Emerging Markets Crisis Ever

The pandemic is starting to topple one of the pillars of the globalization era.

School students gather to demand action on climate change in Sydney, Australia, on Sept. 20, 2019.

Sorry, but the Virus Shows Why There Won’t Be Global Action on Climate Change

Extreme measures to fight the coronavirus have raised activists’ hopes for similarly drastic action on global warming. Here’s why they’re wrong.

Syrian children try improvised gas masks

Syria’s Revenge on the World Will Be a Second Wave of Coronavirus

The pandemic will soon magnify the threats festering in the Middle East’s longest-running war.

Allyson Felix of the United States wins gold in the women's 4 x 400 meter relay at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Aug. 20, 2016.

Mourning the Olympics and All the Celebrations We’re Losing to the Pandemic

Especially in times like these, it's OK to feel for everyone whose milestone events have been canceled or postponed.

Former first lady Laura Bush and former President George W. Bush greet President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump

The Coronavirus Is the Worst Intelligence Failure in U.S. History

It’s more glaring than Pearl Harbor and 9/11—and it’s all the fault of Donald Trump’s leadership.

U.S. President Donald Trump adjusts the microphone for National Institute Of Allergy And Infectious Diseases Director Anthony Fauci

The Death of American Competence

Washington’s reputation for expertise has been one of the greatest sources of its power. The coronavirus pandemic may end it for good.

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during his annual press conference in Moscow on Dec. 19, 2019.

As the West Panics, Putin Is Watching

The coronavirus crisis is exposing the West’s weaknesses—and adversaries of the U.S. and EU are paying close attention so they can exploit vulnerabilities in a future conflict.

A Chinese man wears a protective mask

China Is Fighting the Coronavirus Propaganda War to Win

Beijing isn’t interested in a tit-for-tat media feud with the United States—it’s going for escalation dominance.

An abandoned home

Sorry, America, the Full Lockdown Is Coming

Politicians won’t admit it yet, but it’s time to prepare—physically and psychologically—for a sudden stop to all life outside your home.

Pedestrians wearing face masks walk toward an electric board showing stocks' share price

Is the Coronavirus Crash Worse Than the 2008 Financial Crisis?

The last global economic crisis was a financial heart attack. This one might be a full-body seizure.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Sisi and Erdogan Are Accomplices of the Coronavirus

By killing the Middle East’s sense of community, the region’s dictators have helped the pandemic on its death march.

Hospital employees wearing a protection mask and gear work at a temporary emergency structure at the Brescia hospital, Lombardy, on March 13.

The EU Is Abandoning Italy in Its Hour of Need

In a shameful abdication of responsibility, fellow countries in the European Union have failed to give medical assistance and supplies to Italy during an outbreak. China is filling the void.

Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden

Anti-Trumpism Is Now Enough

Joe Biden is calculating that after four years of Trump—and one global coronavirus pandemic—Americans have finally had their fill of populism.

Joe Biden takes a selfie with an attendee during a campaign event

It’s Time to Cancel the U.S. Presidential Campaign as We Know It

From party conventions to in-person voting, the coronavirus pandemic has made traditional election activities into deadly gambles.

Pedestrians wear face masks as they walk outside the New Orient Landmark hotel in Macau on Jan. 22, 2020.

The Realist’s Guide to the Coronavirus Outbreak

Globalization is heading for the ICU, and other foreign-policy insights into the nature of the growing international crisis.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and U.S. President Donald Trump

Syria Is Turkey’s Problem, Not America’s

The war in Idlib is a growing humanitarian crisis, a potential disaster for Ankara—and a problem that doesn’t bear on Washington.

A security guard wearing a face mask looks at his mobile phone in a closed Apple store in Beijing on Feb. 5.

Blindsided on the Supply Side

The coronavirus outbreak has shown that supply-chain disruptions could wreak far greater havoc on the global economy—and national security—than most CEOs and governments realize.

A supporter of Egypt's former President Hosni Mubarak lifts a picture of the late leader

The Whole World Got Hosni Mubarak Wrong

The eulogies for Egypt’s fourth president focused on his downfall, but history will remember his overlooked accomplishments while in office.

Sen. Bernie Sanders, a 2020 U.S. presidential candidate, speaks during the "We The People" Summit at the Warner Theater in Washington on April 1, 2019.

Grow Up About Dictators, America!

The Democrats’ presidential primary has exposed the pathological moral obsessions of U.S. foreign policy.

Participants check their messages on electronic devices during the World Economic Forum  annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland on Jan. 23.

Will American Firms Put America First?

The Davos-inspired era of unrestrained globalization is over, and companies should start putting the national interests of their home countries ahead of profits.

Chinese President Xi Jinping inspects prevention and control work against the new coronavirus in Beijing on Feb. 10.

How China’s Incompetence Endangered the World

As the deadly coronavirus began to spread, Beijing wasted the most critical resource to fight it: trust.

U.S. President Donald Trump gestures as he speaks during an event to unveil changes to the National Environmental Policy Act at the White House in Washington on Jan. 9.

Trump Is Failing His Dictatorship Test

After impeachment, the president has been passing most of the checkpoints on the way to authoritarianism.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

The Middle East Thinks America Is Going Crazy

Arab countries are looking for partners who aren’t bogged down by chaos ranging from impeachment to Iowa.

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