The U.S. government must act decisively to support worldwide efforts to contain the second-order consequences of the pandemic in fragile and conflict-affected countries.
While experiments with enhanced online instruction may offer opportunities for efficiencies, the most important opportunity that the coronavirus shock presents is an opportunity to rethink the political economy of the entire higher education system, and reshape it to fit the challenges of the twenty-first century.
Just as U.S. medical and economic systems must rise to their respective tests, so must the political system.
Other democracies have managed to pull back from nativist political rhetoric. It’s past time for the United States to do the same.
There have been plenty of instances of democratic slippage during the pandemic. If the democracies experiencing these problems can’t reverse course, the political consequences will be severe
Women in Colombia who support and empower their communities, often against organized violence, face unique and gendered threats. The coronavirus pandemic has made them even more acute.
Many protest movements have adapted to coronavirus-related restrictions as they fold new public health and economic concerns into their lists of governance grievances.
Polarization is straining democracies around the world, but effective governance and mobilization during the crisis could help narrow social divides.
The coronavirus creates opportunities for leaders to bridge divides in politically polarized countries. While some have risen to that challenge, in many places, the crisis has aggravated political polarization, with dangerous consequences for public health, democracy, and vulnerable groups.
Gantz handed Netanyahu a near-perfect arrangement that will allow him to remain the most powerful political figure in Israel for the next 18 months, if not beyond.