In an extraordinary year, the coronavirus pandemic did not deter protesters around the world—despite restrictions on protest rights and the danger of gathering in groups.
More than an effort to prevent nuclear proliferation, the killing of Iran’s top nuclear scientist was sanctioned to foment trouble between Washington’s incoming administration and Tehran.
In the chaotic early weeks of the pandemic, when Europe was ground zero for the international spread of the coronavirus, European unity seemed a distant prospect. But Merkel’s leadership combined with a gigantic recovery fund have helped the EU bounce back.
After a brief lull early in the pandemic, global protest movements are surging back.
The old rules of Belarus and Russia’s alliance may no longer apply. Will the two neighbors find a way to update them?
Early in the outbreak, government researchers forecast several high-risk scenarios that were downplayed or ignored in public messaging.
Other democracies have managed to pull back from nativist political rhetoric. It’s past time for the United States to do the same.
Many protest movements have adapted to coronavirus-related restrictions as they fold new public health and economic concerns into their lists of governance grievances.
Even as the economic impact of the pandemic deepens, Putin is unlikely to walk back his signature interventions abroad.
The crisis atmosphere of the coronavirus response raises the risks of corruption as aid flows to graft-prone healthcare systems. But it’s not too late to put safeguards in place.
The world’s influence operators are exploiting fear and uncertainty around the coronavirus. It will take discipline and discernment to dodge their traps.
Many governments have acted quickly to impose new surveillance measures, but safeguards must be put in place to limit the risks.
Domestic mismanagement and international hostility have complicated Iran’s response to the coronavirus threat, fueling one of the world’s most dire outbreaks.
To contain the coronavirus, Modi has aimed to instill a strong sense of purpose in both the government and the public. The crisis may also afford India a moment for greater global leadership.
The leader of Europe’s largest economy has pleaded with German citizens to take the coronavirus seriously. Her recent address provides a path for democracies everywhere.
Corruption could stifle global efforts to combat the coronavirus outbreak, but the U.S. government can take swift action to prevent the worst outcomes from happening.
China’s producers hope to restore capacity in the weeks ahead, but sagging demand in export markets could hold back economic recovery.
A coordinated series of public health and economic interventions are belatedly coming together, in a poor testament to European unity.
Peace and stability have largely prevailed across the EU in recent decades, but its current generation of leaders now face a critical test of resilience.
With the bungled announcement of an ill-conceived policy, the Trump administration forfeited another opportunity for global leadership.