North Korea’s newest cruise missile test shows its nuclear capabilities are growing. Here’s what policymakers from the United States and elsewhere should do now to set up future negotiators for success.
Efforts are being made to ramp up production of COVID-19 vaccines in Africa to address the continent’s low rate of vaccination. As of September 2021, there are at least twelve COVID-19 production facilities set up or in the pipeline across six African countries.
The U.S. Department of Defense has outlined new tenets to guide its behaviors in space, potentially signaling a change in how the Pentagon thinks about space.
In a change of pace, Ecuador’s runoff presidential election brought conservative businessman Guillermo Lasso to office. But the country’s election also offers some lessons about broader trends in Latin American politics.
Can the leadership of a distinguished Nigerian economist steer the World Trade Organization onto a steadier course?
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.