The outbreak of COVID-19 initially looked like a gift to autocrats around the world — until they botched it.
Nigeria has 200 million people, a burgeoning COVID-19 crisis, and poor health infrastructure. Congress needs to act.
For China, the global war for influence is about trading partners. For the U.S., it could mean something more volatile.
The repression we saw in Portland wasn’t new — only the targets were.
Ongoing conflicts — including U.S. “counterterrorism” operations — combined with escalating poverty and repression could amplify the pandemic’s social cost.
The rules of the global economy have created climate change, inequality, and deep vulnerability. But rules can change.
Around the world, LGBTQ people are more vulnerable to the pandemic — especially where their status intersects with poverty.
The U.S. may be at the center of both pandemics, but — as worldwide demonstrations show — each is global.
Future combat, even if broadly directed from Washington, may be only vaguely “American.”
The world’s prevailing socio-political models aren’t going to survive this pandemic. What’s going to replace them?