The Great Recession could have killed globalization, but China emerged as the champion of a new global “connectivity.” With the coronavirus, that phase is finished.
Trump’s message to governors on lifesaving medical equipment — “get it yourselves” — is grimly appropriate in a country without national health care.
The media has helped spread panic more often than useful information.
India is tilting toward fascism with U.S. backing. That’s not just dangerous for Indians — Americans should beware, too.
The Spanish flu helped herald the collapse of the first wave of modern globalization. A century later, could the coronavirus do the same?
Democratic candidates offer a wide range of foreign policy views. These won’t decide the election, but they could have a huge post-Trump impact.
He might be the devil incarnate, but Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte is beginning the process of ending over 120 years of colonial subjugation.
China’s rapid growth has reduced poverty and produced prosperity — as well as skyrocketing inequality, ecological catastrophe, and dangerous financial bubbles.
Rich countries embraced trade multilateralism when it suited them, and now they’re abandoning it. That may not be such a bad thing.
Despite the dashed hopes of the early 2010s, social movements are still winning important fights — and building a framework for human survival.