Regions / Asia & Pacific
Future combat, even if broadly directed from Washington, may be only vaguely “American.”
Trump's economic war on China comes in the shadow of an even deadlier military escalation. And it may not stop after November, no matter who wins the election.
Countries are using the coronavirus crisis to lift environmental regulations, even as COVID-19 leaves populations more vulnerable to health impacts from fires.
Philippine strongman Rodrigo Duterte is using the pandemic to crush his opposition — and the U.S. is poised to arm him to the teeth.
In the very near future, countries are going to have to choose whether they make guns or vaccines.
The world's prevailing socio-political models aren't going to survive this pandemic. What's going to replace them?
Trump botched his COVID-19 response disastrously, so now he's giving anti-China conspiracy theories the full weight of the U.S. government.
Being better prepared could save millions of lives and trillions of dollars.
The story line from Reagan to Trump is the same: undermining global public health to serve narrow interests. Only now, we’re in a pandemic.
Deadly, disruptive, and economically devastating as COVID-19 has proved to be, in retrospect it may turn out to have had at least this one silver lining.