Regions / Europe & Central Asia
Hungary’s authoritarianism, Portugal’s generosity, Italy’s call for solidarity, Germany’s tightfistedness: European responses to the crisis are all over the map.
The late Martin Khor united activists, officials, and thought leaders against trade and climate policies that plundered the Global South. Here's how his comrades remember him.
While political leaders scapegoat, overreach, and underperform, progressive organizers are developing an internationalist response to the coronavirus pandemic.
International cooperation needs to take priority right now, and countries must stop their wars against one another and against their own populations.
In an age of pandemics and climate crisis, countries’ health, environmental, and development policies are globally important.
For the far right, the pandemic is a chance to enact border controls and erode the rule of law. It could also expose their utter incompetence.
Austerity and an anti-immigrant blockade left Italy with an older population and underfunded health care. Could the same happen here?
In the Netherlands, the king gave a speech about the coronavirus that was all rhetoric. But it was just the kind of rhetoric that we need during this time of crisis.
Trump’s message to governors on lifesaving medical equipment — “get it yourselves” — is grimly appropriate in a country without national health care.
Withdrawing even some of the U.S. troops, planes, drones and bombers from Afghanistan will reduce the killing.