Regions / Europe & Central Asia
Wealthy corporations may use trade courts to keep public health measures from cutting into their profits.
Future combat, even if broadly directed from Washington, may be only vaguely “American.”
Without professional enablers, corruption, money laundering, and the financing of human rights abuses would be much more difficult.
Countries are using the coronavirus crisis to lift environmental regulations, even as COVID-19 leaves populations more vulnerable to health impacts from fires.
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?
An (imagined) conversation on the trade-offs between lives and dollars.
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.