Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is rapidly losing public support, while Donald Trump remains entirely capable of triumphing in November despite his relative unpopularity.
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.
Philippine strongman Rodrigo Duterte is using the pandemic to crush his opposition — and the U.S. is poised to arm him to the teeth.
The Trump administration's focus on reopening the economy puts not only U.S. workers at greater risk of contracting COVID-19 but Mexican workers as well.
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.