World Beat Newsletter

A Pandemic Pivot

COVID-19 is an early alert for more serious global crises. So far, the international community has failed — but it’s not too late to get it right.
Dispossessed white men have haunted Western politics for generations. The answer isn’t to jettison “identity politics” — it’s to create truly meaningful new opportunities.

Trump and the Troops

The alternative to Trump is not the glorification of military service. It's promoting the kind of service that gets fewer people killed.

Feds Attack!

Trump’s use of federal paramilitaries is a classic tactic of autocrats to test how far they can push their authority in opposition-controlled regions.