World Beat Newsletter
South Korea, having beaten back the coronavirus, is now poised to show the world how to move forward to save lives, democracy, and the planet.
We will always play catch-up with these wily viruses if we continue our all-out war on the environment.
Hungary’s authoritarianism, Portugal’s generosity, Italy’s call for solidarity, Germany’s tightfistedness: European responses to the crisis are all over the map.
International cooperation needs to take priority right now, and countries must stop their wars against one another and against their own populations.
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.
Trump’s message to governors on lifesaving medical equipment — “get it yourselves” — is grimly appropriate in a country without national health care.
The Spanish flu helped herald the collapse of the first wave of modern globalization. A century later, could the coronavirus do the same?
Democratic candidates offer a wide range of foreign policy views. These won’t decide the election, but they could have a huge post-Trump impact.
Brexit could see the UK eventually lose Scotland, Northern Ireland, and a great deal of its prosperity.
The banality of President Trump’s evil has infected huge swaths of the electorate as well as the federal government. Can it be treated?