World Beat Newsletter
Trump's economic war on China comes in the shadow of an even deadlier military escalation. And it may not stop after November, no matter who wins the election.
An (imagined) conversation on the trade-offs between lives and dollars.
Trump botched his COVID-19 response disastrously, so now he's giving anti-China conspiracy theories the full weight of the U.S. government.
How will the coronavirus transform the relationship between state and market? A look at oil, food, and finance.
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.