World Beat Newsletter
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?
Since the Cold War, the U.S. and Russia have experienced unexpected reversals in fortune. Are we next in line for post-imperial decline?
The U.S. military is creating an imaginary “space gap” to pour money into closing, wasting funds while increasing the risk of conflict.
Despite blatant corruption and ineptitude, the far right on both sides of the Atlantic continues to reap harvests from its failures.
Understanding how the new right went global — and how to stop it — is key to keeping our planet habitable.
Trump’s war on the law extends beyond flouting Congress and packing courts — overseas, it extends to arguable crimes against humanity.
Austere “shock therapy” after the Cold War only shocked the East into reaction. In the West, the corporate political center ultimately did the same.