October 19, 2020Election 2020
The 2020 U.S. election is threatened by pandemic-related disruptions as well as long-standing weaknesses that could undermine its legitimacy. How will international election observers judge the proce…
August 24, 2020China
The White House has taken a tough approach to Chinese state media, but its actions may prove counterproductive.
June 5, 2020Demonstrations and Protests
A U.S. police officer’s killing of George Floyd has sparked protests around the world against racial injustice and police brutality.
June 4, 2020Censorship and Freedom of Expression
President Trump wants to scale back a law that protects social media companies such as Twitter from liability for what their users post. Why is it controversial?
May 29, 2020Hong Kong
Beijing’s new national security legislation could effectively end Hong Kong’s promised semiautonomy.
May 19, 2020Economic Crises
The coronavirus has cut into few industries more deeply than aviation and aerospace, putting some strategically important companies in dire financial straits.
May 13, 2020Coronavirus
Governments worldwide have imposed lockdowns to contain the coronavirus, but those same restrictions have increased the risks associated with domestic violence, especially for women, children, and LG…