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…
September 16, 2020Middle East and North Africa
The August explosions in Beirut were the latest in a series of man-made disasters that have led some experts to say Lebanon is becoming a failed state.
September 15, 2020Afghanistan
Afghanistan Peace Talks Have Begun, Major Pitfalls Await
August 24, 2020China
The White House has taken a tough approach to Chinese state media, but its actions may prove counterproductive.
June 8, 2020Germany
President Donald J. Trump’s order to withdraw nearly ten thousand U.S. troops from Germany betrays a close ally, undermines confidence in Washington, and makes Europe and the United States less safe…
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.
May 15, 2020Coronavirus
The United States is one of the few leading economies to delegate responsibility for coronavirus restrictions to state and local governments.