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February 6, 2020

Americas
Why Can’t Central America Curb Corruption?

Pervasive corruption has long stymied development and fueled emigration from some of Central America’s poorest countries. The recent disbanding of antigraft commissions makes their prospects for refo…

April 20, 2020

Americas
Who Is Killing Latin America’s Environmentalists?

A surge in killings of environmentalists is part of a disturbing trend of increasing threats to social leaders across Latin America.

May 20, 2020

Lebanon
What’s Driving Lebanon’s Midpandemic Protests?

An unprecedented financial and political crisis has sparked mass protests in Lebanon, but a nonresponsive government and the coronavirus pandemic could stand in the way of demonstrators’ demands.

May 15, 2020

Coronavirus
Comparing Coronavirus Lockdowns: The Federal-Local Divide

The United States is one of the few leading economies to delegate responsibility for coronavirus restrictions to state and local governments.

May 12, 2020

Puerto Rico
The Coronavirus Challenge for Puerto Rico

The coronavirus is delivering yet another heavy blow to natural disaster–prone Puerto Rico, threatening to deepen the U.S. territory’s economic and social crisis.

May 5, 2020

Coronavirus
Why Countries Are Giving People Cash Amid the Pandemic

The United States is not alone in giving millions of people stimulus checks. Dozens of countries are also using cash transfer programs to help people cope with the pandemic’s economic toll.

May 1, 2020

Arctic
What’s at Stake With Rising Competition in the Arctic?

A changing climate and growing competition for resources is raising tensions among Arctic nations.

April 24, 2020

Coronavirus
Will the Coronavirus Endanger Foreign Aid?

As the coronavirus pandemic increases the need for aid around the world, donors are facing tough choices over whether to continue helping vulnerable populations abroad or focus their attention at hom…

April 10, 2020

Coronavirus
What the Coronavirus Pandemic Teaches Us About Fighting Climate Change

The coronavirus pandemic has reduced global carbon emissions, but that progress won’t last unless governments act to reduce emissions permanently and prepare for future disasters.

April 9, 2020

Taiwan
Why Does the WHO Exclude Taiwan?

The world could learn from Taiwan’s success in responding to the coronavirus pandemic, yet it doesn’t have a seat at the World Health Organization.