June 30, 2020Middle East and North Africa
New U.S. sanctions under the Caesar Act could compound the economic turmoil threatening to undo the Assad regime.
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.
March 24, 2020Coronavirus
A group of international health experts found in 2019 that the world wasn’t ready for a pandemic. This year’s coronavirus outbreak has shown they were right.
March 19, 2020Coronavirus
Many of the world’s faithful have altered long-standing religious practices to avoid spreading the new coronavirus.
March 19, 2020Oil and Petroleum Products
A long dip in oil prices could put several oil-producing countries under great strain, but some are better positioned than others to weather the downturn from the coronavirus.
February 24, 2020Iran
A sweeping win in parliamentary elections helps Iranian conservatives in a time of mounting tensions with Washington, but record-low turnout signals fading public support for Iran’s hard-liners.