November 19, 2020Coronavirus
COVID-19 cases are surging across the United States, forcing Americans to weigh the risks of gathering for the Thanksgiving holiday. How have other countries handled holidays amid the pandemic?
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…
October 9, 2020Election 2020
Heavily armed, right-wing groups are poised to rebel against the election if President Trump loses, an extraordinary danger to U.S. democracy.
August 24, 2020China
The White House has taken a tough approach to Chinese state media, but its actions may prove counterproductive.
June 16, 2020Sub-Saharan Africa
The U.S. protests following the police killing of George Floyd have spurred solidarity among many Africans, who have expressed widespread outrage against police brutality.
June 5, 2020United States
Amid protests against racial injustice, can President Trump deploy the military to bring “law and order” to American streets?
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.
April 6, 2020Syria
At the outset of 2020, the conflict in Idlib province was emerging as the worst humanitarian crisis of Syria’s nine-year war. Now, the coronavirus pandemic has made relief efforts even more difficult…