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August 24, 2022

Brazil
Deforestation of Brazil’s Amazon Has Reached a Record High. What’s Being Done?

Scientists say the rain forest is approaching a critical tipping point at which the damage is irreversible.

September 8, 2022

Health
U.S. Life Expectancy Is in Decline. Why Aren’t Other Countries Suffering the Same Problem?

COVID-19 is contributing to a dramatic decline in the average lifespan of Americans. The drop-off is canceling out decades of public health gains and stretching the gap between the United States and …

April 28, 2022

COVID-19
When Will COVID-19 Become Endemic?

As omicron infections wane, some government leaders are optimistic that COVID-19 is becoming endemic, meaning more predictable and manageable. But many scientists say it’s too soon to tell and warn against easing pandemic restrictions.

February 4, 2022

Ukraine
How Do the Militaries of Russia and Ukraine Stack Up?

Russia’s extraordinary show of force in and around Ukraine underscores the military imbalance between the two countries. 

April 19, 2021

Americas
Lava Jato: See How Far Brazil’s Corruption Probe Reached

Corruption investigations that started in Brazil ultimately triggered political upheaval across the continent. But the Brazilian taskforce’s methods have been questioned, including over alleged bias…

March 8, 2022

Middle East and North Africa
How Israel’s Pegasus Spyware Stoked the Surveillance Debate

Israel reportedly used NSO Group’s Pegasus spyware as a diplomatic bargaining chip, and its misuse by many governments has intensified the bigger debate about surveillance technology.

February 22, 2022

Ukraine
Has Russia Just Started a Wider War With Ukraine?

President Putin’s deployment of troops in two separatist Ukrainian regions has nearly shut the door on diplomacy and intensified a showdown over European security.

February 3, 2022

Middle East and North Africa
Killing of Islamic State Leader Signals Why U.S. Presence in Mideast Will Continue

The death of Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi is unlikely to pose a major setback for the group, which has already mounted serious attacks in Iraq and Syria this year.

January 24, 2022

China
Why China’s Global Image Is Getting Worse

The Chinese government’s increasingly aggressive diplomacy has hurt its image in much of the world. It’s unlikely to improve anytime soon.

December 14, 2021

Olympics
The Olympics Are Hard on the Environment. Will the 2022 Beijing Games Continue the Trend?

The Olympics are becoming less sustainable, and the winter games in Beijing are no exception. Can organizers make them more environmentally friendly as the climate crisis intensifies?