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June 30, 2020

Middle East and North Africa
Can Syria’s Assad Regime Survive a New Wave of Threats?

New U.S. sanctions under the Caesar Act could compound the economic turmoil threatening to undo the Assad regime.

June 5, 2020

Demonstrations and Protests
Photos: How George Floyd’s Death Sparked Protests Worldwide

A U.S. police officer’s killing of George Floyd has sparked protests around the world against racial injustice and police brutality.

May 13, 2020

Coronavirus
A Double Pandemic: Domestic Violence in the Age of COVID-19

Governments worldwide have imposed lockdowns to contain the coronavirus, but those same restrictions have increased the risks associated with domestic violence, especially for women, children, and LG…

May 7, 2020

Iran
Iran’s Perplexing Pandemic Response

Iran has suffered one of the most severe coronavirus outbreaks and remains highly vulnerable as a result of official missteps and misinformation.

April 24, 2020

Coronavirus
India: Fighting Coronavirus in an Informal Economy

India has so far prevented a major outbreak of the coronavirus, but the trade-off in doing so has meant hardship for those in the vast informal economy.

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.

April 2, 2020

Brazil
Skeptical Bolsonaro Clashes With Governors as Coronavirus Spreads in Brazil

Local officials are taking measures on their own to stop the spread of the coronavirus, as President Jair Bolsonaro downplays the crisis.

March 24, 2020

Coronavirus
What a Global Health Survey Found Months Before the Coronavirus Pandemic

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 5, 2020

Coronavirus
The Coronavirus Outbreak Could Disrupt the U.S. Drug Supply

U.S. health officials have warned that the coronavirus outbreak could lead to drug shortages. Just how much does the United States rely on pharmaceutical products from China and India?

March 2, 2020

Afghanistan War
The Riskiness of the U.S. Deal to Leave Afghanistan

The deal signed by U.S. and Taliban officials is dangerously short on levers to prevent a Taliban takeover, but there are still ways Washington can sustain the government in Kabul.