World Affairs

World Affairs

President Biden on the World Stage

Donald Trump is no longer in charge, and much of the world is hoping Joe Biden will rebuild America’s...

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How White Supremacy Fueled the Attack on the Capitol

For months, the domestic terrorist attack on the US Capitol was planned in plain sight on social media. So why...

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Strongmen: From Mussolini to Trump

Historian Ruth Ben-Ghiat has spent her career warning about the stealth strategies authoritarian leaders use to gain...

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The Global Economy After COVID-19

As each country manages the pandemic differently, the already fragile global economy has been disrupted by broken...

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Anand Giridharadas: Are Elites Really Making the World a Better Place?

With record unemployment, increasing income inequality and soaring poverty, it’s hard to escape the economic...

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We Have the Power to Stop World Hunger

When the World Food Program was awarded this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, executive director David Beasley warned...

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Larry Brilliant and Peter Hotez: Vaccinating Our Way Out of the Pandemic

Now that the process is beginning for distribution of a vaccine for COVID-19  -- and another is close behind -- it...

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Larry Brilliant and Peter Hotez: Vaccinating Our Way Out of the Pandemic

Now that the process is beginning for distribution of a vaccine for COVID-19  -- and another is close behind -- it...

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Redefining Latino Identity

At 60 million people and counting, Latinos are the largest minority group in the United States. But if the 2020...

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What Biden Can Do To Secure Our Climate Future

When Joe Biden ran for president, he pledged to make climate change a major priority. How will he make good on that...

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How Alternative Media Hooked Us on Politics and Broke Our Democracy

A recent Politico poll found that 70% of Republican voters don’t believe the presidential election was free and...

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How Will Biden Handle the Most Challenging Foreign Policy Agenda?

Joe Biden will be President in two months. In the meantime, Donald Trump is doing everything he can to make that...

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Biden’s Foreign Policy, with Ishaan Tharoor

When Joe Biden takes office, he’ll face challenges like no other president before him. From the pandemic, to...

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Anne Applebaum: The Lure of Authoritarianism

Pulitzer Prize- winning historian Anne Applebaum is worried about authoritarianism in the US. Since the election,...

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Does The Perfect Healthcare System Exist?

This year, the US is on track to spend $4 trillion on healthcare -- more than any other nation. Yet our healthcare...

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How Chileans Mobilized To Rewrite Their Constitution

On October 25, an overwhelming majority of Chileans voted to throw out their country's constitution, which was...

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A Democratic Uprising in Belarus

Fraudulent elections can lead to long term voter apathy and erode democratic institutions. Sometimes, they can fuel...

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How to Steal an Election

Voter suppression. Allegations of fraud. Political violence. The whole world is watching the United States’...

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By Building Roads, China Paves Way for World Domination

As tensions intensify between President Trump and Xi Jinping, China is pursuing its global ambitions through the...

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How the US-China Trade Wars Turned Into a Superpower Showdown

The US economy is floundering. Unemployment remains high and Congress is squabbling over a badly needed stimulus...

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