President López Obrador was skeptical of the coronavirus threat and ignored the recommendations of his own health experts. He downplayed the crisis and relied on his intuition instead of science, with disastrous results. He will be even more distracted in the coming months as he campaigns for re-election. Continue Reading
The U.S.— the wealthiest nation in the world — should not shirk its responsibilities toward refugees by ending the world’s largest resettlement program. Continue Reading
While Thursday’s Supreme Court ruling temporarily protects the DACA program, its fate now rests with the November presidential election. Continue Reading
As China increases its military and paramilitary activity in the South China Sea, previously timid countries in the region must ignore the short-term risks of publicly rejecting China’s incursions in favor of the long-term prospects of creating a framework for stable and equitable governance over the waterway.
Though it is unfortunate for both sides, the Trump plan will shape the negotiation process for years to come … At this juncture, only Palestinian engagement can stave off the direst consequences of the Trump plan. Continue Reading
Leveraging a crash in oil revenue, the Saudi government has quickly imposed unprecedented changes to the way it raises cash, by raising taxes and slashing subsidies in ways Saudi citizens once considered unthinkable. Continue Reading
In a period of economic Darwinism, the pandemic will finish off weak businesses, leaving dominant firms, such as Amazon and Huawei, even stronger. More protectionist trade will favor the rich countries able to subsidize their industries, keeping poorer nations in recession longer. Continue Reading