Sentient humans like to benchmark their successes and failures. So it’s understandable that in trying to put the coronavirus’s toll in perspective, some Americans have fastened their eyes on one particular grim milestone: The 58,300-plus deaths in the United States from COVID-19 over the ...
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Among the byproducts of the coronavirus pandemic has been a spate of obituaries for globalization: “A Global Outbreak Is Fueling the Backlash to Globalization.” “Spread of Virus Could Hasten the Great Coming Apart of Globalization.” “Will the Coronavirus End Globalization as We Know It?” Short ...
It could rejuvenate America's image, tattered alliances and global leadership.
History shows that trade sanctions and military tensions are a combustible combination.
Being seen as unreliable and "arrogant, intolerant and dangerous" by a majority of respondents from 37 countries around the world could have concrete policy consequences for U.S. President Donald Trump.
A constitutional amendment can solve the U.S.' illegal immigration woes better than a wall on the border with Mexico.
As the resumption of diplomatic ties with the U.S. opens new possibilities for Cuba, Puerto Rico's current status as a U.S. commonwealth has turned into an ugly dead end.
The book "The Looting Machine" by Tom Burgis explains why a continent blessed with one-third of the world's hydrocarbon and mineral wealth remains mired in poverty and dysfunction.
U.S. diplomat George Kennan was instrumental in reversing U.S. Gen. Douglas MacArthur's efforts to liberalize Japan's economy and society.
The attacks on Angelina Jolie's just-released film "Unbroken" — which is much less about Japanese brutality against an American POW than the resilience of the human spirit — appear part of a revisionist recrudescence under the Abe administration.