An already bitterly divided public has reacted badly to the US withdrawal from Afghanistan and Biden’s handling of the COVID crisis.
Inflation rates are rising around the world due to pandemic-related pressures. What does it mean for the federal government in the months and years ahead? The throne speech didn’t offer many clues.
Cuba has handled COVID well, but sanctions and economic uncertainty are causing unrest among some sections of society.
As political parties spar, insults and catchphrases are adopted, appropriated and reappropriated in a dizzying verbal arms race.
A set of studies found people prefer incentives to disincentives, especially for individuals but also for businesses. They have views on clean energy and efficiency, too.
The meeting of the leaders of the world’s most powerful countries hit all the right diplomatic notes, but there are still vast differences and disagreements to work through.
Five Democrats are refusing to vote on a signature bill until the Congressional Budget Office delivers its full cost estimate. For a small agency, the CBO can hold a lot of legislative sway.
The rule of Daniel Ortega has become increasingly authoritarian. Sanctions and repression could destabilize the region and result in increased numbers of refugees.
A simplistic ‘all livestock are bad’ narrative is promoted by campaigners, celebrities, philanthropists and policymakers alike. A much more sophisticated debate is needed.
President Joe Biden needed a Plan B, one that Congress could approve, to take to the UN climate conference. But his new strategy is unlikely to meet the country’s emissions reduction goals for 2030.
Joe Biden may be only the country’s second Catholic president, but a long line of U.S. leaders have met with popes over the years.
The world isn’t on track to avoid dangerous climate change, and this year’s climate conference, COP26, is crucial, a former senior UN official writes.
China and the US could supercharge global climate action. But if they fail to cooperate, there will be dire consequences for all.
Mao’s Long March has a storied place in Chinese history. There are resonances in China’s current approach to international relations.
Former aides to Donald Trump have refused and delayed compliance with a subpoena issued by the Jan. 6 committee. It has set up a messy legal fight over executive privilege.
As the U.S. considers its own private refugee sponsorship program, it should look to Canada. History shows that large-scale adoption is possible and can bridge divides on immigration.
Joe Biden has been quick to calm Kurdish fears that the US will abandon them to their fate.
This summer’s disintegration of the Afghan government and continuing political turmoil in Iraq provide valuable lessons for the U.S. and its mission to impose democracy on the rest of the world.
The image of a post-Brexit Britain with a strong international presence is being lost to the so-called special relationship.
The region is already arming at the fastest rate in the world, but China and other nations can be expected to respond to AUKUS by further expanding their militaries.