Fragmented authority for national cyber defense and the vulnerabilities of private companies that control software and infrastructure stack the deck against US cybersecurity.
While Serbia's Covid-19 infection rate continues to be worrisome, the country has shown the ability to vaccinate a higher proportion of its population than EU nations.
The courts have given the government the authority to hack into private computers unannounced. The action addresses a clear threat, but it also sets an unsettling precedent.
An infrastructure boom threatens endangered tigers across Asia. Scientists want to know more about how tigers behave near roads so they can design wildlife-friendly transportation networks.
There's not much the world can do to stop authoritarian rulers from persecuting their political opponents, as shown by the standoff over Russian dissident Alexei Navalny, who is ill and imprisoned.
Two energy and climate policy experts take a closer look at the Leaders Summit on Climate, the US pledge and today's industrial reality.
The average person is likely to be able to survive on a hunger strike for two months, provided they are drinking water. Here's how the human body can manage for so long without food.
It's cheap and easy to store, but the Russian vaccine does not yet have approval in Europe.
South Africa frequently invokes its celebrated constitution that is based on human rights, but has often failed to live up to its ideals.
The genius of the Paris climate agreement was getting major oil producing countries to agree to a target, but they still have widely different views of energy's future.
Russia is attempting to claim more of the Arctic seabed, an area rich in oil, gas and minerals. It's also expanding shipping and reopening Arctic bases. Here are two things the US can do about it now.
The new US administration has talked about setting up an alliance of democracies. For the time being, the project seems vague. Yet such an alliance is necessary.
And there's not too much the rest of the world can do to stop them.
They are hardly 'new best friends', but China and Russia have plenty of common interests – and pressure points.
Both Russia and China are signalling they will only deal with the West where and when it suits them. They are also increasingly comfortable working together as close partners.
Crude is key to inflation. Here's why has it been going up so much.
Can the arrival of a new administration in Washington and the demonstrations in Moscow demanding the release of Alexei Navalny destabilize the strongman of Moscow?
Long overlooked in the West, the Byzantine Empire has recently picked up interest among far-right and conspiracist circles. A historian of medieval culture explains what white supremacists get wrong.
Opposition protests continue and there are signs they are beginning to have an effect both inside and outside Belarus.
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has proved himself to be a master at summoning citizens to protest government abuses. The very words he chooses to use are part of his power.