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by Michael Bluhm

Now, a Malaria Vaccine

How important is it? Pascaline Dupas on what a major pharmaceutical innovation will mean for economic development and the “dream” of eradicating a disease that over time has killed billions of people.
Health 13 min read
by Graham Vyse

A Season of Waiting

What’s at stake in the changing politics of Covid around the world? Scott L. Greer on the pandemic’s latest mutation and last stages.
Democracy 13 min read
by Michael Bluhm

Bridges to Nowhere

Is China in danger of financial collapse? Victor Shih on the huge structural risks underlying the economy of the People’s Republic.
Economy 14 min read
by Graham Vyse

Unspeakable

How are the repercussions of protest and violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, shaping the limits of free expression in the U.S.? Nadine Strossen on the legal aftermath of a shocking event.
Democracy 13 min read
by Michael Bluhm

Friends Like These

Why is democracy eroding more among America’s allies than in other countries? Moises Naím on how massive social change is affecting the way citizens feel, and the nature of politics, around the world.
Democracy 11 min read
by Graham Vyse

Vicious Imaginary

What’s driving a surge of violent political rhetoric in America? Lilliana Mason on the erosion of peaceful democratic norms and the prospect of armed conflict.
Democracy 10 min read
by Michael Bluhm

War Games

Why is Moscow massing troops at the Ukrainian border? Anatol Lieven on what Vladimir Putin is after.
Democracy 10 min read
by Graham Vyse

Divided Attention

Are culture-war issues sabotaging the U.S. president and his party? David Kusnet on the Democrats’ political opportunity in a “flawed but noble country.”
Democracy 15 min read
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