Trump has pulled the US apart. That doesn't mean Biden can beat him
Joe Biden hopes to defeat Trump through old-fashioned politics, and then restore some old-fashioned normality to the United States. But have the country’s furious divisions made that impossible?
Why “no deal” remains one of the greatest threats facing the UK
Some say a WTO Brexit would be less painful in the wake of Covid-19 destruction. This argument “makes no sense,” says a former judge of the European Court of Justice
Venezuela may have two presidents, but only one of them has any power
Opposition leader Juan Guaidó was supposed to be the spearhead of a velvet revolution. Now 18 months on, and it looks like Nicolás Maduro's grip on power is as strong as ever
Coronavirus, acceptable authoritarianism, and the battle for democracy
Coronavirus has upended the world order and called basic liberal values into question. With authoritarianism on the rise, can democracy as we know it survive?
The duel: could Covid-19 kill off the EU?
Coronavirus represents a crossroads for the European Union. The choice is either closer integration to better prepare for future events or making the most important decisions in times of need at the national level
Brash and egotistical—the continent's new leaders might just save Europe
They move fast and break things, but they might just have the energy to fix Brussels
Can Shinzo Abe kickstart the Japanese economy?
2020 was meant to be a year of triumph for Tokyo. The reality has proved very different
A critical mass of Americans comes to terms with the truth
Is there finally consciousness that law enforcement officers too often serve white privilege, not justice?
How Britain leads the way on aid
Supporting the world’s most vulnerable communities benefits all of us
Stalked by hunger, Lebanon loses its glamour
Lebanon’s economic crisis, compounded by but not rooted in the coronavirus lockdown, means many people can no longer afford food
India's constitution isn't saving it from Narendra Modi's assault on rights
The country's founding document has failed its minorities
Why the European Union is not doomed to fail
The coronavirus crisis has exposed frailties but the EU’s regulatory superpower status will endure