Swap lines pulled us back from the brink in 2008. But as this pandemic spreads, a great power rivalry threatens to bring the global financial system tumbling down
Jeremy Rossman / March 16, 2020
Warmer weather may slow the spread of this virus in some parts of the world. But the evidence suggests it won't stop the pandemic
Daniel Bessner / January 15, 2020
Pretending that the nation is in decline will do little but provide succour to those who want to maintain an unchallenged American hegemony
Impeachment has never finished off a president. A shambolic process that doesn't kill Trump might simply make him stronger
Prospect Team / December 6, 2019
These are the pillars of the candidate's policy platform
Emily Tamkin / December 6, 2019
The former law professor and senator has a plan for everything, including taking on billionaires and reforming the US electoral college. But can she win it?
Prospect Team / November 14, 2019
Will the impeachment inquiry succeed?
The writ of the courts still runs—for now. But Trump is remaking the American bench, and destroying the norms on which democracy depends
Their agenda is driven not by strength but weakness and the result is playing out before our eyes
Diplomat Richard Holbrooke was at the heart of America's greatest foreign policy challenges in the latter 20th century—and represented the end of a national era