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America’s Mis-Police State

By Jeffrey Sommers MILWAUKEE – George Floyd’s death at the hands – and under the knee – of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has triggered a wave of peaceful protests and violent rioting in most major cities across the United States.

The Kerala Model

By Shashi Tharoor NEW DELHI – As India’s 1.3 billion people struggle to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic, one of the country’s 28 states stands head and shoulders above the rest.

Can America handle a second wave?

By  William A. Haseltine CAMBRIDGE – Like surfers looking out for the next big breaker before the first one has passed, epidemiologists and public-health officials in the United States are bracing themselves for a fresh surge of COVID-19 infections later this year.

Now or never for Global Leadership on COVID-19

By Erik Berglöf, Gordon Brown, and Jeremy Farrar Erik Berglöf, a former chief economist at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, is Professor and Director of the Institute of Global Affairs at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Why Bernie?

By  Alexander Friedman JACKSON, WYOMING – For the last 50 years, almost every US presidential election has brought a new swing of the national political pendulum.

How Xi Jinping’s “Controlocracy” lost control

By Xiao Qiang BERKELEY – In his 2016 book The Perfect Dictatorship: China in the 21st Century, Norwegian political scientist Stein Ringen describes contemporary China as a “controlocracy,” arguing that its system of government has been transformed into a new regime radically harder and more ideological than what came before.

Trump’s near miss with Iran

By Elizabeth Drew WASHINGTON, DC – The recent tense, dangerous exchanges between the United States and Iran have revealed a great deal about US President Donald Trump’s management of his foreign policy.

Was killing Suleimani justified?

By Peter Singer MELBOURNE – On January 3, the United States assassinated Qassem Suleimani, a top Iranian military commander, while he was leaving Baghdad International Airport in a car with Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, an Iraqi leader of Kata’ib Hezbollah, an Iran-backed militia.

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