By William A. Haseltine CAMBRIDGE – I was recently stunned to learn of the serious consideration being given to deliberately infecting human volunteers with the SARS-CoV-2 virus in order to assess the effectiveness of potential COVID-19 vaccines.
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.
By Simon Johnson, Galit Alter, Tess Cameron, and Michael Mina Simon Johnson is co-chair of the COVID-19 Policy Alliance and a professor at MIT’s Sloan School of Management.
By Shlomo Ben-Ami TEL AVIV – The COVID-19 crisis has become the latest front in the escalating clash of ideologies that has become a central feature of geopolitics in recent years.
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.
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.
By Gordon Brown LONDON – “This is not a discrete one-off episode,” Wellcome Trust head Jeremy Farrar has warned.
By Myoung-hee Kim SEOUL – South Korea experienced one of the world’s largest initial outbreaks of COVID-19 outside China.
By Joseph E. Stiglitz, Arjun Jayadev, and Achal Prabhala Joseph E.
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.
By Simon Johnson WASHINGTON, DC – We live now in the post-virus world.
By Hans-Werner Sinn MUNICH – The fight against COVID-19 is a full-on war.
By Ricardo Hausmann CAMBRIDGE – It was bound to happen. At some point, Venezuela would enter the electoral debate in the United States.
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.
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.
By Kailash Satyarthi NEW DELHI – Every day, 152 million children perform hard labour, often in hazardous conditions.
By David Richmond LONDON – Niger’s government is sounding the alarm about bogus meningitis vaccines – and it is not the first time.
By Reda Cherif, Fuad Hasanov, and Sabine Schlorke WASHINGTON, DC – For many firms in emerging and developing economies, emulating the success of the likes of Samsung and Hyundai may seem like an impossible dream.
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.
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.