World

pandemic global

The global politics of a pandemic

April 17, 2020 10:57 am

The new post-corona world is slowly emerging

inequality

There’s nothing equal about this virus

April 16, 2020 1:30 pm

I can self-isolate fairly comfortably, but how easy is it if you are on the 15th floor of a tower block?

conservatives

How COVID-19 will change the Conservatives

April 16, 2020 1:16 pm

The accusation that Boris Johnson isn’t personally committed to the health service just won’t work now

climbing

Climbing the walls

April 16, 2020 12:12 pm

A lockdown challenge in Sri Lanka

dissent lockdown

Whatever happened to dissent?

April 16, 2020 11:22 am

The British have bought the lockdown hook, line and non-thinker

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Bernard-Henri Lévy: I fear China will use coronavirus to become ‘Power Number One’

April 16, 2020 10:43 am

‘As if the virus had an intention, as if it was helping to create a new society’

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Six reasons why it’s a mistake to compare countries’ coronavirus figures

April 15, 2020 12:52 pm

Now is not the time for point-scoring and facile comparisons, but for global collaboration

macron

France won’t be fooled by Macron’s radical reinvention

April 15, 2020 12:24 pm

How long ago it feels since he strode regally into the Élysée with a vow to restore respect and dignity to the presidency

marshall plan

Ursula von der Leyen’s ‘Marshall Plan’ is doomed

April 15, 2020 12:03 pm

The US has neither the money or the will

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Curbing China’s rise should be America’s top priority

April 14, 2020 12:25 pm

We cannot accept an order that permits China to create a sphere of authoritarianism beyond its borders

saudi arabia oil

Saudi Arabia may have won an oil truce — but a greater conflict now looms

April 14, 2020 9:54 am

Despite all the hype, oil prices rose only a few dollars on Monday, and even that rally has quickly fizzled out

macron

Macron has lost the coronavirus war

April 14, 2020 9:36 am

If he lifts the confinement, he risks a second, lethal wave of infection. If he doesn’t, the economy will collapse entirely

debate

To understand COVID we need evidence, skepticism — and vigorous debate

April 12, 2020 4:54 pm

Without a robust debate and constant interrogation of evidence, there’s a greater chance of big mistakes being made

germany

Does Germany need China more than Europe?

April 12, 2020 4:19 pm

For its future prosperity, Germany may be forced to look east

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Didier Raoult — leader of the hydroxychloroquine cult

April 12, 2020 3:44 pm

He could be right. Even if he isn’t, people will believe him

new world order

After coronavirus, brace yourself for a new world order

April 12, 2020 12:41 pm

Coronavirus has been a crash test for components of the West’s soft power arsenal

afghanistan

A waste of 19 years

April 12, 2020 12:28 pm

The US withdrawal doesn’t mean peace in Afghanistan

covid-19 truther

Confessions of a COVID-19 truther

April 11, 2020 5:31 am

It’s not easy being skeptical

female world leaders

Are female world leaders better at handling coronavirus?

April 10, 2020 5:32 pm

Women tend to take health more seriously than men do

german

COVID antibody test in German town shows 15 percent infection rate

April 10, 2020 10:37 am

Scientists randomly sampled 1,000 people in Gangelt

frexit

A hard Frexit needn’t be a disaster for France

April 10, 2020 9:41 am

What would be the consequence of France quitting the euro quickly?

italy

How Italy’s family unity is its biggest weakness against coronavirus

April 10, 2020 8:10 am

An asymptomatic child could very easily pass the disease to a vulnerable grandparent

eurozone

Will coronavirus kill the eurozone?

April 9, 2020 5:50 pm

Merkel fiddles while Rome goes bankrupt

dominic raab

Dominic Raab is the constitutional choice, but a complicated one

April 9, 2020 12:33 am

He is the least well-known senior member of the cabinet. This is a disadvantage at a time when the government is trying to reassure the nation

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Monkeys, bats and Britain’s national trust

April 9, 2020 12:22 am

When a real problem came, there wasn’t much time for the people with imaginary ones