World

liberalism

Will coronavirus revive liberalism — or deliver it a fatal blow?

March 23, 2020 2:13 pm

Some politicians, despite what they might have hoped, are only ever remembered for one thing. Coronavirus could easily become that ‘one thing’ for today’s leaders

germany

Why is the coronavirus mortality rate so much lower in Germany?

March 23, 2020 12:48 pm

The main difference between Germany and Italy lies in those countries’ respective attitudes towards testing

french

My life as a French prisoner of coronavirus ‘war’

March 23, 2020 12:14 pm

On my small fifth floor apartment I’ve devised a daily exercise routine using packs of bottled water as dumbbells and an extension cable as a skipping rope

spanish flu

Should ‘Spanish flu’ have been known as ‘American flu’?

March 22, 2020 7:05 am

Some victims were dead within 12 hours of their first symptoms of Spanish flu

italy

Living in an Italy consumed by fear

March 21, 2020 12:58 pm

Right now, the death rate from coronavirus in Italy is more than 8 percent

wuhan

Beijing’s attempts to elude blame for the Wuhan virus will backfire

March 20, 2020 12:58 pm

The Trump administration will vigorously defend itself against the CCP’s smear campaign

poland

Waiting for corona in Poland

March 19, 2020 6:12 pm

A poxy virus cannot equal the debilitating consequences of partitioning, Hitler and the Soviets

coronavirus

The worst thing about having coronavirus

March 19, 2020 3:05 pm

I have felt worse than this, but not often

israel

Does Israel’s coronavirus crackdown go too far?

March 19, 2020 2:54 pm

Police wearing white smocks and protective gear now tour the streets in an attempt to hunt down quarantine evaders and detain them

test

In Britain, coronavirus will be a test of trust

March 19, 2020 2:33 pm

If the UK gets it wrong, then the nature of the relationship between the citizen and the state will be changed for at least a generation

macron

Coronavirus is pushing Macron’s government to breaking point

March 19, 2020 11:44 am

Will the French way of life ever recover?

italy

In Italy, the novelty of house arrest has worn off

March 19, 2020 11:20 am

The highlight of my day is a sanctioned trip to the supermarket

civilization costs debate

We are about to find out how robust civilization is

March 19, 2020 11:03 am

The hardships ahead will be like nothing we have ever known

lisa nandy

Brexit, Boris and the battle to be Labour leader: Lisa Nandy interviewed

March 19, 2020 8:51 am

Will the Wigan MP be the one to change the opposition party?

wet markets singapore

Time to ban wet markets

March 18, 2020 1:16 pm

China’s rampant consumption of exotic animals and lack of hygiene standards is far from above criticism

mao

How Mao’s medicine made modern China

March 18, 2020 10:27 am

While Mao’s intent was to mobilize the masses from the bottom up, the party response to COVID-19 runs largely in the opposite direction

british

The thinking behind the British government’s new coronavirus approach

March 17, 2020 5:07 pm

Their initial strategy would likely have resulted in 250,000 deaths as the infections would overwhelm intensive care

parisians

Macron’s ‘war’ on coronavirus is bringing out the best and worst in Parisians

March 17, 2020 4:49 pm

I had intended to return to Britain at the end of last week but I've decided to stick it out

samuel pepys

What Pepys’s plague diaries can teach us about coronavirus

March 16, 2020 12:47 pm

The diarist was afraid to wear a new wig in case it became infected

chinese

We’re all Chinese now

March 16, 2020 8:50 am

The international coronavirus response marks a huge breakthrough moment for Chinese soft power

slavoj Žižek

‘What I like about coronavirus’ by Slavoj Žižek

March 14, 2020 2:51 pm

The Slovenian philosopher discusses George Clooney, populism and why the Democrats prefer Trump to Bernie

boris johnson

Boris Johnson knows the risk he is taking with his coronavirus strategy

March 14, 2020 1:28 pm

Why isn’t the UK doing what so many other countries are doing?

boris huawei

Washington is furious at Boris’s Huawei bid

March 13, 2020 4:23 pm

The 5G deal is putting the UK-US trade deal in jeopardy

oil

Crude tactics: Russia and Saudi Arabia are at war over oil prices

March 13, 2020 1:52 pm

Their game of chicken has hit world markets almost as hard as coronavirus has

war with iran coronavirus

Will coronavirus lead to a US war with Iran?

March 13, 2020 6:53 am

Tehran’s virus troubles could allow Shia militias to attack US forces in Iraq