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The Biden 100-Day Progress Report

We asked 25 experts to grade the administration’s start on foreign policy

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The Most Vital 100 Days Since FDR

Just like Roosevelt, Biden must show that government still works.

Joe Biden at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware.

How Biden Will—and Won’t—Battle the Pentagon

What the new president really thinks about the military—and what the military really thinks about him.

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The Most Vital 100 Days Since FDR

Just like Roosevelt, Biden must show that government still works.

Argument

Thousands of people gather at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington to call for police and criminal justice reforms.

Put Racial Justice at Center of the Biden-Harris Transition Plan

The new administration doesn’t have to reinvent the wheel—it can learn from South Africa’s experience with transitional justice.

Activist Irade Kashgary waves a flag of the Uighur region as she takes part in a protest outside of the Apple Store on K Street on July 30, 2020 in Washington.

Why Western Companies Should Leave China

Consumers will punish brands that rely on forced Uighur labor. While abandoning the Chinese market might hit profits, it will bolster reputations.

Moviegoers watch a film in Taiyuan, China, on Feb. 12, 
the first day of the Lunar New Year. China’s box office revenue hit a record $9.2 billion in 2019.

Patriotic Blockbusters Mean Big Box Office For Chinese Filmmakers

Censors have deliberately created a market ripe for propaganda.

Protesters prepare to burn an effigy of Chinese President Xi Jinping during an anti-China protest in Siliguri, India, on June 17, 2020.

Why Attempts to Build a New Anti-China Alliance Will Fail

The big strategic game in Asia isn’t military but economic.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson during a televised press conference at 10 Downing Street on Feb. 22 in London.

British Prime Minister Is a Broken Job

Why Boris Johnson’s failures in the pandemic are partly the product of the office he holds.

A campaign poster advocating for a ban on full-face coverings in Biberen, Switzerland, on March 7. The poster reads “Stop extremism!” in German.

Where Face Masks Are Required but Burqas Are Banned

Switzerland’s crackdown on Islamic symbols is normalizing anti-Muslim bigotry across the political spectrum.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (C), Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (R) attend a joint press conference in Ankara on Sept. 16, 2019.

The Middle East’s Next Conflicts Won’t Be Between Arab States and Iran

The Arab moment has passed. Competition between non-Arab powers—Turkey, Iran, and Israel—will shape the region’s future.

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Latin American Governments Are Caught in the Middle of the U.S.-China Tech War

So far, policymakers have maintained strong ties with both nations. In 2021, they may face a point of no return.

Essay

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Janet Yellen and Mario Draghi Have One Last Job

The U.S. treasury secretary and the Italian prime minister have spent decades shaping this economy. But can they control what comes next?

Debunker

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The Anthropocene Is Overrated

The way we talk about climate change and our effect on the planet is all wrong—and increasingly dangerous.

Review

From left: Reporter Kate Webb in 1968; reporter Frances Fitzgerald on May 1, 1973; and photographer Catherine Leroy about to jump with the 173rd Airborne during
Operation Junction City in South Vietnam on Feb. 22, 1967.
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How 3 Women Broke Into the Uber-Macho World of War Reporting

“You Don’t Belong Here” celebrates three trailblazers who cleared the way for generations of female journalists.

Decoder

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The Art of the Jumla

Why India’s Narendra Modi keeps getting away with failure.

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