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Germany's low death rate and quick payout of relief to workers makes a case for social democracy as preparedness.
Far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro is within an inch of the presidency. His popularity suggests Brazilian politics might never be the same.
Gianpaolo Baiocchi, Marcelo K. Silva
A ‘dangerous’ populist will likely be elected president this weekend—and he may be just what the country needs.
David R. K. Adler
Schools in Nepal increasingly use English as the language of instruction. But in the name of preparing them for a globalized world, non-mother-tongue education often fails the students it aims to help.
Two new British reports deliver a damning and decisive verdict on the politics of interventionism.
Alex de Waal
Malta, Portugal, and Spain offer quick routes to passports for global elite willing to pay. This raises fundamental questions about the meaning and value of citizenship.
The idea that Putin is driven by the philosophy of Eurasianism obscures the pragmatism of Russia's foreign policy.
Jordan Michael Smith
The 1850s were a turning point for globalization, from telegraphs to colonization.
A new series explores how reading works by global women of color is generative.
Despite the risks, Chinese social media users are beating online censorship.
Greg Distelhorst, Diana Fu, Yue Hou
In the name of fighting radical Islam, Indian troops have gone to war with civilians.
Brexit is an episode in the long contest between rulers and the working class.
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