COVID-19 Pandemic

Convenient COVID-19 Closures: The Contrivance of Scotland and Algeria to Close Churches
Convenient COVID-19 Closures: The Contrivance of Scotland and Algeria to Close Churches

Christians around the world should hold in mind and in prayer their brothers and sisters in Algeria who were barred from meeting together to celebrate Easter.

Will Arab Allies Seize Opportunity to Get COVID-19 Vaccines to Palestinians?
Will Arab Allies Seize Opportunity to Get COVID-19 Vaccines to Palestinians?

Palestine’s regional Arab allies, not Israel, should lead efforts to secure vaccines for the Palestinian population. The current crisis presents an opportunity for Arab countries to build goodwill internationally and support the Palestinian people by providing vaccines to the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

Extending the Hard Line with China
Extending the Hard Line with China

President Joe Biden’s China policy is coming into focus. As some of us predicted before his inauguration, he appears to be continuing the previous administration’s hard-line stance with Beijing—suggesting that the COVID-19 crisis marks a turning point akin to how the communist bloc’s attempt to seize West Berlin and South Korea solidified bipartisan commitment to waging the Cold War.

Ep. 59: Preview of the Yule Blog (Advent Special)

In this Advent Special of the Foreign Policy ProvCast, Mark Melton speaks with Walter Russell Mead about his annual Yule Blog series, which begins on Christmas Eve and runs through Epiphany on January 6.

Chinese Communist Propagandists Are Wrong about the US Presidential Election
Chinese Communist Propagandists Are Wrong about the US Presidential Election

Chinese Communist Party propagandists are mocking the American election and deriding it as inferior to the Chinese system. They’re wrong.

Taiwan Has Opportunities after Success during COVID-19
Taiwan Has Opportunities after Success during COVID-19

Taiwan and the US should develop a policy for if, and when, tensions with the People’s Republic of China escalate. For Taiwan, the opportunities of COVID-19 present the perfect time to do so.

Reaffirming the Importance of the State During COVID-19
Reaffirming the Importance of the State during COVID-19

The pandemic has only confirmed the importance of states.

National Discord or Solidarity? Lessons from Past Pandemics

Pandemics have historically been catalysts for political, economic, and social change. From Thucydides, Prokopios, and Ibn Khaldun, historians of the past who lived through the great pandemics of their day charted the ghastly toll of these invisible killers.

In Myanmar, COVID-19 Poses Greatest Risk to Democracy
In Myanmar, COVID-19 Poses Greatest Risk to Democracy

With Myanmar’s military still controlling 25 percent of its parliament and a history of brutal crackdowns—not to mention the recent Rohingya crisis—COVID-19 is exacerbating the precarious balance between the military and civilians in power.

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