The COVID-19 pandemic illustrates interesting dynamics of the current international order, including how countries like Brazil are stuck with an aggressive China and an absent America.
Igor SabinoApril 28, 2020
Donald Trump should use the Oval Office or East Room to underscore the gravity and seriousness of what Xi Jinping’s regime has done.
Alan DowdApril 24, 2020
Not every plague is a judgment, but every plague is a revelation.
Debra EricksonApril 17, 2020
During the coronavirus pandemic, Middle Eastern Christians like MP Neemat Frem and Dr. Issam Raad are living up to the best of their community’s tradition as healers of the sick.
Peter BurnsApril 14, 2020
While quarantined with my family during the COVID-19 pandemic, the following five lessons with international affairs applications have come into focus.
Rebeccah HeinrichsApril 10, 2020
As the coronavirus pandemic continued to ravage Iran, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei suggested that the United States bore responsibility for his nation’s plight.
Tzvi KahnApril 9, 2020
The mindset of many of First Things’ authors, most notably its senior editor, R.R. Reno, strikes me as that of an angry and bitter remnant. They write as though they are the last Christians in America.
Jason E. VickersApril 7, 2020
Americans should be willing to condemn China’s great crimes while also critiquing America’s mistakes. Democratic citizens’ right to criticize their government is a key reason why the US is better than China and why democracies ultimately outperform autocracies.
Mark MeltonApril 3, 2020
A theologian’s task in time of plague is to show the light and give people hope. In recent years, many of us trained as theologians have traded our office for that of the pundit and scold. That we have so little worthwhile to say now, in this unprecedented time of fear and uncertainty, is yet one more sign of judgment.
Joseph E. Capizzi & H. David BaerMarch 31, 2020