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The Dutch historian discusses the political consequences of Covid-19 and his new book Humankind: A Hopeful History.
As in Hungary, the pandemic could be exploited by the ruling party for a new power grab.
Dictatorships in eastern Europe have struggled to respond to the pandemic in contrast to their democratic rivals.
The rise of Buddhist nationalism has led to some of the worst inter-faith violence the country has ever seen. But some monks are leading the charge against the most intolerant preachers.
The US and China are not merely failing to provide global leadership, they are obstructing the cause of multilateralism.
Mariana Mazzucato, Robert Skidelsky, Ann Pettifor, David Blanchflower and others on why the UK must not impose spending cuts in response to higher debt.
How coronavirus is accelerating the emergence of a new geopolitical formation.
Brazil's president is wasting time fighting his own cabinet, rather than controlling a huge public health crisis.
Coronavirus has unleashed the latest round of doom-mongering.
The president’s uncritical embrace of Binyamin Netanyahu’s government has created political space for sceptical Democrats
Even after coronavirus has been beaten, the oil price may never fully recover.