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East Asia’s early restrictions have increasingly been adopted across the West, undermining myths of “freedom-loving” publics.
From Brazil to Belarus, the Covid-19 pandemic intensified political trends around the world.
By treating far-right extremism as a law enforcement issue, governments are failing to prevent its spread.
In her second term, the iconic leader must put her popularity at the service of bold domestic reform.
As the global death toll passes one million, we should beware of focussing only upon the numbers.
Once the pandemic is taken into account, goals such as the eradication of poverty will only be fulfilled by 2092.
Amid the global consequences of a pandemic, the fires that devastated the country earlier this year can seem less significant – but they portend a far greater crisis.
A Pew Research Centre poll of 14 countries shows that nations hit hardest by Covid-19 are more likely to judge their governments' performance poorly.
In France, Germany, Poland, Georgia and New Zealand, the British government’s handling of the pandemic is viewed as a cautionary tale.
Income sources cut and high levels of public debt paint a gloomy future for small island developing states.
The country’s failure to challenge the roots of fascist ideology has emboldened extremists.