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Global Crises

Faith leaders call on Biden to end broad sanctions

More than a dozen groups say the economic penalties wind up hurting vulnerable populations more than their intended targets.


Tunisia tests the Biden administration’s democratic resolve

President Kais Saied may lean toward regional autocrats to help relieve ongoing health and economic crises, complicating relations with the United States.

North America

Biden takes a vital step on vaccine patents — but more action is needed

U.S. support for a patent waiver must be coupled with technology transfers, information sharing, and a coordinated global effort to distribute vaccines.

Military Industrial Complex

Defense CEO fat cat salaries defy COVID crisis

While millions of Americans have yet to recover, War Incorporated joins pantheon of wealthiest elites profiting during the pandemic.