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How America Failed in Afghanistan
The New Yorker staff writer Steve Coll on the humanitarian catastrophe that is now likely to engulf Afghan civilians, and how Joe Biden is shifting the blame.
By Isaac ChotinerAugust 15, 2021
France’s Vaccination-Pass Experiment
An expert in French politics discusses Emmanuel Macron’s approach to vaccination policy and how the current wave of protests in France differs from the American anti-vaccine movement.
By Isaac ChotinerAugust 12, 2021
Why Conservatives Around the World Have Embraced Hungary’s Viktor Orbán
A sociologist explains why the country’s Prime Minister is “the ultimate twenty-first-century dictator.”
By Isaac ChotinerAugust 10, 2021
How Andrew Cuomo Holds On to Power
The editor of the Albany Times Union discusses the sexual-harassment allegations against the governor of New York.
By Isaac ChotinerAugust 4, 2021
John Kerry on the Unfathomable Stakes of the Next U.N. Climate-Change Conference
Ahead of a major summit, the first special Presidential envoy for climate discusses the diplomatic tightrope he faces post-Trump, and the best outcome he can hope to achieve.
By David RemnickAugust 3, 2021
How the Delta Variant Is Changing the Public-Health Playbook
An expert on global immunization campaigns describes the challenges of convincing vaccine skeptics.
By Isaac ChotinerAugust 3, 2021
Life in a Half-Vaccinated Country
A public-health expert discusses breakthrough infections, mask and vaccine mandates, and what the Delta variant means for Americans.
By Isaac ChotinerJuly 27, 2021
Reconsidering the History of the Chinese Communist Party
On the centenary of the C.C.P., a scholar examines the roots of Xi Jinping’s authoritarianism.
By Isaac ChotinerJuly 22, 2021
The Spyware Tool Tracking Dissidents Around the World
Stephanie Kirchgaessner discusses the Pegasus Project, a series of articles investigating the Israeli surveillance company NSO Group.
By Isaac ChotinerJuly 20, 2021
Robin DiAngelo Wants White Progressives to Look Inward
The author of “White Fragility” discusses her new book, “Nice Racism.”
By Isaac ChotinerJuly 14, 2021
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