Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe ended weeks of speculation about the state of his health by announcing his surprise resignation on Friday.
Since last summer’s bushfire crisis in Australia, there’s been a quantum shift in public awareness of Aboriginal fire management. It’s now more widely understood that Indigenous people used landscape burning to sustain biodiversity and suppress large bushfires.
The pandemic worsened but did not create this problem: Latin America has long been among the world’s deadliest places to be a woman.
President Alexander Lukashenka of Belarus has stayed in power for 26 years by being a master tactician. But he has seriously mishandled opposition protests, says a Belarus-born scholar of Eastern European politics.
How would Joe Biden engage a world upended by Trump? A diplomacy expert explains what Biden's history says about his foreign policy priorities, and looks to a long history in public service for clues.
The Zapotec people of southern Mexico have always relied on each other to solve problems when the government can't, or won't, help. That's proving to be a pretty effective pandemic response.
An accurate census requires good data in and good data out. With the 2020 census, the US has unprecedented challenges with both, from the ill-timed pandemic and from new rules designed to keep data anonymous.
The US Census Bureau is hoping that most people who live in the US will use the internet to answer census questions, rather than filling out a paper form or providing those answers to a census taker in person, at their home. But collecting data online carries some significant risks that are new to the census and may undermine the accuracy of the count and the public’s trust in the process.
Social media has undoubtedly changed the way information about vaccination is engaged with. But the media-driven nature of the debate isn’t actually that new. When vaccination began at the end of the 18th century, it quickly became fodder for commentators.
Earlier this year, as 300 days passed without a formal briefing, a bipartisan group of past administration press secretaries called for restoration of the daily briefings.