Foreign Policy Trends To Look For: 2022

The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) focuses on four foreign policy news stories to follow this year. “Any one of them,” the CFR website says, “could turn into the dominant news event of the year — or fade away.  We’ll know in 12 months which will sizzle and which will fizzle.” The top four are:…

Lessons From Covid-19 And A Look Ahead

The New York Times reports Nov. 17 that the Biden administration plans to invest billions of dollars to expand United States production of coronavirus vaccines to deal with the deadly plague at home and abroad. “That goal,” according to Times correspondent Sheryl Gay Stolberg, “is a proposed first step in a new plan”, enabling the…

The Challenge Of Global Vaccination Against Covid-19

Secretary of State Antony Blinken and White House COVID-19 response coordinator Jeffrey Zients describe the challenge bluntly in a recent Washington Post column: Vaccinating Americans and people around the world to defeat the virus both here at home and abroad.  Our most powerful weapon in this fight is safe and effective vaccines.” Distributing vaccines around…

COVID-19 Deaths in The United States Pass 700,000

A wide-angle photo of the Mall surrounding the Washington Monument tells the grim story. Tiny white monuments to victims of the disease stretch to the horizon. Scores of eyewitnesses file through a winding path to the Monument, obviously moved by their firsthand glimpse of the scale of the nation’s COVID-19 death toll. Compare this pandemic…