Russia Has a Vaccine. The World Has Questions

Despite a promising clinical trial, Moscow’s record suggests a wait-and-see approach to a vaccine that the Russian military is already pumping into troops’ arms.

Pandemic Numbers Are (Finally) Tiptoeing in the Right Direction

The United States remains in a very alarming place, but COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths all fell in the past seven days.

A Tragic Beginning to a Presidency

On the eve of Biden’s inauguration, the pandemic’s toll reached nearly 24 million cases and 400,000 deaths.

We Need to Know Who Is Getting Vaccinated

The federal government must release demographic data about vaccine recipients.

The Most Reliable Pandemic Number Keeps Getting Worse

America reported a record number of COVID-19 hospitalizations in the first week of 2021.

After COVID, What Should American Foreign Policy Do?

The pandemic reminds us that American leadership can determine whether the arc of history bends toward something better or something worse.

The Mutated Virus Is a Ticking Time Bomb

There is much we don’t know about the new COVID-19 variant—but everything we know so far suggests a huge danger.

Where Year Two of the Pandemic Will Take Us

As vaccines roll out, the U.S. will face a choice about what to learn and what to forget.

A Day of Deaths 25 Percent Higher Than Spring’s Worst

For the second week in a row, more COVID-19 deaths were reported in the U.S. than at any other time in the pandemic.

Will COVID Finally Force Us to Think Differently About National Security?

The “softer” approaches of irregular war offer outsized benefits during competition and armed conflict alike.

National Guard Helping to Roll Out COVID Vaccine

Guardsman will divvy up some vaccine batches, backfill medical staff in nursing homes and prisons.

How to Build Trust in the Vaccines

To succeed in immunizing the population against COVID-19, the United States must draw on the resources it already has.

This Is Only Going to Get Worse

The United States is entering a long, dark period, and the pandemic is already breaking records from the spring.

US Military Starts Vaccinating Troops, Behind Russia and China

DOD has picked 16 sites for a “controlled pilot” COVID vaccination program.

America Needs a COVID-19 Reckoning

Both parties wanted answers after 9/11. The pandemic has killed nearly 100 times more Americans.