eyes on the U.S.

United States

Behind Biden's Message Of Unity, A Shattered America

MILAN — The first day of Joe Biden's presidency bore clear traces of some of the recent wounds inflicted on the United States. After being sworn in, Biden arrived at the White House protected ...

United States

Bonjour President Biden: 26 Front Pages From Around The World

"Hope," "unity," "a new era," "democracy,"... Newspapers around the world reacted to the inauguration of the 46th President of the United States Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, who ...

France

Joe Biden Won't Fix The World's Broken Diplomacy By Himself

Democrats who reach the White House do not necessarily play into the hands of Europeans. It is up...

Iran

Biden And Iran: The If, When And How Of Reopening Nuclear Talks

Iran's clerical regime is boosting its military and nuclear activities, perhaps in a bid to bolst...

India

Say It Proud, Joe! Stutterers Of The World Will Be With Biden

Our New Delhi-based writer will be watching with pride as Kamala Harris becomes the first woman o...

Italy

Washington, Rome, Kampala: The Sacred Counting Of Democracy

At 6 p.m. local time Wednesday in Rome, while much of the world was transfixed on Washington, D.C., Italian reporters were huddled in a vast room of the nation's Parliament to witness another ...

France

What Trump's Twitter Ban Means For The Rest Of The World

By closing Donald Trump's social media accounts, the Big Tech platforms have recognized for the f...

United States

On "The Trump Question" - The Burden For Biden's Presidency

The assault on the Capitol wasn't an attempted coup, per se. But the ramifications of how to hold...

Germany

What's To Blame For COVID-19 Vaccine Delays Around The World

Delays, reluctance, shortages... the rollout of the coronavirus vaccines across the world has bee...

France

2020 Hindsight: Worldcrunch Staff Picks Our Top Stories

From The Freedom Of Vanlife To A Pandemic Quarantine — And Back Again? RUE AMELOT Pathogens In The Permafrost: A New Climate Change Health Risk LES ECHOS No Work, ...

United States

After Trump, U.S. Faces Risk Of Slipping Into "Hybrid" Regime

From Venezuela to Belarus, there are countries that have elements of democracy but fall well shor...

France

Worldcrunch's 20 Most Popular Articles Of The Year

COVID Death Toll At 1.5 Million: A World United By Those We Lost WORLDCRUNCH Abidjan Postcard: Black Lives Matter, But They're Different Here JEUNE AFRIQUE Pandemic ...

United States

Joe Biden's Real Challenge: Moving Beyond Anti-Trumpism

President-elect Joe Biden's ample support base is fluid and can melt away, if his administration ...

Germany

The Next Pandemic May Be Closer Than You Think

After COVID-19, similar crises could arise sooner rather than later. Can we really afford — a...

United States

The Months That Will Turn Joe Into President Biden

For all his experience in government, Biden is entering unfamiliar territory. Trump, barking at t...

Spain

Regenerative Travel: Will The Pandemic End Mass Tourism?

A global pandemic and weariness in many places of cheap, mass tourism may hasten a real paradigm ...

United States

Tale Of Two Tests: Universal Health Care In Times Of COVID-19

PORTLAND — I'm far from the first American living in Europe to extol the virtues of universal health care. It's almost a cliche at this point, but may have renewed relevance as the pandemic ...

Iran

Israel Or Inside Job? What Killing Of Iran Scientist Reveals

The targeted killing of a top Iranian scientist has increased pressures on Iran's regime at a tim...

United States

COVID-19's Essential Workers Shake Up Minimum Wage Debate

Why are some of society's most crucial employees still fighting to get paid a fair wage?

France

What The Animal Kingdom Teaches Us About Social Distancing

Monkeys, lobsters and even guppies ... They all have an innate understanding that there's only on...

France

The Covid Blur: Lost In The Pandemic's Time-Space Continuum

The lockdowns have arrived as technology accentuates the passage from ritually organized time to ...

Sweden

Sweden, The Final Proof That People Must Be Told What To Do

PARIS — Like much of the rest of the world, Sweden is now facing a second wave of coronavirus infections. But while other countries are debating which mix of restrictions to reinstate, the ...