international analysis and commentary

Assessing a unique vice-presidential debate

The 2020 presidential campaign continues to disrupt any precedent. Only days after mocking his adversary Joe Biden for wearing masks and being cautious in the face of COVID-19, Donald Trump tested positive and was hospitalized for a few…

The Presidential race as a clash of visions

The 2020 American news cycle is about to become even more intense as the final days of the presidential campaign are upon us. This was never going to be just another election: Donald Trump is too polarizing a figure and, if every second…

The American-style Covid-19 recession

Between a surge of Covid-19 cases, Black Lives Matter protests sweeping the country, and Donald Trump’s forays into authoritarianism, with national guard and secret police sent into cities to stop protesters, one thing seems to have slipped…