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Analysis & Opinions - The Washington Post

Two things Facebook still needs to do to reduce the spread of misinformation

| Oct. 23, 2020

Samantha Power writes that Facebook should immediately take two steps to reduce the spread of misinformation on its platform in advance of Election Day: provide retroactive corrections to users who have unwittingly been exposed to false election-related information and reduce the reach of pages or groups that serially circulate falsehoods.

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen speaks during a press conference at an EU summit in Brussels, Friday, Oct. 2, 2020.

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Analysis & Opinions

This Week in COVID-19 and Economic Diplomacy: ‘Eurozone Fiscal Deficit Nears €1T’

| Oct. 22, 2020

In this week’s update on COVID-19 and Economic Diplomacy: Eurozone governments fiscal deficit nears €1T. The Chinese economy will be the only major economy to grow this year as the U.S. struggles to negotiate a fiscal stimulus bill.

 

Analysis & Opinions - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

Questions from Quarantine: Pandemic Family Management and Women Leaving the Workforce

The Security and Global Health Project is proud to present a weekly web series with Security Mom Juliette Kayyem and Medicine Mom Dr. Margaret Bourdeaux. Each week, our experts will answer your questions from quarantine and give you advice on staying sane and sanitary in a global crisis. We hope you'll join our Moms every Tuesday, and if you have a question that you want answered, tweet with #QuestionsFromQuarantine.

a protester holds a sign that reads "BLACK LIVES MATTER"

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Analysis & Opinions - The Washington Post

This Summer's Black Lives Matter Protesters Were Overwhelmingly Peaceful, Our Research Finds

| Oct. 16, 2020

Erica Chenoweth and Jeremy Pressman's research shows that the Black Lives Matter uprisings of summer 2020 were remarkably nonviolent. When there was violence, very often police or counterprotesters were reportedly directing it at the protesters.

U.S. President Donald Trump stands as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks a news conference at Hyderabad House, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, in New Delhi, India. 

AP Photo/Alex Brandon

Analysis & Opinions - The Hill

On India, the U.S. Must Think Bigger

| Oct. 16, 2020

The United States has enjoyed decades-long military treaty alliances with Japan and Australia. The fact that India has joined to form the Quad, not as a formal ally but major strategic partner, is advantageous for Washington and its strategy to limit China’s military push for power in the region. The time has come for the U.S. and India to think more ambitiously about the future strategic partnership between the world’s two most important democracies. 

Trump and Merkel in Biarritz, France, August 2019

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Analysis & Opinions - Foreign Affairs

Hope for the Future of American Leadership Dies Hard

| Oct. 16, 2020

Few countries outside the United States have as much at stake on November 3 as Germany. If the Democratic candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden, wins the U.S. presidential election, the badly bruised transatlantic relationship can yet be reconstructed. But if President Donald Trump wins a second term, the United States might take an even more hostile attitude toward Berlin and Brussels than it did during his first.