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Repairing the damage to international cooperation will be a work of patience, diplomatic craftsmanship and the slow recovery of mutual trust. And it cannot be done by America alone.

The following essay was written by Ernesto Zedillo, director of the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization,...

As the slave trade brought Europeans, Africans, and Americans into contact, diseases were traded along with human lives. Author Manuel Barcia and David Blight, Director of The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at the MacMillan Center, discuss the battle...

An 1842 daguerréotype of Honoré de Balzac by the photographer Louis-Auguste Bisson (via Wikimedia Commons)

Fueled by endless cups of coffee, French author Honoré de Balzac produced more than 90 novels and short stories peopled by 2,400-plus characters during his lifetime (1799-1850).

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European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen speaking in Brussels after yesterday’s European Council videoconference.

Yesterday the leaders of the 27 member states of the European Union, meeting via video conference as the European Council, discussed, as they had last month, the EU’s response to the Covid pandemic. With the daily number of new cases dropping a bit in several member states in the wake of the...

Ian Shapiro (Photo credit: Mara Lavitt)

When Joe Biden assumes the presidency on Jan. 20, he will lead a deeply polarized nation facing historic challenges. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to surge, with more than 11 million U.S. cases and 246,000 deaths, Americans and their elected leaders can’t even agree on basic measures to...