2021 begins with new international leadership in positions to make huge differences in the way the world deals with preventing, preparing, or responding to the next pandemic infectious disease outbreak. Two former World Bank Vice Presidents, neither medical doctors and

A country in protest, Lebanon has already faced a financial and political crisis before the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, with Beirut partially destroyed following the twin explosions which have been identified as “one of the largest non-nuclear blasts in history,” the

Sorry to disappoint, but the UN is neither. Not a beast, not a dream utopia. Too often in the news the UN is reported as if it acts autonomously, as if it is solely responsible for waging war, building peace, providing

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