Is This Column a Coherent Perspective?

By William Softky

In a previous article on Fair Observer, I describe an unusual new way of communicating the most important parts of “scientific truth” through potentially noisy, biased news media. The key innovation is to consider them together, all at once, as a kind of jigsaw-puzzle about scientific truth, or a “jigsaw textbook.” My own lofty, earnest hope is that the 20 articles I have written for...

Trump Is Playing Peekaboo With the Pandemic

By John Feffer

If the United States had quick-thinking and efficient leadership, the pandemic would have infected about 100,000 people and killed only a couple thousand. That’s the experience of South Korea, times seven to account for the difference in population. If the United States had overwhelmed but reasonably sensible leadership, the coronavirus pandemic would have racked up somewhere near a million infections at this point and killed...

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How Will COVID-19 Change Our World?

How Will COVID-19 Change Our World?

By Atul Singh

Editor’s Note: These are unprecedented times. A global pandemic has changed life as we know it. In recent months, Fair Observer has examined the crisis through political, economic and social lenses, publishing articles from around the world. The result is three 360° series that we urge you to read. You...


The Unique Opportunity for Innovation in the Gulf

Does the US Back India as a Fellow Democracy?

Has the Gulf Cooperation Council Failed?

Libyan General Gets Closer to Assad

COVID-19 Speeds Up Decline of US Influence

Fake News Is Flaring Up in the Gulf

Joe Biden’s Foreign Policy

The 1918 Flu Pandemic

Restricting Freedoms in the Fight Against COVID-19

Coronavirus Pandemic Hotwires the Fourth Industrial Revolution

The Interview

As the COVID-19 crisis is gradually slowing down, the world is bracing itself for a very likely second wave of the pandemic. While the shortcomings of the global response and the preparedness of individual countries will be open for debate and analysis for a long time to come, attempting to forecast what architecture the international system will assume after the immediate...

By Valerio Alfonso Bruno & Vittorio Emanuele Parsi