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It seems the virus was now news in this country because: 1) Americans had been affected; and 2) it had, in effect — according to the breathless headlines — arrived on our shores. (This, despite the two victims being transported in hazmat suits and quarantined in an Atlanta hospital.)
Of all the myriad bills that Congress didn’t pass this year and issues it didn’t address, one failing stands out in particular for its impact on foreign policy: leaving one-quarter of our 169 embassies without ambassadors.
By the end of last year, civil wars and other violence had forced a mind-numbing 51 million people to flee their homes, according to the United Nations. To put that number into perspective, it’s tantamount to the entire population of South Korea pouring out of the country and decamping to other places.