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Duncan Bartlett

Japan: New Leader, Old Geopolitics

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Japan’s new leader can expect to face ongoing hostility in East Asia and a warm welcome from India.

A Precarious Peace Descends over Kashmir

Pro-separatist graffitti in Srinagar, cc watchsmart, modified, Flickr, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

But peace cannot be imposed by force forever.

Hong Kong Security Law Ringing Alarm Bells in UK, Canada, and Australia

Hong Kong protests in 2019; cc Flickr Studio Incendo, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

In rhetoric, and increasingly in the realm of defense spending as well, Western countries are preparing for a more adversarial relationship with China.

Race for a COVID-19 Vaccine Intensifies

cc Flickr Governor Tom Wolf, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Various teams are sprinting toward the finish line of a working vaccine, and to the winner could go the geopolitical spoils.

COVID-19 in Focus: United Kingdom

Boris Johnson, cc Flickr Chatham House, modified, https://www.flickr.com/photos/chathamhouse/

As Britain prepares for the peak of the coronavirus crisis, the government’s being urged to provide the National Health Service with more equipment to save lives.

South Asia Braces for COVID-19 Lockdown

India COVID, Press Information Office, government of India, modified, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Minister_visiting_the_Coronavirus_Quarantine_Centre.jpg

The region’s leaders are about to face the ultimate test.

Japan and COVID-19: A Rising Tide of Anxiety

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The arrival of COVID-19 is just the latest in a string of recent economic disruptions in Japan, and there are even rumblings that the expected windfall of the Olympics could be in jeopardy.

Wuhan Coronavirus: A Global Challenge of Unprecedented Scale

A computer-generated model of the Wuhan Coronavirus, CDC, public domain, modified, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:2019-nCoV-CDC-23312.png#/media/File:2019-nCoV-CDC-23311.png

What are health experts saying about the risks posed by the virus?

Reporting on North Korea: The Quest for Credibility

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Inaccuracy and exaggeration pervade most media coverage on North Korea. What can one do? Go straight to the experts.

Terrorism Returns to London

WestminsterBridge, cc Flickr Jorge Láscar, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

The killings of two young people during a terror attack on London Bridge have stirred up political argument in Britain. But the father of one of the victims has penned an impassioned plea, urging the press not to use his son's death to further an “agenda of hate.”

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