Editors' Pick

Immunity Passport
Immunity passports or certificates are simple common sense and a precious tool to safely restart the world during the COVID-19 pandemic. This health document allows the identification of people who will be neither infected by the coronavirus, nor a source of transmission. For at least a certain period, these...
President Rouhani in meeting with Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro

The US, Iran and Venezuela in the Caribbean: The Big Picture

The entry of Iranian oil tankers into Venezuelan territorial waters has caused a flurry of speculations that it might lead to increased tensions with...
President Xi Jinping

Stop Calling It a New Cold War, China Is Not the...

Last week, the war of words between Washington and Beijing reached new heights of animosity. The Trump administration continues to blame China’s appalling management...
New York National Guard

The American Cultural Barrier in Confronting the Pandemic

It was Jan. 20, and the first case of Covid-19 was detected in the United States. I attended a tech conference in San Francisco the...
Coronavirus outbreak world map
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to ravage the planet with the global death toll now close to 300,000. But the deaths seem to be concentrated in Western Europe and North America, while many countries in other geographical zones seem to be relatively spared. Among these areas where the toll has been...
Vietnam Flag
As the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) faces renewed scrutiny in light of its comparatively weak response to the coronavirus crisis, the perennial question of the future of the multilateral body and its long-standing leadership gap is yet again on the table. Will the current public health crisis...
Coronavirus test
South Korea, Taiwan and Hong Kong, all in the immediate vicinity of China, have, so far, been able to avert the mass spread of coronavirus among their populations. They have done so while managing to avoid draconian measures like confining their populations, as has happened in Europe. The social and economic...
Soldiers spraying disinfectant to kill coronavirus
There is probably not a national leader anywhere in the world who thinks his country’s people are stupid enough to believe that coronavirus spares people of a certain nationality. But that is exactly what Prime Minister Hun Sen has asked Cambodians to believe. On February 18, Hun Sen said that...