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Boulevard Saint-Germain, Paris
The COVID-19 pandemic is currently imposing confinement on 3 billion people, leading to the world economy being more or less paralyzed. The purpose of this confinement is to prevent the spread of coronavirus and to protect those who are vulnerable to it – the great majority of the population. Until proved otherwise, we...
Coronavirus illustration by CDC

COVID-19 Pandemic: An Opportunity to Ease US-China Tensions?

Before the novel coronavirus startled the world, the relations between China and the United States had considerably strained, leading experts to term the emerging...
Argentine President Alberto Fernández

Argentina Legalizing Abortion Amidst a Debt Crisis

A wave of anticipation and hopefulness can be felt in and around Argentina as the President announced on the first of March that a...
President Donald Trump

Conflict with Iran, Peace with the Taliban: Consequences of US Policies...

Two developments, currently underway, are going to shape the geopolitical architecture of Asia for many decades to come, in case the conflict between the...
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...
PM Narendra Modi and Aung San Suu Kyi
India’s influence in Myanmar pales in comparison to China’s economic and strategic relations with the country even after compromising ethics. Although India’s policy towards Southeast Asia (SEA) changed (from ‘Look East’ to ‘Act East’ policy) there are few substantial gains beyond what the rhetoric expresses. Almost twenty years later,...
Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen argues that the international community is unfair in singling out his regime for its record on human rights and democracy when other regimes are just as bad. In the case of Rwanda, he has a point. President Paul Kagame persecutes and imprisons opponents, and makes...