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Building a resilient and inclusive global health system together—Taiwan can help

  • 2021-04-30
  • Dr. Shih-chung Chen, Minister of Health and Welfare Republic of China (Taiwan)

The threat that emerging infectious diseases pose to global health and the economy, trade, and tourism never ceases. Pandemics can spread rapidly around the world due to international aviation and transport. As of March 2021, a novel form of pneumonia that first emerged in Wuh...

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Biden’s predecessors emboldened Putin. Here’s how he can get Russia right

Joe Biden is the fifth American president to deal with Vladimir Putin. His predecessors, in their own different ways, tried to placate a strongman who never hid his desire to solidify authoritarian control at home while furthering his ambitions on the world stage. George W. Bush tried to get a &l...

Disorder from the courts

In the notorious case of Dred Scott v. Sandford in 1857, US Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger Taney ruled that African-Americans were not and could not be citizens of the United States, and that the 1820 Missouri Compromise – which had created an (admittedly uneasy) equilibrium between slav...

Biden’s predecessors emboldened Putin. Here’s how he can get Russia right

Joe Biden is the fifth American president to deal with Vladimir Putin. His predecessors, in their...

Disorder from the courts

In the notorious case of Dred Scott v. Sandford in 1857, US Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger Tan...

BSF founders Olevs Nikers and Otto Tabuns: “Extensive destabilization of Belarus can lead to a humanitarian disaster at worst”

What will the geopolitical fallout be from the global COVID-19 health contingency? How will the g...

airBaltic CEO Martin Gauss: “Even in the crisis, airBaltic is already a success story”

Aviation is among the sectors that have been bruised by the world-wide COVID-19 pandemic the wors...

President Tokayev exhorts new parliament to take on new political reforms in Kazakhstan

President of Kazakhstan, Mr. Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, has on January 15, 2021, presented to the new...

Russia trying to return to the position that only super powers have unlimited sovereignty - foreign minister

RIGA - The Russian Federation is trying to return to a 19th century principle which stipulates th...

Belarusian analyst: “Lukashenko still does not get that the changes are irreversible”

The political tumult in Belarus, a result of the rigged presidential election last August that se...

A No-Brainer for the G20

We may soon witness the bargain of the century. G20 leaders, representing the world’s large...

America, heal Thyself

In 1998, then-US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright famously defined the United States as &ldq...

Europe must stand up to Hungary and Poland

Hungary and Poland have vetoed the European Union’s proposed €1.15 trillion ($1.4 tril...

Why subsidies beat lockdowns

Many European governments are trying to combat the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic by imposi...

Donald Trump, made in America

The 2020 US presidential election challenges – indeed, it should lay to rest – the po...

Elena Romanov: “What was crucial in Biden’s win is nothing less than saving the soul of America and restoring its standing in the world”

Then nail-biting presidential election in the United States is over and many heaved a sigh of rel...

The time bomb at the top of the world

It is hard to imagine more devastating effects of climate change than the fires that have been ra...

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