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COVID-19 Blame-Game: America and China Take their Rivalry to the World Health Organisation

•The annual global health assembly is scarred by rows over Taiwan’s absence and access to drugs to fight covid-19 AFTER THE second world war the world decided it needed a new global department of public health. Andrija Stampar, a round-faced, bespectacled, Yugoslavian doctor, opened the first-ever World Health Assembly (WHA) in

Taiwan’s Status Could Disrupt WHO’s Most Important Meeting of COVID-19 Pandemic

On Monday, May 18, representatives of 194 countries will gather virtually for one of the most important public health meetings in recent memory. A country thought to have had one of the best public health responses to the coronavirus pandemic—Taiwan—will likely not be in attendance. At this week’s World Health Assembly (WHA)—the yearly convening of the

Senkaku Paradox: Preparing for conflict with the great powers

Editor's Note: Contemplating a scenario where China and Russia seize territory of marginal importance triggering applicable defense treaties, Washington needs better, less escalatory, and, thus, more credible options, writes Michael O'Hanlon. This piece was originally published by The Hill. Since roughly 2014, when Russia seized Crimea and China solidified its

China urges US to block Taiwan president’s travel

China has urged the United States on Tuesday not to allow Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen to transit its territory when she visits Belize and Paraguay next month, adding to tension between Beijing and Washington that has worsened amid a trade war. Beijing considers democratic Taiwan to be a wayward province of

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