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Is Age Discrimination Acceptable? Wednesday, June 10th, 2020

Should we value all human lives equally? This question arose in an acute form in March, when the coronavirus overwhelmed Italy’s health-care system. Envisaging a situation in which there would not be enough ventilators for all patients needing one, a working group of the Italian Society of..

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America’s Calamity Tuesday, June 9th, 2020

It has been a calamity for the United States that, when two national tragedies – the COVID-19 crisis and the country’s legacy of racism – collided this spring, the occupant of the White House was an unstable person, totally unfit to govern. President Donald Trump’s inability to cope with..

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Chinese Diplomats Behaving Badly

Chinese diplomats have long had a reputation as well-trained, colorless, and cautious professionals who pursue their missions doggedly without attracting much unfavorable attention. But a new crop of younger diplomats are ditching established diplomatic norms in favor of aggressively promoting..

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Nepal Government eagerly waiting for talks with India

Sharachchandra Bhandary, KATHMANDU:- Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali has expressed the hope that any issue with India including the recent one on border would be resolved through talks. "The government has been making continued efforts for talks with New Delhi, and is eagerly waiting for a..

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Kashmir: Psychological Challenges of Covid-19 Monday, June 8th, 2020

The first thing that swamps people who are COVID-19 suspects is the feeling of isolation. No matter how brave you have been, there is definitely a shrink of horror that wraps when you are in administrative quarantine center. You begin to suspect even your roommate irrespective of who he is,..

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Which Economic Stimulus Works?

Governments around the world are responding forcefully to the COVID-19 crisis with a combined fiscal and monetary response that has already reached 10% of global GDP. Yet according to the latest global assessment from the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, these stimulus..

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Iron Fist for Pacific East

“Americans performed three very different policies on the People’s Republic: From a total negation (and the Mao-time mutual annihilation assurances), to Nixon’s sudden cohabitation. Finally, a Copernican-turn: the US spotted no real ideological differences between them and the post-Deng..

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Containing the Anger Virus

The small landlocked Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, which lies between China and India, is not only a tourist mecca. The country has also long pioneered the concept of “gross national happiness” (GNH), which its architects regard as far more comprehensive and accurate than the conventional..

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America’s Mis-Police State

George Floyd’s death at the hands – and under the knee – of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has triggered a wave of peaceful protests and violent rioting in most major cities across the United States. Caught on video for the world to see, the incident has driven home the perception..

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WHO shows interest in Nepal’s anti- novel coronavirus potion Thursday, June 4th, 2020

MAKWANPUR:- The World Health Organization (WHO) has expressed its interest in the herbal potion for curing COVID-19 said to be developed at the laboratory of the Tribhuvan University, Institute of Forestry here. WHO has also shown its interest in the laboratory, it is said. WHO on Thursday took..

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Bending the Curve of Fake Pandemic News

Would you believe that the coronavirus was developed by a government to weaken its foreign rivals? Or that “patriots” created it to foment a revolution against “big government” and the “deep state”? Sadly, far too many people who have encountered such disinformation online have shared..

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A COVID-19 Response for the World’s Poor Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020

G20 leaders urgently need to reconvene to agree on an enhanced and more strongly coordinated global response to the COVID-19 crisis. Although lockdowns are being eased in many places, the daily number of new COVID-19 cases worldwide recently reached its highest level yet, while the pandemic’s..

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From Riots to Reform in America

As I show in my new book, America Through Foreign Eyes, since the US ceased to be a middle-class society, starting in the early 1980s, it has been incapable of thriving. Without a full-fledged welfare state, it has consistently failed to adapt to a fundamental shift in its founding paradigm. Its..

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IS NEPAL FALLING INTO CHINA’S TRAP ? Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020

The news that Government of Nepal has unilaterally altered the border map with India has shocked many people, particularly in India, who wonder why Nepal government has done this . There may be a strong case for Nepal to alter the map and equally strong case for India for not altering the map. The..

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The Planet After the Pandemic

Scientists have little doubt: the destruction of nature makes humanity increasingly vulnerable to disease outbreaks like the COVID-19 pandemic, which has sickened millions, killed hundreds of thousands, and devastated countless livelihoods worldwide. It also will impede long-term economic recovery,..

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