Can China and Japan bury the hatchet? Mutual mistrust But an increased economic cooperation would require the leaders of the two nations to overcome a number of political and territorial disputes. Tokyo is wary of Beijing's increasing political clout in Asia and its territorial aggression in both the East and South China seas. China sees Japan's military alliance with the US as a strategic move against its regional interests. … [Read more...] about Japan takes the high ground over its outlying islands
South china sea issue
Environmentalists say that mangrove forests can help mitigate the impact of cyclones on coastal areas. When the southern parts of Bangladesh were hit hard by cyclones Sidr in 2007 and Aila in 2009, a mangrove forest called the Sundarbans, which spreads over 10,000 square kilometers, acted as a natural barrier against the storms before they could hit residential areas. This likely saved lives and property. Cyclone Amphan is also expected to make landfall in the Sundarbans. … [Read more...] about Cyclone Amphan: Is Bangladesh prepared?
As it turns out, this virus is a time machine. But we shouldn't forget that the past is never innocent — at any time, a political Frankenstein could emerge promising us a new world made up of our nostalgia for yesterday, vowing to make us happy once again. Ideologies once looked to the future for legitimacy; now, more and more, they are relying on the past. It's the easiest path to legitimacy, like signing a blank check. … [Read more...] about My Europe: The coronavirus time machine