Beijing’s success in stopping the spread of Covid-19 is a source of soft power, while Washington has earned no capital in its approach to vaccine diplomacy.
Thailand’s military seized power, refuses to accept an electoral mandate and thwarts political reforms, all in the name of defending the monarchy.
US special forces may have bagged his body, but the virulent ideology of the Islamic State leader lives on in the disparate groups of militants – men and women – he inspired in Southeast Asia.
The world was shocked to hear that two of the nine suicide bombers that hit Sri Lanka were children of a millionaire who grew up in luxury. But we shouldn’t be surprised that the wealthy are sacrificing themselves, writes Zachary Abuza.