● The coronavirus pandemic appears increasingly unlikely to lead to an improvement in US-China relations.
● Beijing's expulsion of journalists from major US media outlets marks a multi-decade low point for the bilateral relationship.
● For leaders in Washington and Beijing, seizing credit and deflecting blame – both domestically and internationally – takes precedence over cooperation.
A month ago, it seemed plausible that the COVID-19 crisis would lead to a partial improvement in US-China relations, as the world's two largest economies worked together to confro
Putin has signed into law an amendment that equates calls for the alienation of Russian territory with extremism. The implication is that anyone in Russia advocating Japan’s position in the territorial dispute over S Kurils is committing an extremist act. https://www.interfax-russia.ru/main/podpisan-zakon-o-priravnivanii-otchuzhdeniya-chasti-territorii-rf-k-ekstremizmu