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Renewed resistance to China and successful handling of the coronavirus pandemic has led Taiwan to re-examine ideas about its identity – and its future.
Dictatorships in eastern Europe have struggled to respond to the pandemic in contrast to their democratic rivals.
The rise of Buddhist nationalism has led to some of the worst inter-faith violence the country has ever seen. But some monks are leading the charge against the most intolerant preachers.
How coronavirus is accelerating the emergence of a new geopolitical formation.
Amid rumours about his health, the North Korean leader has not been seen for days.
A majority of the public view Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s response as timid and sluggish.
The humanitarian and economic disaster facing poorer countries.
India's huge, densely located population faces particular challenges.
Political deadlock in Kabul, the onset of coronavirus, and a resurgent Taliban – Afghanistan’s future looks bleaker than ever.
Thanks to fast action from the government, much of everyday life continues in Singapore. Schools, universities, shops and restaurants remain open and most public institutions are still functioning.
Coronavirus has hit Japanese exports, and is keeping consumers at home. Shops, bars and restaurants are quiet and Tokyo Disneyland is shut. Any hope that the faltering economy will recover this year is gone.