Wesley Rahn, DW: Is the US-China rivalry tangling a coronavirus vaccine with geopolitics?In China, getting to a vaccine first would be a shot in the arm for its global image as a technology leader. In the US, an America-first vaccine could boost US President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign.
The increasingly bitter United States-China rivalry is drawing international concern that politics will be put ahead of public health if either country is the first to come out with an effective vaccine for SARS-CoV-2.
Developers from the US and China combined have the most candidate vaccines currently in human trials. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there are at least eight candidate vaccines moving forward in phase two of clinical evaluation.
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Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials — June 22, 2020
China’s Border Clash With India Is a Clarion Call — Michele Flournoy, Financial TimesIndia-China border clashes create opportunities for US national security — Javed Ali and A’ndre Gonawela, The Hill
US v China: is this the start of a new cold war? — Patrick Wintour, The Guardian
Trump’s tough talk on China sparks fears of geopolitical crisis — Niv Elis, The Hill
Aleksandar Vucic, Serbia’s stabilocrat — Norbert Mappes-Niediek, DW
‘As an Afghan refugee in Iran, I grew up with fear and humiliation’ — Zahra Nader, DW
Who’s Who in Libya’s War? — Kali Robinson, Council on Foreign Relations
Anglo-American Dominance, or Anglo-American Decline? — Casey Chalk, The American Conservative
Who could be Joe Biden’s running mate? — Anthony Zurcher, BBC
Were TikTok users and K-pop fans really behind the poor turnout at Trump’s Tulsa rally? — Emily Sakzewski, ABC News Online
Why were there empty seats at Trump’s Tulsa rally? Parscale blames BLM protesters, but TikTok teens claim they did it — RT
The 3 Solar Eclipses You Absolutely Must See This Decade, Including 2027’s ‘Eclipse Of The Century’ — Jamie Carter