Latest stories

  • No beachfront fire sale for Thai tourism assets

    BANGKOK – With more than half of Thailand’s 60,000-plus hotels and guest houses still shuttered since the government closed the national borders in April and with a waiver on interest payments hotels and resorts owe to banks set to end in October, the Thai hotel…
  • The man most responsible for Indonesia’s Covid crisis

    It’s not clear to many Indonesians why President Joko Widodo has maintained faith in Health Minister Terawan Agus Putranto, the military doctor who initially sought to play down the coronavirus threat and has since been missing in action in battling the pandemic. It’s all the…
  • The Core Lesson of the COVID-19 Heart Debate

    Editor’s Note: The Atlantic is making vital coverage of the coronavirus available to all readers. Find the collection here. Last Monday, when I called the cardiologist Amy Kontorovich in the late morning, she apologized for sounding tired. “I’ve been in my lab infecting heart cells…
  • A Dangerous Moment for the Court

    The Supreme Court seems strangely immune to the bitterness that plagues our politics. Even now, when Americans can no longer agree on basic facts, the Court’s relative popularity has endured. Following Donald Trump’s 2016 election, the Court has what may be its most conservative majority…
  • The American Government Gave Up on Reality

    Alexander Hamilton and his colleagues wrote 85 separate essays to make their case that Americans should take a risk and ratify the 1787 Constitution. Three sentences into the very first of those Federalist Papers, Hamilton made clear that he knew full well the stakes of…
  • Virus refugees fleeing Myanmar for Thailand

    CHIANG MAI – Thailand’s security forces on the Myanmar border are on high alert to prevent an influx of a new breed of migrants which if some reports are accurate may turn into a flood: health refugees fleeing a surge of Covid-19 infections. Thai authorities…
  • Ailing Trong’s power felt not seen in Vietnam

    The absence of Vietnam’s communist chief and head of state from a major national event last week yet again sparked rumors about how the purported ill-health of the country’s most powerful figure affects an all-important political reshuffle set for early next year.      Nguyen Phu Trong…
  • The changing face of Singapore democracy

    SINGAPORE – When Singaporeans went to the polls on July 10, voters handed the long-ruling People’s Action Party (PAP) another landslide general election victory with 61.2% of the popular vote and all but 10 of 93 seats in Parliament. But when party leaders addressed the…
  • India’s GDP drop alarms ex-central bank chief

    India’s former central bank governor has expressed concern over the worst-ever quarterly gross domestic product contraction in India’s history and called for immediate remedial action. As per the National Statistical Office, the country’s growth for the April-June quarter contracted by 23.9%, the first contraction in…
  • US lacks coherent strategy for asymptomatic tests

    This story was originally published by ProPublica, a nonprofit US newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Dr. Sara Cody, health officer of Santa Clara County, California, was tired of seeing the same thing over and over again. Her contact tracers were telling people exposed to…
  • India green lights more domestic flights

    As part of the easing of lockdown restrictions, the Indian government is allowing airlines to operate 60% of their normal schedule. The government suspended both domestic and international flights on March 25 to contain the spread of Covid-19. Domestic passenger services resumed on May 25…
Load More
Congratulations. You've reached the end of the internet.