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Adam Taylor

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Recent articles by Adam:

Taiwan’s de facto ambassador to the U.S. is optimistic in the age of coronavirus

The pandemic could be a "window of opportunity" for Taiwan and the United States, Taipei's man in Washington says. → Read More

Vietnam offers tough lessons for U.S. on coronavirus

The country is succeeding in the fight against the coronavirus where the United States is failing. → Read More

What caused the coronavirus? A skeptical take on the theories about the outbreak’s Chinese origin.

The theories, originally about biological weapons, have mutated rapidly since January. → Read More

China’s investigative journalists offer a fraught glimpse behind Beijing’s coronavirus propaganda

For China's few independent-minded outlets, aggressive coronavirus coverage could come at a price. → Read More

Coronavirus: Journalists threatened and detained as multiple countries restrict pandemic coverage

When a flu-like virus tore through the world, killing tens of millions and infecting far more, the papers in Europe told readers of Spanish flu. King Alfonso XIII of Spain was one of many stricken, they reported in 1918. What they didn’t say was that their own populations were being decimated, too. → Read More

What coronavirus? With indictment of Venezeula’s Maduro and sanctions on Iran, U.S. doubles down on ‘maximum pressure’

New indictments against the Venezuelan leader are just one part of a broader campaign that began before the coronavirus, experts say. → Read More

One continent remains untouched by the coronavirus: Antarctica

One continent has not yet confirmed a case of the novel coronavirus. It's a place of barren ice, where the all-consuming cold and darkness of winter is fast approaching. Over the past few months, some 4,000 people from around the world have watched from Antarctica as the coronavirus pandemic, which began in Wuhan, China, swept around the globe, reaching all but its southernmost reaches. "You'd… → Read More

While coronavirus ravages Iran, U.S. sanctions squeeze it

One estimate says Iran could lose millions of lives during the novel coronavirus outbreak. → Read More

Hong Kong learned from SARS. Can the United States learn from Hong Kong?

Recent history holds lessons for the world's response to the coronavirus epidemic. But there are no quick fixes. → Read More

Live updates: South Korea declares ‘war’ on coronavirus as outbreak spreads rapidly and unpredictably outside of China

Americans braced for an increasing toll at home, as officials around the world stepped up responses to cushion economic damage. → Read More

Pompeo tries to unite the West while dividing Washington

American allies are indeed worried about China and Iran. But the Trump administration is unable to speak their language. → Read More

The Philippines’ Duterte is trying to trump Trump

The Philippine leader is using Trumpian tactics in military negotiations with the United States. → Read More

The Idlib crisis is a reminder that the Syrian war is not over

President Trump had hoped to wash his hands of Syria. But Idlib’s crisis suggests it won’t be that easy. → Read More

The Trump-Boris honeymoon is over

Brexit Day may be a celebration, but the hangover could be brutal. → Read More

Experts debunk fringe theory linking China’s coronavirus to weapons research

Rumors and disinformation have spread amid the scramble for answers. → Read More

Wuhan: The Chinese mega-city at the center of coronavirus outbreak

With its central location, Wuhan might be thought of as China’s Chicago — but its far bigger. → Read More

China’s ambassador to Sweden calls journalists critical of Beijing lightweight boxers facing a heavyweight

Gui Congyou, China’s ambassador to Sweden, was summoned Tuesday to the Swedish Foreign Ministry in Stockholm. → Read More

Iran and its allies still claim, without proof, that scores of U.S. troops were killed in missile strike

In the aftermath of the Jan. 8 attacks, multiple outlets linked to the Iranian government made unsubstantiated claims that 80 U.S. military personnel were killed. → Read More

Iran’s supreme leader will lead Friday prayers for first time in eight years. In the past, he’s doubled down on hard-line rhetoric.

The last time Khamenei spoke at prayers, Iran was facing down sanctions from the Obama administration. → Read More

The U.S. citizens detained abroad whom Trump couldn’t free

The White House hasn't commented on the death of 54-year-old U.S. citizen Mustafa Kassem in an Egyptian prison. → Read More