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The Coronavirus Pandemic Will Forever Alter the World Order: By Henry Kissinger

Conclusion:   The world’s democracies need to defend and sustain their Enlightenment values. A global retreat from balancing power with legitimacy will cause the social contract to disintegrate both domestically and internationally. Yet this millennial issue of legitimacy and power cannot be settled simultaneously with the effort to overcome the Covid-19 plague. Restraint is necessary […]

Richard Preston, Author Of The Book “Hot Zone,” That Was Later Made Into A Hollywood Movie ‘Outbreak,’ Was Interviewed On CNBC’s Squawk Box On His Thoughts On The Coronavirus Pandemic

Richard Preston, Author Of The Book “Hot Zone,” That Was Later Made Into A Hollywood Movie ‘Outbreak,’ Was Interviewed On CNBC’s Squawk Box On His Thoughts On The Coronavirus Pandemic   https://fortunascorner.com      Richard Preston,  a writer for The New Yorker, and best-selling author of numerous books on infectious diseases, bioterrorism, and the blockbuster best-seller, “The […]

A Naval War College Pandemic War Game In 2019 Had Eerie Parallels To The Coronavirus Response Today

A Naval War College pandemic war game in 2019 had eerie parallels to the coronavirus response today Business Insider · by Hope Hodge Seck A war game run last year by the Naval War College revealed prescient and sometimes troubling parallels to the real-world response effort to the coronavirus outbreak now. Among other things, the war game […]

North Korea Remains Self-Isolated And Defiant Amidst The Coronavirus

Excerpts:   Pyongyang’s isolation measures have indirectly enhanced enforcement of UN economic sanctions. Chinese entities had engaged in prohibited economic activity with North Korea, but both countries have now curtailed smuggling in order to reduce the risk of contagion. …   Pyongyang also cracked down on smuggling—including even reducing their own state-run smuggling. The government […]

History Shows North Korea Will Respond To The Coronavirus By Lashing Out

Excerpt: The COVID-19 crisis, as Donald Trump constantly reminds us, is an unprecedented situation. Nevertheless, the economic and political instability it seems likely to generate inside North Korea is not. Past crises thus offer a gloomy reminder for those who see in the virus the possibility of improved relations. The elites in Pyongyang have always […]

China Must Release The Secret Records Of The Wuhan Biolabs

China Must Release the Secret Records of the Wuhan Biolabs It’s time for Beijing to come clean. By Steven W. Mosher • March 27, 2020 The leaders of the Chinese Communist Party have a lot to answer for. Clearly, it was the CCP’s coverup and incompetence that first allowed the Wuhan virus to reach epidemic proportions in China, […]

FBI Warned Of Concerns Over ‘Biosecurity Risk’ From Chinese ‘Scientists’ Research In The U.S. After Intercepting SARS Virus And Flu Samples Illicitly Carried In Their Luggage A Year Before Coronavirus Outbreak

FBI Warned Of Concerns Over ‘Biosecurity Risk’ From Chinese ‘Scientists’ Research In The U.S. After Intercepting SARS Virus And Flu Samples Illicitly Carried In Their Luggage A Year Before Coronavirus Outbreak https://fortunascorner.com         Amelia Wynne posted a March 31, 2020 article to the website of the DailyMail.com, with the title above. Ms. Wynne […]

Chinese Researchers Isolated Deadly Bat Coronaviruses Near Wuhan Animal Market; Rasing The Possibility That COVID-19 Was Unwittingly Spread By An Infected Lab Worker From A Biosecurity Facility That Lacked Adequate/Proper Security Protocols

Chinese Researchers Isolated Deadly Bat Coronaviruses Near Wuhan Animal Market; Rasing The Possibility That COVID-19 Was Unwittingly Spread By An Infected Lab Worker From A Biosecurity Facility That Lacked Adequate/Proper Security Protocols   https://fortunascorner.com      The title above is from Bill Gertz’s March 30, 2020 article he posted to the Washington Times. For Mr. Gertz’s full […]

The Thing That Determines A Country’s Resistance To The Coronavirus

Key point.     When the pandemic subsides, I suspect that we will have to discard simple dichotomies. The major dividing line in effective crisis response will not place autocracies on one side and democracies on the other. Rather, there will be some high-performing autocracies, and some with disastrous outcomes. There will be a similar, though […]

Estimates Show Wuhan Death Toll Far Higher Than Official Figure

Estimates Show Wuhan Death Toll Far Higher Than Official Figure rfa.org 2020-03-27 Workers at the Hankou Funeral Home in the central Chinese city of Wuhan undergo disinfection, March 27, 2020. Reuters As authorities lifted a two-month coronavirus lockdown in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, residents said they were growing increasingly skeptical that the figure […]