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    Did US Biotechnology Help to Create COVID-19?

    Neil L. Harrison & Jeffrey D. Sachs

    Since the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, the search for the origins of the virus has been hampered by politics. But there must be a full investigation into the possibility that the virus emerged from a laboratory using US-developed techniques.

    call for an investigation into research practices that could have led to the coronavirus's emergence in China.
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    Is Taiwan Next?

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    1. Abe Shinzō Abe Shinzō ,
    2. Brahma Chellaney Brahma Chellaney ,
    3. Bonnie Glaser Bonnie Glaser ,
    4. Elmira Bayrasli Elmira Bayrasli ,
    5. Chang-Tai Hsieh Chang-Tai Hsieh ,
    6. Richard Haass Richard Haass

    Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February has stoked fears that Chinese President Xi Jinping is plotting his own aggression against Taiwan. The United States and its NATO allies seem to be “all in” on repelling Russia’s invasion, but how far will the US be willing to go to defend Taiwan, and has its longstanding policy of “strategic ambiguity” on that question really run its course?

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op_harrison2_Jane Barlow - WPA PoolGetty Images_covidresearch Jane Barlow/WPA/PooGetty Images

Did US Biotechnology Help to Create COVID-19?

Neil L. Harrison & Jeffrey D. Sachs

Since the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, the search for the origins of the virus has been hampered by politics. But there must be a full investigation into the possibility that the virus emerged from a laboratory using US-developed techniques.

call for an investigation into research practices that could have led to the coronavirus's emergence in China.
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taiwan parade Walid Berrazeg/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Is Taiwan Next?

Featured in this Big Picture
  1. Abe Shinzō Abe Shinzō ,
  2. Brahma Chellaney Brahma Chellaney ,
  3. Bonnie Glaser Bonnie Glaser ,
  4. Elmira Bayrasli Elmira Bayrasli ,
  5. Chang-Tai Hsieh Chang-Tai Hsieh ,
  6. Richard Haass Richard Haass

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February has stoked fears that Chinese President Xi Jinping is plotting his own aggression against Taiwan. The United States and its NATO allies seem to be “all in” on repelling Russia’s invasion, but how far will the US be willing to go to defend Taiwan, and has its longstanding policy of “strategic ambiguity” on that question really run its course?

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What’s the Endgame in Ukraine?

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  1. Anders Åslund,
  2. Pascal Boniface,
  3. Anastasia Edel,
  4. Charles Tannock

Nearly three months after Russia launched its invasion, Western countries appear more committed than ever to Ukraine’s defense, and, in some quarters, to Russia’s defeat. We asked PS commentators what outcome the West, Russia, and Ukrainians themselves can realistically expect.

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Europe’s Energy Reckoning

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  2. Ana Palacio,
  3. Hans-Werner Sinn,
  4. Dalia Marin,
  5. Andrés Velasco,
  6. Marcelo Tokman,
  7. Karsten Neuhoff,
  8. Isabella M. Weber

The ongoing war in Ukraine has prompted growing calls for European governments to halt imports of Russian hydrocarbons immediately. But, especially when it comes to natural gas, is Europe willing to bear the costs of such a dramatic shift?

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