Worthwhile reading from other sites – 2020

A new year and a new decade…this years stories look like being focused upon the US presidential elections, Britain’s departure from the EU, the potential for conflict between the USA and both Iran and North Korea and of course the rise of China and the continuing protests in Hong Kong….

March 2020

U.S. intelligence reports from January and February warned about a likely pandemic Washington Post

How the Virus Got Out NYT

The Other Problematic Outbreak The Atlantic

A Glimpse of the Coronavirus’s Possible Legacy The Atlantic

Why Telling People They Don’t Need Masks Backfired New York Times

Coronavirus: Why You Must Act Now Medium – Tomas Pueyo

What can Britain learn about containing Covid-19 from countries that got it right? Guardian

Coronavirus: Wuhan doctor speaks out against authorities Guardian

How will country-based mitigation measures influence the course of the COVID-19 epidemic? The Lancet

Dubai ruler organised kidnapping of his children, UK court rules Guardian

Censored Contagion How Information on the Coronavirus is Managed on Chinese Social Media Munk School – University of Toronto

February 2020

Thailand: Dissolution of opposition party a further blow to human rights Article 19

THAI DEMOCRACY After the Future South East Asia Globe

China Ramps Up Virus Propaganda, And Stirs Even More Outrage Bloomberg

Manchester City backers are not the sort to take Uefa’s punishment lying down Guardian

Manchester City now look like a butterfly in danger of having its wings picked off Guardian

Thailand – daring to dream WomensCriczone

Do not expect too much of 2020’s fairytale… Thailand have already won by making the finals Cricketer

January 2020

How cricket is at the forefront of post-apartheid South Africa’s racial transformation Independent

Brexit, the most pointless, masochistic ambition in our country’s history, is done Guardian

Profumo: a scandal that keeps giving, even after 50 years Guardian

Boeing internal documents reveal culture of deceit to keep down costs of 737 MAX Seattle Times


Thailand’s military-proxy government remains fragile East Asia Forum

Thai regime spooked by Thanathorn and his angry young supporters Nikkei Asian Review

The Guardian view on internet censorship: when access is denied

Hugh Riminton: We Are A Burning Nation Led By Cowards

Hong Kong’s year in seven intense emotions BBC