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Category: Essays & Analysis

Covid-19, 28 days later

Short post — what Asia can tell us on what the world will look like in a month: Certain: strict enforcement of MHM: Masks for everyone Hands washing, frequently Meter’s distance in public. Also likely: Generalised testing (swabs, blood tests) to identify silent carriers, clusters and immune individuals Compulsory, localised…

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From Egypt to North Korea

Transition is ongoing in North Korea, following the death of Kim Jong-Il two weeks ago. It is rather fascinating to watch official ceremonies unfurl, as this is one of the few times when a Stalinist country goes into full display mode. For comparison, footage from Stalin’s funeral (1953), first raw,…

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