Trump Hasn’t Shown Leadership During Riots: Think Tank

Jun.01 — Leslie Vinjamuri, head of U.S. and Americas Programme at Chatham House, comments on President Donald Trump’s handling of the unrest in dozens of U.S. cities following the death of George Floyd, a black Minneapolis man who died after a white police officer pressed a knee into his neck for more than eight minutes. … Read more Trump Hasn’t Shown Leadership During Riots: Think Tank

China resists pressure for international investigation into virus origins

While schools in Wuhan reopen, Beijing continues to resists allowing the World Health Organization into the country to investigate the origins of the virus. Roderic Wye, Associate Fellow, Chatham House, says while the reticence is partly due to the diplomatic row with the United States, it is of global interest to understand how the virus … Read more China resists pressure for international investigation into virus origins

Who holds WHO accountable? | The Listening Post (Feature)

Much of the coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic treats the World Health Organization (WHO) as an authoritative, impartial source of information. But should it? From the advent of COVID-19, the WHO’s press conferences have been a fixture in global news coverage. They serve as a touchstone for journalists and, given that the WHO has 194 … Read more Who holds WHO accountable? | The Listening Post (Feature)

Brazil’s Bolsonaro: Turning COVID-19 denial into media spectacle | The Listening Post (Full)

On The Listening Post this week: Brazil’s President Bolsonaro and COVID-19 misinformation. Plus, how well has the WHO performed as a key information source during the pandemic? Brazil’s Bolsonaro: Turning COVID-19 denial into media spectacle A president at odds with his advisers and scientists over COVID-19, who has said the virus is no worse than … Read more Brazil’s Bolsonaro: Turning COVID-19 denial into media spectacle | The Listening Post (Full)

Man shows off machine guns before reported shots fired in Chatham

A video posted on social media appears to show a man showing off machine guns and handguns, before eyewitnesses reported seeing a man firing shots from a balcony. A man in his 30s has been arrested after armed police were deployed near a shopping centre in Kent to reports of a man on a balcony … Read more Man shows off machine guns before reported shots fired in Chatham

Man appears to fire gun from balcony in Chatham, Kent

Armed police have been deployed near a shopping centre in Kent after a man was reported to be on a balcony with weapons. Witnesses and videos on social media appear to show a man on a balcony firing a machine gun. The public were being warned to stay away from an area in Dockside, Chatham … Read more Man appears to fire gun from balcony in Chatham, Kent

Blame Game Between U.S., China Is Accelerating: Chatham House

Apr.15 — Leslie Vinjamuri, head of U.S. and Americas Programme at Chatham House, discusses the significance of President Donald Trump halting funding to the World Health Organization and her look ahead to the U.S. election. She speaks on “Bloomberg Markets: European Open.”

Coronavirus: Countries Starting to Hoard Food, Threatening Global Trade

It’s not just grocery shoppers who are hoarding pantry staples. Some governments are moving to secure domestic food supplies during the conoravirus pandemic. Kazakhstan, one of the world’s biggest shippers of wheat flour, banned exports of that product along with others, including carrots, sugar and potatoes. Vietnam temporarily suspended new rice export contracts. Serbia has … Read more Coronavirus: Countries Starting to Hoard Food, Threatening Global Trade

US-Taliban peace deal: “a significant historical moment”

France 24 guest: Hameed Hakimi, Lead Researcher on Afghanistan at Chatham House Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://f24.my/youtubeEN Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FRANCE24.English Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/France24_en

Could Turkey’s response to Syrian air strikes trigger a new refugee crisis? | Inside Story

It’s the biggest single-day loss of Turkish soldiers in Syria’s civil war. 33 of them were killed on Thursday by government air strikes in Idlib, the last rebel-held province. Turkey retaliated with attacks on Syrian army positions. It also appears to be putting pressure on allies in Europe to respond. Ankara says it won’t stop … Read more Could Turkey’s response to Syrian air strikes trigger a new refugee crisis? | Inside Story

What exactly is the West ‘winning’? I Inside Story

Transatlantic relations are not what they were. Neither is the relationship between France and Germany. European leaders are concerned by U.S. president Donald Trump’s America First policy. They’ve differed with him in several areas, from Iran to China. This was reflected during the annual Munich Security Conference. Divisions arose between leaders as they discussed whether … Read more What exactly is the West ‘winning’? I Inside Story

France in Africa: Is it all about the oil? | Counting the Cost

Despite vowing to stop propping up strongmen in Africa, France is backing a Libyan warlord and Chad’s dictator. Many welcomed French President Emmanuel Macron’s promise in 2017 to end what was known as “Francafrique”, or France’s sphere of influence over its former colonies in Africa. But many say France is still up to its old … Read more France in Africa: Is it all about the oil? | Counting the Cost

Macron Israel trip an ‘opportunity to look at wider issues’

Yossi Mekelberg, an Israel expert at Chatham House and Regent’s University London, gives his analysis. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://f24.my/youtubeEN Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FRANCE24.English Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/France24_en

Lord Jim O’Neill – drug resistance threatens future development and economic prosperity

Lord Jim O’Neill, discusses the progress that has been made in the two and a half years since the publication of the landmark Report: ‘Review on Antimicrobial Resistance’ including the ten point plan (or ten commandments) to tackle drug resistance. Lord Jim O’Neill is a member of the House of Lords, sitting on the cross … Read more Lord Jim O’Neill – drug resistance threatens future development and economic prosperity