Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials — September 22, 2020

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Sweden may have avoided second wave of coronavirus as it continues to record its lowest number of cases since March – with just 28 infections per 100,000 people

Daily Mail: Has Sweden beaten coronavirus? Expert claims by refusing to shut the country down the Swedes now have ‘herd immunity’ and have avoided a second wave

* Sweden was only European nation not to introduce strict lockdown measures
* It has been recording its lowest number of Covid-19 cases since start of outbreak
* It has seen 28 infections per 100,000 people compared to UK’s 69 per 100,000

Sweden has beaten coronavirus by refusing to shut the country down and achieving herd immunity, according to an expert.

The Scandinavian nation was the only country in Europe not to introduce strict lockdown measures at the start of the pandemic.

But scientists believe that this may have helped it avoid a second wave of Covid-19 as it continues to record its lowest number of cases since March – with just 28 infections per 100,000 people.

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Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials — September 22, 2020

Coronavirus: Can European countries avoid a second lockdown? — Mirjam Benecke, DW

COVID-19: All you need to know about Europe’s second wave — Aina Khan, Al Jazeera

US vs China: two new world orders on display as the UN turns 75, with Xi calling for collaboration and Trump slamming Beijing for coronavirus pandemic — Sarah Zheng, Jacob Fromer and Phoebe Zhang SCMP

How will Japan’s new leader handle growing China-US tensions? — Nikkei Asian Review

Shinzo Abe Will Be a Tough Act to Follow — Tobias Harris, Foreign Affairs

North Korea’s Next Move Worries White House, U.S. Military, Intel and Allied Officials — Harry J. Kazianis, National Interest

Why Russia’s getting involved in the China-India border dispute — Pranay Sharma, SCMP

Can Moscow Manage a Transition in Belarus? — Artyom Shraibman, Moscow Times

Is this a new beginning for Mali? — Inside Story/Al Jazeera

Legacy of Iran-Iraq War still reverberates 40 years later — Sinan S Mahmoud, Al Jazeera

Turkish Lira Slips Further — Diego Cupolo, Al Monitor

A France-Turkey Showdown Is Brewing — Henri Barkey, Council on Foreign Relations

The Trump foreign policies Biden might keep — Nahal Toosi, Politico

FinCEN: Why gold in your phone could be funding drug gangs — Andy Verity, BBC Panorama

‘Our 1945 moment’: UN faces fears of a ‘great fracture’ at general assembly — Julian Borger, The Guardian