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China

Covid-19 and the Implementation of Xi Jinping’s Major-Power Diplomacy

Thursday 21st May 2020

Tensions between China and the US have been exacerbated by the emergence of a more assertive China on the global stage and Xi Jinping’s pursuit of major-power diplomacy

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China

Covid-19 and the Global Food Supply

Thursday 14th May 2020

Many food-importing countries must boost domestic food production during the pandemic, but withdrawing from global trade is not the answer to promoting food security.

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Asia Pacific

Sealing Borders Leads Only to a Pyrrhic Victory

Wednesday 13th May 2020

While drastic actions may yield success in controlling the spread of the coronavirus, they will likely lead to severe damage to economies that may be felt for years

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Global

Collateral Crisis: How the Pandemic Is Triggering a Shortage of Drugs

Thursday 7th May 2020

There is a serious crisis looming in Covid-19's wake, potentially resulting in the premature deaths of tens of millions of people across the world.

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Asia Pacific

After the Covid-19 Pandemic, Asia Should Invest in the Environment

Wednesday 29th April 2020

Asian leaders should prioritize climate initiatives before environmental distress raises the costs of action and the prospects of political and economic crises.

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The Responsibility to Prepare and Prevent: The Urgent Need for a Climate-Security Governance Architecture

Wednesday 29th April 2020

Modern security challenges defy national borders. The world must prepare for concerted, coordinated action to prevent predictable cross-border threats.

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ASEAN

Air Pollution and Covid-19 Mortality: Considerations for Southeast Asia

Thursday 23rd April 2020

Acute respiratory distress syndrome, which has long been linked to polluted air, has been a major cause of Covid-19-related deaths.

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Global

Coronavirus and the Poor: The High Socioeconomic Cost of Social Distancing

Wednesday 22nd April 2020

There is an opportunity to redesign health policies with the same broad goals for everyone but with a country or area-specific methodology of planning and execution.

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China

The Urban Ethics of Covid-19

Thursday 16th April 2020

In our well-intentioned efforts to counter the Covid-19 crisis, we face ethical dilemmas, and will invariably be constrained by the existing conditions of urban design.

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Global

The Bioethics of Covid-19: Should Governments Let the Virus Run its Course?

Wednesday 15th April 2020

2017 AsiaGlobal Fellow and bioethics expert Florencia Daud urges authorities to pursue a more focused approach to protect the most vulnerable.

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Global

The Hidden Public Procurement Costs of the Coronavirus

Thursday 9th April 2020

Governments are preparing for huge Covid-19-related spending that could lead to vast wastage. That can be prevented, argues Bryane Michael of The University of Hong Kong.

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Japan

The Thrill of Victory, the Agony of Defeat – and the Yawn of Postponement?

Thursday 2nd April 2020

Even before the coronavirus pandemic forced their postponement, the 2020 Tokyo Games were haunted by memories of past Japanese Olympiads.

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Asia Pacific

Covid-19 and the Decade of Risk

Wednesday 1st April 2020

A dangerous decade lies ahead for the global economy as well as for health and safety, and only a fundamental rethink about how nations can collaborate will be the cure.

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South Asia

Living in Lockdown: Learning from the Kashmir Experience

Thursday 26th March 2020

How have Kashmiris endured multiple lockdowns over the past 30 years? Physician and AsiaGlobal Fellow Amit Wanchoo offers practical advice on living through a crisis.

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Global

The Blame Game: Asia, Democracy and Covid-19

Wednesday 25th March 2020

Winning the battle against the coronavirus pandemic is not a case of democracy vs. dictatorship or “East vs. West”. What matters are trust, equality and competence.

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ASEAN

Democracy in Southeast Asia: Elites are an Obstacle

Thursday 19th March 2020

Robin Ramcharan of the Asia Centre in Bangkok offers an approach for strengthening democratization in the region.

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Global

Interest Rate Cuts to Fight Coronavirus Impact Will Worsen Inequality

Thursday 12th March 2020

Such interventions only serve to worsen wealth inequality and, as a result, could fuel anti-globalization sentiment.

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Asia Pacific

Rising from the Ashes: How Australia Should Combat Climate Change

Thursday 5th March 2020

The unprecedented Australian bushfire crisis has been a wake-up call on climate change, highlighting an underlying threat to the country: the lack of water resources.

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