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Indonesia

Past is Prologue: Indonesia’s Foreign Debt and the Pandemic

Thursday, June 10, 2021

The concern should not be about the level of debt but about how the country deploys the financing and whether it is able to implement further structural reforms.

Global

Vaccine Valor: Making Something Out of Nothing with North Korea

Thursday, May 20, 2021

The aim: to reopen the doors to diplomacy and, in the long term, the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

India

Incalculable Tragedy: We May Never Know the Truth about India’s Covid-19 Numbers

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

The authorities’ reliance on obfuscation and delay means that the full extent of the Covid-19 tragedy unfolding may never be known.

India

India’s Covid Crisis: Minimum Government, Minimum Governance

Thursday, May 6, 2021

The second wave of coronavirus devastating India would have crippled most governments. But Narendra Modi is no ordinary leader.

Global

To Boost Vaccine Confidence Requires Politics – Alongside Science

Thursday, April 8, 2021

These efforts must be pragmatic, holistic and sustainable.

ASEAN

Covid-19, Digital Technology and Ensuring Decent Work for Labor Migrants in Asia

Thursday, February 18, 2021

The economic downturn has prompted large-scale layoffs and deportations, and the unprecedented wave of returnees will have dramatic implications for national development.

Other Regions

Untapped Potential: Lessons from Women-Led Healthcare Innovation in Africa

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

The pandemic has accelerated innovation efforts and increased the willingness to conduct higher-risk experimentation. What are some potential lessons for Asia?

ASEAN

Economic Restructuring and Political Governance: Challenges for Asia's Emerging Economies

Thursday, January 7, 2021

Financial crises, rapid technological advances, shifting competitive advantages, and the pandemic are straining emerging Asian economies.

China

Philanthropy in Post-Pandemic China: Driving Sustainable Development

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

As the Chinese economy emerges from the pandemic, the philanthropy sector can build on its swift and effective responses to communities affected by Covid-19.

Bangladesh

Covid-19 and the Rohingya Refugees: Devotion, Disinformation and Disease

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh already face many health risks including malnutrition, poor sanitation and inadequate medical facilities.

Asian Corporate Law in a Post-Covid-19 World

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Countries have introduced legislation to allow online practices. Corporate governance models are also shifting away from traditional Anglo-American standards.

Global

Addressing Modern Slavery Worker Vulnerability During Covid-19

Thursday, October 29, 2020

How has the pandemic contributed to new vulnerabilities among workers? What can companies and managers do to help mitigate abuses and keep workforces safe?

Asia Pacific

Post-Covid-19, Will Urbanization Be a Thing of the Past?

Thursday, October 15, 2020

A rethinking of development strategy and planning beyond the traditional economic- and city-centric world is essential, especially in the Global South.

China

Is Viral Sovereignty the Antidote to Vaccine Nationalism?

Thursday, October 15, 2020

A new dangerous kind of nationalism amalgamating underlying global challenges is on the rise: vaccine nationalism.

ASEAN

Coherent Vision: How the Asia Pacific Can Drive Sustainable and Inclusive Growth

Thursday, October 8, 2020

APEC should lay out a strategic framework that sets a positive direction for reform and growth for the region and gives businesses the confidence to plan for the future.

ASEAN

Covid-19 and ASEAN Cooperation: The State of Play and Ways Forward

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Apart from collaboration in health and medicine, ASEAN has been inconsistent – even confrontational – in matters where cooperation would be the best course of action.

Global

International Education’s Rebound: Rebranding – or Renaissance?

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Border closures and movement restrictions have cleared campuses, while both educational institutions and students have had to shift to digital, remote learning.