The authorities’ reliance on obfuscation and delay means that the full extent of the Covid-19 tragedy unfolding may never be known.
We should have known better.
The second wave of coronavirus devastating India would have crippled most governments. But Narendra Modi is no ordinary leader.
These efforts must be pragmatic, holistic and sustainable.
The economic downturn has prompted large-scale layoffs and deportations, and the unprecedented wave of returnees will have dramatic implications for national development.
The pandemic has accelerated innovation efforts and increased the willingness to conduct higher-risk experimentation. What are some potential lessons for Asia?
Financial crises, rapid technological advances, shifting competitive advantages, and the pandemic are straining emerging Asian economies.
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.
Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh already face many health risks including malnutrition, poor sanitation and inadequate medical facilities.
How has the pandemic contributed to new vulnerabilities among workers? What can companies and managers do to help mitigate abuses and keep workforces safe?
A rethinking of development strategy and planning beyond the traditional economic- and city-centric world is essential, especially in the Global South.
A new dangerous kind of nationalism amalgamating underlying global challenges is on the rise: vaccine nationalism.
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.
Apart from collaboration in health and medicine, ASEAN has been inconsistent – even confrontational – in matters where cooperation would be the best course of action.
Border closures and movement restrictions have cleared campuses, while both educational institutions and students have had to shift to digital, remote learning.
A stable relationship with China may serve the UK well, as its educational institutions could capitalize on a shift of Chinese students away from Australia.
Covid-19 has thrown UK higher education into crisis, with travel restrictions and public-health concerns causing overseas students to reconsider their study plans.