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Global

How the Coronavirus is Pushing Higher Education Online

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Countries around the word must rethink the online learning model, argues Shai Reshef, Founder and President of University of the People.

Asia Pacific

When a Disease Uncovers Digital Divides

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Educational and employment exclusions due to the digital divide have been exacerbated by the lockdowns caused by this unprecedented public-health crisis.

China

After Covid-19, Japan Recalibrates its Foreign Policy

Thursday, July 2, 2020

The diminished prestige of China and the US will prompt Japan to step up engagement with like-minded powers to reinforce stability and the existing rules-based order.

ASEAN

Two Decades On, ASEAN’s Fragile Safety Net is Untested

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

The purpose of the Chiang Mai Initiative should be renewed and deploying it would be a step towards ASEAN regional financial integration.

Asia Pacific

After the Nuclear Deal: China and Iran Tread Carefully

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Tehran and Beijing must tread carefully, given the numerous overlapping spheres of interest in a volatile area of the world, US pressure and the impact of Covid-19.

China

US-China Competition: It’s the Economy, Thucydides

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Graham Allison’s “Thucydides trap” is not a trigger for war, but only the pre-condition for hegemonic conflict.

China

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

Thursday, May 21, 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

China

Covid-19 and the Global Food Supply

Thursday, May 14, 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.

Asia Pacific

Sealing Borders Leads Only to a Pyrrhic Victory

Wednesday, May 13, 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

Global

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

Thursday, May 7, 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.

Asia Pacific

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

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

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

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

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

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

ASEAN

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

Thursday, April 23, 2020

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

Global

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

Wednesday, April 22, 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.

China

The Urban Ethics of Covid-19

Thursday, April 16, 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.

Global

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

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

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

Global

The Hidden Public Procurement Costs of the Coronavirus

Thursday, April 9, 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.

Japan

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

Thursday, April 2, 2020

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