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Why Humanitarian Assistance Matters: The Case of Climate Disaster and COVID-19 in Timor-Leste
May 11, 2021

Why Humanitarian Assistance Matters: The Case of Climate Disaster and COVID-19 in Timor-Leste

By Fidelis Magalhães
In April, after a devastating cyclone and spike in COVID-19 cases, Timor-Leste made a formal appeal to international partners for support. The significance of such aid extends far beyond the amount pledged. 

Under Pressure, Australia Reverses Ban on Returns from India
May 07, 2021

Under Pressure, Australia Reverses Ban on Returns from India

By Grant Wyeth
Although the ban is set to be lifted on May 15, flying home for Australians in India will still be a difficult, and expensive, prospect.
Russia Turns to China to Make Sputnik Shots to Meet Demand
May 05, 2021

Russia Turns to China to Make Sputnik Shots to Meet Demand

By Huizhong Wu and Daria Litvinova
While pledging hundreds of millions of doses, Russia has only delivered a fraction. It’s turning to Chinese companies to help pick up the pace.

Fiji Locks Down Large Cities as COVID-19 Cases Rise
May 03, 2021

Fiji Locks Down Large Cities as COVID-19 Cases Rise

By Joshua Mcdonald
Health authorities believe the virus found its way back into the community after a soldier providing security at a quarantine facility became infected.

Afghanistan Fears Impending COVID-19 Crisis  
May 03, 2021

Afghanistan Fears Impending COVID-19 Crisis  

By Ezzatullah Mehrdad
The rise of COVID-19 cases coupled with health missteps in the war-torn country spread fear of a tragedy amid a raging war.

How Can Foreigners Help India Breathe?
April 30, 2021

How Can Foreigners Help India Breathe?

By Krzysztof Iwanek
A massive wave of COVID-19 cases in India caused a dire need for medical oxygen equipment. Here are some ways you can help.

US Aids India’s Vaccine Efforts – Cleverly
April 28, 2021

US Aids India’s Vaccine Efforts – Cleverly

By Abhijnan Rej
Following a week of outrage, the U.S. stepped up its game in helping India beat a disastrous second COVID-19 wave. But questions persist about how it seeks to do so.
India Needs Targeted COVID-19 Lockdowns
April 23, 2021

India Needs Targeted COVID-19 Lockdowns

By Bansari Kamdar and Javaid Iqbal
With lengthy blanket lockdowns economically and politically impossible, to save lives India needs urgent action.

Insider Threats and Nuclear Security During a Pandemic
April 23, 2021

Insider Threats and Nuclear Security During a Pandemic

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
Insider threats targeting nuclear plants have always been a concern. A stressful pandemic exacerbates those existing risks.

Kyrgyz President’s Promotion of Poison to Treat COVID-19 Taken Down by Facebook
April 20, 2021

Kyrgyz President’s Promotion of Poison to Treat COVID-19 Taken Down by Facebook

By Catherine Putz
Japarov's press secretary claims the president took the posts down himself, but Facebook says they were removed for being harmful "misinformation."

Cambodian Leader Warns COVID-19 Has His Nation on ‘the Brink of Death’
April 16, 2021

Cambodian Leader Warns COVID-19 Has His Nation on ‘the Brink of Death’

By Sebastian Strangio
After months of low cast numbers, Cambodia's worsening outbreak suggests that COVID-19 is far from being defeated in the region.
A Crisis in Timor-Leste Reveals the Hollowness of ‘Build Back Better’ Rhetoric
April 16, 2021

A Crisis in Timor-Leste Reveals the Hollowness of ‘Build Back Better’ Rhetoric

By Chloe King
Despite invocations to envision a better, more equal world in the wake of COVID-19, global inequalities remain deeply entrenched.

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