June 05, 2021
Japan’s Pre-Olympics Vaccine Push Looks To Be Too Late
By Mari Yamaguchi
Even optimistic estimates suggest at least 70 percent of Japan’s population will remain unvaccinated as of the Olympics’ opening day.
December 17, 2020
The New Poor: ASEAN Tackles the Challenge of Rising Inequalities
By Puja Dutta, Deepali Khanna and Nicola Nixon
The pandemic worsened an already precarious situation for many largely due to gaps in social protection systems.
December 06, 2020
ASEAN Development Strategies for the New Normal under COVID-19
By Mie Oba
The bloc has been proactive on what comes next.
October 23, 2020
A Trickle of Chinese Tourists Return to Thailand, With Hopes of More to Come
By Jason Hung
The arrival of the first Chinese tourists in Thailand under the Special Tourist Visa program is a good sign for the Thai economy.
September 22, 2020
The Riddle of COVID-19 and Democracy in Southeast Asia
By Sebastian Strangio
How much should we read into the fact that the region’s most robust democracies have fared the worst from the coronavirus? Probably not a lot.
April 10, 2020
ASEAN Ministers Endorse New COVID-19 Response Fund
By Associated Press
Southeast Asian foreign ministers have endorsed the setting up of a regional fund to respond to the coronavirus pandemic.