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Malaysia to Phase Out China’s Sinovac Vaccine
July 16, 2021

Malaysia to Phase Out China’s Sinovac Vaccine

By Sebastian Strangio
Will mounting evidence about the limited efficacy of Chinese-made vaccines spell the end for Beijing's vaccine diplomacy?
The Regional Absence in Mainland Southeast Asia’s COVID-19 Strategy
July 12, 2021

The Regional Absence in Mainland Southeast Asia’s COVID-19 Strategy

By David Hutt
Despite their local vaccination efforts, the nations of the region won't be safe until the entire region achieves herd immunity.

COVID-19 Tightens Its Grip on Southeast Asia
July 09, 2021

COVID-19 Tightens Its Grip on Southeast Asia

By Sebastian Strangio
At least half of the region's 11 nations have seen record daily infection counts over the past week.

COVID-19’s Toll on Youth in Southeast Asia
July 09, 2021

COVID-19’s Toll on Youth in Southeast Asia

By Karen Lee
With infections spiking across the region, young people are likely to be disproportionately affected over the long term.

Japan Steps Up Its ‘Vaccine Diplomacy’ in Southeast Asia
June 17, 2021

Japan Steps Up Its ‘Vaccine Diplomacy’ in Southeast Asia

By Sebastian Strangio
A donation of 1 million jabs to Vietnam could be followed by shipments to Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Thailand.
Amid COVID-19, Fake News Crackdowns Do Damage Across Southeast Asia
June 16, 2021

Amid COVID-19, Fake News Crackdowns Do Damage Across Southeast Asia

By Karen Lee and Andreyka Natalegawa
Multiple governments in the region have used misinformation laws to suppress critical reporting on COVID-19.

ASEAN and China Ministers Talk COVID-19, Myanmar Crisis
June 08, 2021

ASEAN and China Ministers Talk COVID-19, Myanmar Crisis

By Sebastian Strangio
The special meeting in Chongqing underscored the region’s increasing economic and political reliance on China.
In Asia’s 3 Biggest Democracies, COVID-19 has Entrenched Inequality and Democratic Regression
March 31, 2021

In Asia’s 3 Biggest Democracies, COVID-19 has Entrenched Inequality and Democratic Regression

By Joshua Kurlantzick
The effects of the pandemic have fallen most heavily on minorities, while leaders have used COVID-19 as a pretext to expand their executive power.

The COVID-19 Endgame: Does Southeast Asia Need More Than Resilience?
March 31, 2021

The COVID-19 Endgame: Does Southeast Asia Need More Than Resilience?

By Manoj Harjani and Tan Ming Hui
Ideally, the pandemic should prompt a long-term mindset shift toward anticipating – and growing from – future crises.

The COVID-19 Overseas Remittance Crisis That Wasn’t
March 24, 2021

The COVID-19 Overseas Remittance Crisis That Wasn’t

By James Guild
Overseas remittances generally proved to be more resilient than other types of capital flows into Southeast Asia.

ASEAN Readies Regional COVID-19 Vaccine Certificate
March 05, 2021

ASEAN Readies Regional COVID-19 Vaccine Certificate

By Sebastian Strangio
The move is an important step in reviving intra-regional tourism and recovery from the coronavirus recession.
COVID-19 Continues to Batter the Philippines, Indonesia
February 03, 2021

COVID-19 Continues to Batter the Philippines, Indonesia

By Sebastian Strangio
The two governments are betting that vaccines will offer an escape route from the economic and public health crisis, but many obstacles remain.

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