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Amid COVID–19, Pakistan Launches an ‘Islam Friendly’ Action Plan to Keep Mosques Open
April 21, 2020

Amid COVID–19, Pakistan Launches an ‘Islam Friendly’ Action Plan to Keep Mosques Open

By Umair Jamal
The plan should be a cause of concern for the international community.
A Diamond in the COVID–19 Rough? Taiwan Export Orders Surge in March
April 21, 2020

A Diamond in the COVID–19 Rough? Taiwan Export Orders Surge in March

By Ankit Panda
What explains the March 2020 surge in Taiwan’s export orders?

COVID–19 Is a Test for Climate Migration and the World Is Failing
April 21, 2020

COVID–19 Is a Test for Climate Migration and the World Is Failing

By Pierfilippo M. Natta and Adam Weinstein
Countries need to come together to stem the effects of climate migration in the coming years and decades.

A Glimpse Inside India’s COVID-19 Lockdown in Assam
April 21, 2020

A Glimpse Inside India’s COVID-19 Lockdown in Assam

By StoriesAsia
India’s northeast has been relatively less affected by the pandemic, but the lockdown takes its toll.

Singapore COVID–19 Cases Reach Record, Surge Past 8,000
April 21, 2020

Singapore COVID–19 Cases Reach Record, Surge Past 8,000

By Associated Press
Low-wage migrant workers account for more than half of Singapore’s confirmed cases.
China Posts 6.8 Percent Q1 2020 GDP Contraction. Markets Don’t Flinch
April 18, 2020

China Posts 6.8 Percent Q1 2020 GDP Contraction. Markets Don’t Flinch

By Ankit Panda
Was this historic Chinese economic contraction simply priced in -- or are expectations of a future rebound at play?

Time for Asian Countries to Put Aside Squabbles and Cooperate
April 16, 2020

Time for Asian Countries to Put Aside Squabbles and Cooperate

By Kan Kimura
The pandemic poses risks that should transcend nationalist pride.
IMF Warns of Pandemic-Induced ‘Great Lockdown’
April 16, 2020

IMF Warns of Pandemic-Induced ‘Great Lockdown’

By Ankit Panda
The crisis to come may be the worst since the Great Depression of the 1930s, but with its geopolitical consequences still uncertain.

China Didn’t Warn Public of Likely Pandemic for 6 Key Days
April 16, 2020

China Didn’t Warn Public of Likely Pandemic for 6 Key Days

By Associated Press
Internal Chinese government documents show a delay in Beijing’s official reaction.

Amid COVID-19, a Governance Crisis Looms in Pakistan
April 15, 2020

Amid COVID-19, a Governance Crisis Looms in Pakistan

By Umair Jamal
Pakistan faces a likely ruling class reshuffle in due time—once the COVID–19 crisis clears.

Japan and South Korea Should Use the Coronavirus to Patch up Their Differences
April 15, 2020

Japan and South Korea Should Use the Coronavirus to Patch up Their Differences

By Rintaro Nishimura
It’s in both Seoul and Tokyo’s interest to get along.
ASEAN Leaders Hold Virtual Summit Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
April 14, 2020

ASEAN Leaders Hold Virtual Summit Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

By Associated Press
Southeast Asian leaders linked up by video Tuesday to plot a strategy to overcome the coronavirus crisis that has gripped the region.

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