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The World Needs a New Marshall Plan
August 04, 2021

The World Needs a New Marshall Plan

By Rizal Ramli
With the pandemic causing economic devastation, the stage is perfectly set for political crises.

Refugees Pushed to Back of the Line Amid Vaccine Shortages
August 02, 2021

Refugees Pushed to Back of the Line Amid Vaccine Shortages

By Victoria Milko and Aniruddha Ghosal
"The virus doesn't distinguish between a national and a refugee.”
Why Taiwan Is Beating COVID-19 – Again
July 29, 2021

Why Taiwan Is Beating COVID-19 – Again

By Wayne Soon
How did Taiwan suppress this wave, even as Australia, Vietnam, and Singapore are struggling with an uptick of the virus?

Tokyo Sets Another COVID Record Days After Olympics Begin
July 29, 2021

Tokyo Sets Another COVID Record Days After Olympics Begin

By Mari Yamaguchi
Even as the Games continue, health experts urged Japanese to adopt a “sense of crisis” toward the current outbreak.

In Vietnam, Civil Society Is Picking up the Slack Where Authorities Struggle
July 28, 2021

In Vietnam, Civil Society Is Picking up the Slack Where Authorities Struggle

By Luke Hunt
Ho Chi Minh City residents say self-help is key to surviving the pandemic.

Bhutan’s Vaccination Program Scales New Heights
July 27, 2021

Bhutan’s Vaccination Program Scales New Heights

By Wasbir Hussain and Rishi Lekhi
The Himalayan kingdom fully vaccinated 90 percent of eligible adults within a week.

Tajikistan’s Latest COVID Outbreak: The Rahmon Family
July 27, 2021

Tajikistan’s Latest COVID Outbreak: The Rahmon Family

By Catherine Putz
Tajikistan’s leaders declared the country COVID-free back in January, but the recent death of the president’s sister, reportedly from COVID-19, exposes the reality: The pandemic isn’t over.
Bangladesh’s Coming COVID-19 Catastrophe  
July 26, 2021

Bangladesh’s Coming COVID-19 Catastrophe  

By Masum Billah
The country withdrew restrictions for a week to celebrate Eid festival. Health experts now fear that the situation may spiral out of control in the weeks ahead.

Nepal’s COVID-19 Crisis Exacerbates Hardships for Women
July 23, 2021

Nepal’s COVID-19 Crisis Exacerbates Hardships for Women

By Rajin Rayamajhi and Tracy Fehr
The economic and health impact of the pandemic has disproportionately fallen on women – especially single women.

Myanmar Shadow Government Forms COVID-19 Task Force
July 23, 2021

Myanmar Shadow Government Forms COVID-19 Task Force

By Sebastian Strangio
The National Unity Government hopes to capitalize on the junta's incompetent response to the current COVID-19 surge.

Thailand to Join COVAX, Acknowledging Low Vaccine Supply
July 22, 2021

Thailand to Join COVAX, Acknowledging Low Vaccine Supply

By Chalida Ekvittayavechnukul
The country's slow vaccine rollout has heaped pressure on Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha's government.
Southeast Asia, Geopolitics, and China’s Vaccine Diplomacy
July 21, 2021

Southeast Asia, Geopolitics, and China’s Vaccine Diplomacy

By Ankit Panda
How has China approached vaccine diplomacy in Southeast Asia?

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