China and US Vaccine Diplomacy in the Middle East and North Africa
By Passant Mamdouh Ridwan
Beijing had the edge in the early stages of the pandemic, but the preference for mRNA vaccines amid the Omicron variant has helped boost U.S. vaccine diplomacy.
How ‘Third Way’ Countries Live With COVID-19
By Wayne Soon
Australia, Japan, South Korea, and others have found middle ground between a full return to pre-pandemic normalcy and attempts to cling to “zero COVID.”
South Korea Can Do More in the Battle Against COVID-19
By Troy Stangarone
For all its success at home, South Korea has been less forthcoming with donations during the pandemic.
Lithuania Should Not Have Cancelled Its Vaccine Donation to Bangladesh
By Atif Choudhury
Using COVID-19 vaccines as a tool of coercion is counterproductive and dangerous.
COVID-19 Vaccination and Logistics Performance in Asia
By Jonathan Munemo and Eugene Bempong Nyantakyi
Logistics performance is a good indicator of a country's vaccination success, but some intriguing exceptions also offer lessons for countries hampered by poor logistics.
As COVID-19 Crashes Across Solomon Islands, Vaccines Must Be Available to All
By Clement Manuri
If we want Solomon Islanders to have a safe future, our people must embrace vaccinations everywhere, on all islands, from the coast to the mountains and the valleys.
North Korea’s Ticking COVID-19 Time Bomb
By Justin Fendos
Like many nations, North Korea’s initial calculation may have been that there would be an eventual end to the pandemic.
Despite Variants, Singapore’s COVID-19 Strategy on Track
By David Rising and Annabelle Liang
Singapore was able to succeed in getting most of its population vaccinated by ensuring there were few barriers to getting the shot and increasing difficulties for the unvaccinated.
World Stands by as a COVID Crisis Unfolds in Papua New Guinea
By John Fleming
With countries like Papua New Guinea on the edge of crisis, richer countries can do more to help supply vaccines and mitigate hesitancy.
Thailand to Cease Using Sinovac Vaccines After Supplies Are Exhausted
By Sebastian Strangio
The announcement follows queries about the efficacy of the Chinese vaccine, the world’s most widely used COVID-19 jab.
Singapore and the Philippines: From Zero-COVID-19 to Living With COVID-19
By Kenneth Y. Hartigan-Go and Ronald U. Mendoza
Though at opposite ends of the spectrum in their COVID-19 performances, both countries are feeling pressure to find a way to live with the virus.
COVID-19 Is Reshaping Global Pharmaceutical Competition – to Asia’s Benefit
By Hannah Elyse Sworn
The valuable experience gained by Asian companies during the pandemic could upset the West’s monopoly in high-value drugs more generally, with implications for global access to medicines.