China Struggles With Weak Post-COVID Economic Recovery
By Associated Press
China’s economy rebounded at the start of 2023, but after a good first quarter, factory output and consumer spending are weakening.
World Bank: Uncertainty in Post-COVID Recovery in Central Asia
By Catherine Putz
Although forecasts have improved slightly, the World Bank warns of considerable uncertainty when it comes to post-COVID recovery in the Europe and Central Asia region.
Mind the Remote Learning Gap in ASEAN
By Lim Cher Ping, Geoffrey M. Ducanes, Nicola Nixon, and Pitchanuch Supavanich
As a result of COVID-19, the educational gap is expected to widen across ASEAN.
The Foundations of an Inclusive, Tech-Enabled Economic Recovery in Asia
By Antony Cook
New technologies could help foster an inclusive post-pandemic recovery in Asia – if the region's governments can get it right.
COVID-19: The Nail in the Coffin of China’s Belt and Road Initiative?
By Lee YingHui
Rejigging the BRI to focus on soft infrastructure projects in the digital and health sectors could help rejuvenate the initiative in a post-COVID world.
How COVID-19 Will Reshape Indo-Pacific Security
By Jiyoon Kim, Jihoon Yu, and Erik French
COVID-19 will likely have a range of significant effects on Indo-Pacific security and geopolitics in both the short and long-term.
Can COVID-19 Draw Pakistan and Russia Closer Together?
By Shahid Hussain
In recent years, Russia and Pakistan have put aside some of their differences. The coronavirus could accelerate this reconciliation.
Why Australia and Indonesia Need Closer Ties
By Ross B. Taylor
Australia and Indonesia will need far closer ties after the COVID-19 pandemic.