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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.
COVID-19 Continues to Spread in Vietnam’s North
May 20, 2021

COVID-19 Continues to Spread in Vietnam’s North

By Sebastian Strangio
Vietnam's outbreak highlights the fact that victories against the coronavirus are fragile and easily reversed.

COVID-19 Third Wave Menaces Southeast Asian Nations
April 27, 2021

COVID-19 Third Wave Menaces Southeast Asian Nations

By Sebastian Strangio
As the disease ravages India, several Southeast Asian nations are also weathering record outbreaks.

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.

Southeast Asia’s Emerging Markets, Post-Pandemic
March 17, 2021

Southeast Asia’s Emerging Markets, Post-Pandemic

By Luke Hunt
A conversation with the financial analyst David Totten.
Southeast Asia COVID-19 Vaccine Coverage a Long Way Off: Report
January 28, 2021

Southeast Asia COVID-19 Vaccine Coverage a Long Way Off: Report

By Sebastian Strangio
Unsurprisingly, distribution of vaccines is expected to track global distributions of wealth.

What Explains Cambodia’s COVID-19 Charm Offensive?
December 03, 2020

What Explains Cambodia’s COVID-19 Charm Offensive?

By Sebastian Strangio
In recent weeks, the nation has donated masks and personal protective equipment to several other Southeast Asian nations.

Myanmar’s Long COVID-19 First Wave Continues
December 02, 2020

Myanmar’s Long COVID-19 First Wave Continues

By Sebastian Strangio
The country's porous and poorly regulated borders loom as potential vectors for crossborder transmission.

Can COVID-19’s Impact on Democracy in Southeast Asia be Reversed?
November 25, 2020

Can COVID-19’s Impact on Democracy in Southeast Asia be Reversed?

By Joshua Kurlantzick
As authoritarian leaders in many Southeast Asian countries use the pandemic to consolidate their hold, what needs to be done to buck the trend?
In Southeast Asia, COVID-19 Slowly Tightens Its Grip
September 18, 2020

In Southeast Asia, COVID-19 Slowly Tightens Its Grip

By Sebastian Strangio
After weathering the early stages of the pandemic, several Southeast Asian nations are in the midst of worrying spikes of COVID-19.

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