COVID-19: Voices From Asia

 This blog series from Asia Unbound features voices from inside Asia examining the COVID-19 crisis, and its implications for Asia and for Asian views of the United States.  


This post is part of a series from Asia Unbound. The post is authored by Nobumasa Akiyama, a professor of International Politics in the School of International and Public Policy at Hitotsubashi Unive…


The pandemic and tensions with China are creating a wedge between Canberra and Washington.


This post is part of a series from Asia Unbound. The post is authored by Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan, distinguished fellow and head of the nuclear and space policy initiative at India’s Observer Res…


The country has kept its number of cases relatively low by reacting immediately, decisively, and with a degree of severity.


This post is part of a series from Asia Unbound. The post is authored by Peidong Sun, associate professor of history at Fudan University.  On December 18, 2019, Fudan University changed its charte…


A Q&A with Reema Nanavaty, director of the Self-Employed Women's Association


As the Chinese government looks to restart the country's economy, business leaders remain uncertain about the future of economic policy. 

South Korea

The 2014 Sewol ferry disaster and 2015 MERS both shaped the current administration’s successful response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  


The recent rise in COVID-19 cases in Singapore shows that there are limits to what national responses to a global pandemic can achieve. 

South Korea

Though the United States will struggle in the short-term due to COVID-19, the Korean people have not lost their confidence in the American system. 

Southeast Asia

Duterte, like other illiberal populists, has fumbled his initial handling of the pandemic. The fallout could damage his popularity and legacy.