The pandemic and tensions with China are creating a wedge between Canberra and Washington.
The country has kept its number of cases relatively low by reacting immediately, decisively, and with a degree of severity.
As the Chinese government looks to restart the country's economy, business leaders remain uncertain about the future of economic policy.
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.
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.