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May 6, 2020

Asia
Australia and New Zealand Are Crushing COVID-19; Will Their Reopening Strategies Work for Other Countries?

New Zealand’s prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, declared victory against her country’s coronavirus outbreak last week, stating that “There is no widespread undetected community transmission in New Zeal…

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison arrive together for a joint press conference at Admiralty House in Sydney, Australia, on February 28, 2020

April 22, 2020

Southeast Asia
COVID-19 and the South China Sea

The rapid spread of COVID-19 in Southeast Asia, where the pandemic recently has hit Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines (as well as other regional states like Singapore) hard, has not stopped jo…

U.S. Navy ships from the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group, the America Expeditionary Strike Group, and the U.S. 7th Fleet command ship, USS Blue Ridge, transit the Philippine Sea in formation during a photo exercise on March 24, 2020.

April 17, 2020

Southeast Asia
Southeast Asia Faces a One-Two Punch

As Southeast Asian countries struggle with the spread of the coronavirus, the region appears like it could be the next major COVID-19 hot spot. Malaysia, which has the biggest outbreak in Southeast A…

Indonesia's President Joko Widodo takes a look at the emergency hospital handling of COVID-19 in Kemayoran Athletes Village, to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease in Jakarta, Indonesia on March 23, 2020.

January 18, 2017

Food and Water Security
Water and U.S. National Security

Overview Water and security concerns are inextricably linked in every region of the world. While shared interests have historically facilitated cooperation in managing water, the future could be d…

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April 6, 2020

Southeast Asia
Autocrats Take Advantage of Coronavirus

Azerbaijan’s dictator, Ilham Aliyev, is a wily survivor. He woos European democracies with gas exports, hosts the Eurovision song contest and wins $100 million offers of military aid from the United …

Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen welcomes crews of MS Westerdam, a cruise ship that spent two weeks at sea after being turned away by five countries over fears that someone aboard might have the coronavirus, as it docks in Sihanoukville, Cambodia on February 14, 2020.

March 18, 2020

Coronavirus
Can the U.S. Emulate Asia’s Coronavirus Response?

As the coronavirus outbreak worsens, the U.S. government should learn from initial responses in Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea, and Taiwan.

March 19, 2020

Asia
Coronavirus Lessons From Asia

As the United States, the United Kingdom, and European nations face rising tolls from the coronavirus pandemic, their slow, often confused initial responses have come under widespread criticism. C…

South Korea's President Moon Jae-in gets briefed during his visit to a medical center in Daegu, South Korea, on February 25, 2020.

March 27, 2020

Coronavirus
What You Need to Know About the Coronavirus Pandemic

A new coronavirus that originated in China has spread worldwide, sickening hundreds of thousands and halting economic activity. Many countries have imposed unprecedented measures to stop local outbre…

Dozens of people wear face masks and carry suitcases while walking through a Beijing railway station.

March 16, 2020

China
China and Coronavirus: From Home-Made Disaster to Global Mega-Opportunity

Despite an initially horrendous response to the coronavirus, covering up initial warning signs, suppressing information about it, and allowing some five million people to leave Wuhan in a rush before…

Chinese President Xi Jinping learns about the hospital's operations, treatment of patients, protection for medical workers and scientific research at the Huoshenshan Hospital in Wuhan, the epicenter of the novel coronavirus outbreak, Hubei province, China on March 10, 2020.

March 16, 2020

China
China and Coronavirus: From Home-Made Disaster to Global Mega-Opportunity

Beijing’s initial response to the outbreak of the coronavirus in China earlier this year was atrocious. First, China botches… The government first stymied the initial efforts of doctors in Wuha…

Chinese President Xi Jinping learns about the hospital's operations, treatment of patients, protection for medical workers and scientific research at the Huoshenshan Hospital in Wuhan, the epicenter of the novel coronavirus outbreak, Hubei province, China on March 10, 2020.