Senior Adviser, Asialink
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PODCAST: Regional Health Diplomacy and the COVID-19 Crisis
On 3 March, the Federal Government announced the appointment of Dr Stephanie Williams as Australia’s Ambassador for Regional Health Security. Days later, the World Health Organisation officially declared COVID-19 a pandemic disease.
Flying Blind: Indonesia Grapples to Respond to COVID-19
Indonesia faces among the greatest challenges of any country in the Indo-Pacific in controlling COVID-19 and managing its consequences for the economy and society. But as Asialink senior adviser Donald Greenlees writes, one of the big problems facing authorities is obtaining a reliable picture on which to base decisions.
‘This Trial from God’: The Politics of COVID in Malaysia
The COVID-19 pandemic arrived in Malaysia just as an internal power struggle came to a head, ousting prime minister Mahathir Mohamad. As Asialink senior adviser Donald Greenlees writes, the political infighting has risked undermining the quality of the response to the health and economic crises.
COVID: The Asian Experience
The Asian experience with COVID-19 is as varied as the region’s politics, economics and culture.
Bracing for the Next Pandemic
The coronavirus outbreak has posed a severe test of the capacity of political regimes and national institutions across Asia.