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Has COVID-19 Made the Philippines the 'Sick Man of Asia' Once More?
In Southeast Asia, The Philippines only ranks behind Indonesia in the severity of the COVID-19 health crisis. But the pandemic could provide impetus for much-needed economic reform, say Adam Schwarz and Ken Estiller.
Reinventing Singapore in the Age of COVID
Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has warned his people face a harsher world in which countries will fight more over how a potentially smaller pie is divided up. Kean Wong analyses the challenges facing the city state as it simultaneously engineers a generational transition in its politics and looks to reinvent its economy in the Age of COVID.
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.
Moon Relies on TRUST in Korea’s COVID Fight
The early success that won President Moon Jae-in's party a landslide victory in national assembly elections and had foreign leaders calling for advice, is under challenge. Seoul faces a ‘prolonged war’ to beat the virus.