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Assembling the Skillset to Shape our Strategic Environment
The regional strategic environment is in flux amid anxieties over the intentions of both its great powers—the USA and China—and the long-term impact of COVID-19. Asialink International Director Prof. Tony Milner argues Australia can help shape the future, but only if we hone the skills and knowledge needed to navigate the growing security challenges of the Indo-Pacific.
Vietnam is on the Road to Post-COVID-19 Economic Recovery But it’s Likely to be a Rocky Ride
Vietnam’s COVID containment strategy has been described as a “roadmap for other developing countries," but what comes next? As the most trade-reliant economy in Southeast Asia, Vietnam's short-term challenge is its reliance on the rest of the world to drive its domestic growth. Adam Schwarz and Arthur Do look at the prospects for economic recovery and the ongoing need for reform.
Why Singapore’s Election Will Be Like No Other
Tomorrow, Singaporeans will be among the first citizens to vote in a national election during the global COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
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.