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What future do airlines have? Three experts discuss

This article first published in The Conversation  highlights how airlines face an unprecedented international crisis in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) estimates that the global industry will lose US $252 billion in 2020. Many airlines are cutting up to 90% of their flight capacity. Some climate activists have welcomed the…

After COVID-19, Taiwan will have to navigate a world that will never be the same

This article first published by the Brookings Institute, authored by Ryan Hass,  considers Taiwan’s position. Unlike virtually every country in the world, Taiwan has weathered the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic admirably well. Taiwan’s governance system has stood firm in the face of crisis, gaining international acclaim for the competence and efficiency of its…

How COVID-19 changes the game for biopharma in China

This article published by Mckinsey & Company looks at how COVID 19 is fundamentally changing how biopharmas operate in China. It has put short-term pressure on budgets, reduced treatment of non-COVID-19 patients, and undermined market fundamentals. Equally, it has revealed a number of new focus areas, amid expectations for rising investment and a supportive policy agenda…

To move the needle on ending extreme poverty, focus on rural areas

This article, published by the Brookings Institute as part of their Future Development series, written by Homi Kharas, Constanza Di Nucci, Kristofer Hamel, and Baldwin Tong looks at global poverty and the need to focus on rural areas. The considerable gains made worldwide in poverty reduction over the last 10 years have been widely recognized.…

The Hydra vs. the Headless Horseman: China and the United States

This article first published by the Council on Foreign Relations, authored by Elizabeth C Economy, explores how despite the immediate impacts of COVID-19, a more fundamental debate over the longer-term implications of the pandemic for global leadership has surfaced. Unsurprisingly, most of the debate has centred around China and the United States, and this article…

Beyond binary choices? Navigating great power competition in Southeast Asia

The Brookings Institution has launched a new trilateral initiative with experts from Southeast Asia, Australia, and the United States to examine regional trends in Southeast Asia in the context of escalating U.S.-China rivalry and China’s dramatic rise. The initiative not only focuses on security trends in the region, but covers economic and governance developments. This…

How coronavirus exposed the collapse of global leadership The pandemic called for coordinated action. No one answered

This article published by the Brooking Institute explores how the World Bank and the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), which funds development of epidemic vaccines, cohosted a global consultation on funding the development and manufacturing of COVID-19 vaccines. The consultation led to the launch of a COVID-19 Vaccine Development Taskforce that is now working…

How coronavirus exposed the collapse of global leadership The pandemic called for coordinated action. No one answered

The Asia Scotland Institute is delighted to bring this article by James Crabtree which was originally published in the latest edition of the Nikkei Asian Review, which explores how geopolitical fissures have damaged the world’s response to COVID19 James Crabtree Nikkei Asian Review Cover April 2020 How coronavirus exposed the collapse of global leadership The…