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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…

Scottish charity turns from cemetery conservation to feeding its needy neighbours

Article Friends of the Scotsman Scottish Charity in Kolkata – Lord Charles Bruce The Asia Scotland Institute is delighted to bring you this article published in the Scotsman on 23 Apr 20, written by Lord Charles Bruce, one of our Board Members, about the Kolkata Scottish Heritage Trust and more specifically how the Scottish Cemetery…

South Korea – COVID

How South Korea flattened the coronavirus curve with technology. A sense of normalcy is returning to South Korea but the U.S. lacks the testing capacity and contact tracing system the country relies on. AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon Michael Ahn, University of Massachusetts Boston As countries around the world consider how best to reopen their countries, it’s…

Vietnam – COVID

How does Vietnam, a nation with limited resources confront a global pandemic that has brought many developed countries’ healthcare systems to a breaking point? http://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/03/vietnam-contain-covid-19-limited-resources/

Asia & the ‘Next Normal’

COVID-19 has presented an unprecedented challenge to safeguard human lives whilst also protecting human livelihoods. But, above all, it is a humanitarian challenge and Asia, home to 60 percent of the world’s population and around 35 percent of the world’s poorest people, is vulnerable. Yet Asia has come through crises before and emerged stronger from…

‘China’s Belt and Road’ on China-Russia border

AnkurShahReport What does China’s Belt and Road Initiative mean for daily life along the China-Russia border? Ankur Shah spent August and September 2019 driving along the entire 4,300 km China-Russia border to find out. Link

Elizabeth Linder: We’ll Always Have Paris…Or Will We?

  On a recent Friday evening trip to Cairo – in what seems now a quaint and distant moment when hopping on a flight was either marvelously glamorous or alarmingly humdrum – I perused the film selections on offer and thought it was high time I revised Casablanca.  A classic.  A tribute to great storytelling…

Fighting COVID-19: Experiences and lessons from the frontlines in Asia

Brookings Institute webinar discussing experiences and lessons from the frontlines of Asia.   Panel 1: Responding to the outbreak: Measures and lessons Panel 2: Assessing the pandemic: Trajectory and treatment Webinar: Fighting COVID-19: Experiences and lessons from the frontlines in Asia