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Turkey and COVID-19: Don’t forget refugees

The Institute has been focusing on the plight of migrant workers, refugees and the most vulnerable in society as a result of COVID19. Turkey has experienced more confirmed cases of the virus than most countries in the world. Whilst the Government has managed to minimise the number of deaths, real challenges remain, particularly for its…

How to manage a pandemic

How to manage a pandemic

Coronavirus was a test, and many of the world’s most advanced nations have all too visibly failed. What can we do better? Author: James Crabtree’s essay, published in MIT Technology Review, is here: https://www.technologyreview.com/2020/04/14/999239/how-to-manage-a-pandemic-covid-asia-vs-west/ James Crabtree is a British author and journalist living in Singapore. He is currently an associate professor of practice at the…

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

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

The Asia Scotland Institute has highlighted the effective use of public health policy, technology and medical approaches to slow the spread of the virus within Asia but the same have not been adopted so aggressively in the ‘West’.  The Brookings Institute conducted two webinars with Asian experts to discuss and evaluate methods that have worked…