South Korea Faces Challenges in a Post-Coronavirus World

May 13, 2020

While some Western nations begin easing some aspects of nationwide lockdowns, South Korea has so far successfully managed the coronavirus pandemic without imposing such massive restrictions. Public life continues more or less normally in South Korea and most businesses, including shops,...

COVID-19: What Indonesia Can Learn From South Korea and Taiwan

May 05, 2020

As the coronavirus spreads fast in Indonesia, experts believe that the country will become Asia’s new epicenter. President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has been criticized for not implementing a nationwide lockdown. Yet such measures would not be a silver bullet to contain COVID-19, the disease...

What You Need to Know About the COVID-19 Crisis in the US

Apr 30, 2020

In the US, the novel coronavirus is causing panic. At the time of publishing, there have been more than 1 million confirmed cases and over 60,000 deaths. Health care systems are under strain. Doctors, nurses and other medical professionals are overworked. Masks, ventilators and drugs are in short...

COVID-19, South Korea and the “Death” of Kim

Apr 30, 2020

South Korea Shows the Way Forward for Post-Pandemic Recovery

Apr 24, 2020

The current pandemic has led to the postponement of elections around the world. Over 75 countries have declared some kind of state of emergency. Several illiberal leaders, like Viktor Orban, have used the crisis to seize virtually unlimited powers. The Chinese model of full-spectrum clampdown...

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