May 20, 2020
Sarah O’Conner
Lowy Institute
Nations have battled one another for strategic advantage in space for decades. As the space arms race escalates, actual fighting looks more likely.
May 15, 2020
Muriel Asseburg, Hamidreza Azizi, Galip Dalay, and Moritz Pieper
SWP
Syria is in a poor position to confront COVID-19. This argues that Europeans should prioritize helping fight the pandemic in all areas of Syria and re-engage in diplomacy aimed at conflict settlement and the prevention of military escalation among involve
May 12, 2020
Tsion Tadesse Abebe and Allehone Abebe
ISS
Swift positions taken by the AU could be stymied by ongoing conflicts, funding shortfalls, and border closures.
May 12, 2020
Jennifer Cobbe and Elettra Bietti
CIGI
As long as COVID-19 is a global concern, many aspects of daily life will be mediated by platform companies that see human interactions as content to be moderated, and as sources of data to be monetized
May 11, 2020
Tsjeng Zhizhao Henrick and Shawn Ho
RSIS
The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed deep ideological divisions and geopolitical rivalries, especially between the US and China. This argues that ASEAN once again risks getting caught in between the two contentious major powers.
May 11, 2020
CIGI Essay Series
CIGI
The WTO is struggling to respond effectively to the challenges of rapid economic, political, social, technological, and environmental change. In this series, authors examine where the WTO is falling short and discuss options for a modernized WTO.
May 08, 2020
Erfan Ibrahim and Shahid Jamell
ORF
This brief provides an overview of the science of COVID-19, in particular underlying treatments, testing and vaccines; and describes data-driven and forecasting model-based approaches towards pandemic management.
May 04, 2020
Evan Rogerson
RSIS
The global trade outlook following the onslaught of the COVID-19 pandemic is undeniably dark. This argues that for a durable recovery it is imperative to build on the leadership that some governments have shown and revive the multilateral system.
May 04, 2020
Alastair Tempest
SAIIA
The digital economy and ecommerce are developing fast in Africa. The forthcoming implementation of the African free trade area will encourage intra-African trade. These two forces combined, offer a new inclusive future for Africa.
May 03, 2020
Meenakshi Sharma
ORF
This argues that early action by the WHO, including a detailed strategy for containment of COVID-19 and advising governments on policy matters, would have saved many innocent lives across the world.