As the officials, almost all civilians, discussed the options, they turned to the U.S. military representative at the meeting for his view of the proposed new bombing campaign.
While the Trump administration is consumed with the coronavirus, China and North Korea are seizing the moment for strategic advantage.
Indonesia’s coronavirus response has been set back by misplaced priorities and a distrust of data. Without a course correction, the country could pay steep long-term costs.
Countries don’t need to be “friends” to get meaningful things done. But U.S.-China strategic competition is giving way to a kind of “managed enmity” that is disrupting the world and forestalling the prospect of transnational responses to transnational threats.
Taiwan is a victim of its past success—dominating important industries, such as semiconductors, but underinvesting in the new fields.
Digitization and new technologies like machine learning are changing the future of work and service delivery.
Taiwan needs to look not just to the energy it needs right now but also to the energy it will need ten to twenty years from now if it is to power its future.
Nationalist and protectionist impulses have hampered the exchanges of knowledge and goods that foster economic growth. Similar failures of global coordination are now exacerbating the coronavirus pandemic.
When the epidemic first appeared in China, and then in Asia, the Western response was to prioritize individual freedom, and in particular the freedom of movement over the health crisis.
What are the lessons from East Asian countries on their management of the coronavirus crisis and can the early methods that many of them deployed to avoid full lockdown be useful for Europe?