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Singapore Media on COVID-19

The BBC describes Singapore’s media as “highly developed” and “tightly controlled.” Mainstream media is dominated by the near-duopoly of Singapore Press Holdings and MediaCorp who own The Straits...

Media Coverage of COVID-19 Around the World

As the world struggles to cope with the new realities of the COVID-19 era, the dissemination of accurate information has never been more important. People around the world rely on their nation’s...

Elections in Africa: The Youth Vote and Implications for 2020

Despite their growing numbers, African youths are underrepresented in governance and their aspirational needs in areas like employment and education are often met with disappointments, as during the...

Adapting Common But Differentiated Responsibility to the Global Cooperation for COVID-19 Response

As of April 15, the coronavirus pandemic has infected over 2 million persons and caused close to 130,000 deaths worldwide. These figures have roughly doubled in 13 days, with trends suggesting that...

Not a First-World Problem: COVID-19 in the Global South

While recent epidemics hit almost only developing countries, the COVID-19 pandemic is hitting both the global south and the global north. Although this might create an illusion that the pandemic is...

Deploying U.S. Artificial Intelligence Leadership for COVID-19 Competitively and Cooperatively

Among the cutting-edge technologies being employed by public health experts to map various aspects of COVID-19 both at home and abroad, artificial intelligence (AI) faces a test under life-and-death...

What is happening with the “peace” in the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict?

The conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan has dragged on for three decades without much progress on the part of the mediators to find a fair and durable solution. Events of 2019 and early 2020 do...

The Mosaic of Coronavirus Vaccine Development: Systemic Failures in Vaccine Innovation

Scientists are racing to develop vaccines against the novel coronavirus. While some vaccine candidates may enter the market in record time, the current vaccine innovation ecosystem exposes governance...

Mexico’s Strategic Confusion

Mexican president Andrés Manuel López Obrador came to power looking to redefine the Mexican people’s relationship with their government. His first act was an overhaul of the country’s intelligence...

City Diplomacy in Central Europe

As cities grow in size and in political influence, city diplomacy is quickly becoming an important element of international diplomacy. The Pact of Free Cities signed by the mayors of Prague,...

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