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HADR: Finding Newer Dimensions of Smart Power

Smart power as a concept is gaining more ground within academics and foreign policy circles. Traditionally, hard power, which focuses on a more coercive...
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Lack of COVID-19 Vaccination Means Immunity Passports Essential

Immunity passports or certificates are simple common sense and a precious tool to safely restart the world during the COVID-19 pandemic. This health document...

Will COVID-19 Flip Geopolitics on its Head? All Roads Lead to Beijing

After months of the COVID crisis, China’s once-mighty and enviable position is feeling the strain of non-stop Western and non-Western attacks, international economic paralysis...
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Covid-19 and the Future of Global Supply Chains

There have been numerous debates with regard to whether or not manufacturing companies will shift from China, once the coronavirus pandemic has been controlled,...
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Making Sense of Covid-19 and Its Spread

The U.S. President Donald Trump on Jan. 29, 2019, tweeted, “In the beautiful Midwest, windchill temperatures are reaching minus 60 degrees, the coldest ever...
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Why Are Southeast Asia, India and Africa Relatively Spared by COVID-19?

In my article in The Geopolitics on May 13, "Why Southeast Asia Is Relatively Spared by COVID-19", I presented the cases of five countries in Southeast...
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COVID-19 and the Global Economic Recovery: Why We Should Be Thinking About “Doughnut Economics”

The world will never be the same once COVID-19 has run its full course, and in some ways that is not a bad thing....
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TPP and Globalization in a Post-Covid World

Many analysts and commentators have argued that in a post-coronavirus world, countries are likely to become more insular; and globalization which has been on...

Uyghurs Without Passports: Forced Legibility and Illegibility

I am among thousands of Uyghurs who cannot renew their passports and like them I cannot make plans. I cannot enroll at university, I...