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Global Banks Share Responsibility for Cambodia’s Microfinance Disaster

Cambodia’s microfinance loans are a slow-motion car crash with millions of victims, for which the world’s banks share responsibility. The Cambodian League for the Promotion...
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A New Era for China’s “Wolf Warrior Diplomacy”

China’s "wolf warrior diplomacy" is entering a new era as tension rises in Chinese foreign affairs. The strategy, deployed to defend Chinese interests abroad,...
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Can Japan Jumpstart Its Growth While Finding a “Happy” Middle Ground?

While the COVID-19 crisis first hit China and then reverberated like a shock wave around the world, Japan decided to break its supply chain...
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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...
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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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Vietnam Should Be ASEAN’s First Among Equals

As the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) faces renewed scrutiny in light of its comparatively weak response to the coronavirus crisis, the perennial...
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The American Cultural Barrier in Confronting the Pandemic

It was Jan. 20, and the first case of Covid-19 was detected in the United States. I attended a tech conference in San Francisco the...
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International Immunity Passports Can Help Restore Freedom of Movement

Many countries on all continents have closed their borders to foreign visitors due to the coronavirus pandemic. Such indiscriminate border closures are a wasteful...
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There’s No Such Thing As a Post-Coronavirus World Order

There’s a temptation to think that we cannot go back to the status quo ante; that there will be a pre-coronavirus world order and a...