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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...
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How to Prevent COVID-19 From Paralysing the World’s Economy

The COVID-19 pandemic is currently imposing confinement on 3 billion people, leading to the world economy being more or less paralyzed. The purpose of this...
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Coronavirus Testing Is the Way to Avoid European-Style Confinement

South Korea, Taiwan and Hong Kong, all in the immediate vicinity of China, have, so far, been able to avert the mass spread of...
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Thai Student Protests Bring Hope—and Fear

Last Friday’s Constitutional Court verdict saw the dissolution of the second largest opposition party in Thailand, the Future Forward Party. The Thai Court dissolved...
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Dissolution of Thai opposition party a troubling, yet predictable development

A few days ago, Thailand’s Constitutional Court dissolved the opposition Future Forward Party on grounds it took an illegal loan from its leader, the...
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How China Shapes the Narrative of “Whistleblower” Doctor’s Death

The passing of Dr. Li Wenliang, one of the doctors who blew the whistle on initial outbreak of Coronavirus and was therefore silenced by...
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Before the Spark: The Decades-Long Roots of the Syrian Civil War

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was unaware of the coming inferno – one which would rage across North Africa and into the Middle-East, leaving in...
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Bolsonaro and Modi: A Populist Union

As India gets ready for its seventieth Republic Day celebrations all eyes would be on Jair Bolsonaro who is going to be the guest...