Covid-19

Little Red Podcast - "Killing Me Softly: the Power Pandemic"

Professor Joseph Nye was invited to the Little Red Podcast to discuss China's "soft power" in its Covid diplomacy.

A failure of execution

BY PAUL HUTCHCROFT AND RONALD HOLME: Despite lacking a coherent pandemic strategy, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is tightening his grip

US–China Blame Game Grates on Southeast Asia

Hunter Marston, ‘US–China Blame Game Grates on Southeast Asia’, East Asia Forum, 22 July 2020.

America's Post-Coronavirus Diplomacy Needs Middle-Powers Alliances

Hunter Marston and Ali Wyne, ‘America’s Post-Coronavirus Diplomacy Needs Middle-Powers Alliances’, Foreign Policy, 17 July 2020.

Call for applications – Journal of Pacific History COVID-19 grants

Journal of Pacific History Inc. is offering two grants in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic to help support early career, unemployed, or casually employed Pacific historians to prepare articles for submission to the Journal of Pacific History.

IB 2020/21 Circumventing the Tender Process: Why PNG Should Be Cautious with the Administration of Coronavirus (COVID-19) Funds

Under normal circumstances, the Public Finance Management Act 1995 (PFMA) in Papua New Guinea (PNG) mandates rigorous tendering processes to safeguard the proper use of public monies.

IB 2020/20 Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Papua Province: An Increase in Case Numbers and the Challenges Ahead

Though some provinces in Indonesia have seen a decline in new COVID-19 cases or begun to show signs of stabilisation, others’ numbers continue to increase.

IB 2020/17 Sustaining Fresh Food Supply in Lae during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Crisis

Imposing a hiatus on normal business is a double-edged sword.

IB 2020/15 COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in Papua New Guinea: The State of Emergency Cannot Fix Years of Negligence

This In Brief argues that PNG’s reliance on the State of Emergency and lockdowns to contain COVID-19 is proving difficult due to years of government negligence that have led to both poor health inf

IB 2020/12 Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Papua: Putting People First

This paper examines how the province of Papua responded quickly to close its borders, indicating a level of distrust in the national authorities’ ability to protect Papuans from COVID-19.

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