Covid-19

Leadership and Change in Asia-Pacific: Where Does Political Will Come From?

David Hudson, Nicolas Lemay-Hébert, Claire Mcloughlin, and Chris Roche, ‘Leadership and Change in Asia-Pacific: Where Does Political Will Come From?’ Politics and Governance, 8(4) 2020: 13

IB 2020/28 Approaches to the COVID-19 Pandemic in Papua New Guinea: Government Measures and Public Responses

This In Brief captures the general perceptions and mood of a sample of Papua New Guineans during the state of emergency (SOE) imposed due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Papua New Guinea (PNG).

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.

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.

IB 2020/10 China’s Coronavirus ‘COVID-19 Diplomacy’ in the Pacific

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is spreading to Pacific Island countries (PICs), posing a severe threat to their economies and human security. Donors are aiding the region.

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