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COVID 19 and the Middle East

From Israel and Pakistan to India, ultra-conservative communities have emerged as virus-spreading clusters. This is not helped by governments reluctant to disrupt ultra-orthodox life by enforcing public health measures.

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COVID 19: Six Uncomfortable Questions

How will the coronavirus crisis affect business, education, food supply and security?

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COVID 19: 21st Century Reality Check

Beyond airlines and cruise ships, what is the business outlook for Airbnb, co-living, bars and cafes, discos and cinemas, open-air markets?

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Middle East: How Refugees, Shantytowns and Sanctions Imperil Global Public Health

Syria’s announcement of its first COVID-19 case highlights the public health threat posed by war zones that produce millions of refugees and displaced persons.

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China and Coronavirus: From Home-Made Disaster to Global Mega-Opportunity

Despite an initially horrendous response, China now utilizes its Coronavirus campaign to build global soft power

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Coronavirus and the Middle East

Lessons not learned and opportunities missed: A roadmap to political and societal dysfunction.

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In Charts: Coronavirus

A collection of charts, maps and graphs exploring the coronavirus outbreak.

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Weak and Undemocratic Governance is Dangerous for Your Health

Many Southeast Asian governments are failing the coronavirus test. Singapore stands out positively, Thailand negatively.

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Australia’s Great Fire and Biblical Justice

The images from the Sydney skyline are so indelible not because the city is located in the developed world, but because they represent the front gates of hell.

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Yes, Australia Can Abandon Coal

Experts have concluded that Australia offers an ideal setting for replacing fossil fuels with renewables in electricity generation.

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