The Rationale -- Towards the end of March 2020, I sent out a call to the members of the European Health Policy Group and the Anglo-American Health Policy Network, inviting people to write 1,200 words on the response of their region or country thus far to the coronavirus ...

The FINANCIAL -- For many, the start of each morning can begin with a single question, “How much pain will I be in today?” That’s because more than 100 million adults in the U.S. live with ...

Is there a connection between the corona crisis and the protests in response to the murder of George Floyd by police officers?  Well certainly one can’t prove causality.  But I do believe the ...

Memories of idyllic beaches and sonorous waves may seem far away while we remain at home. Yet, we need not look far to appreciate the enduring history of the ocean in Asia and the Pacific. For ...

As lockdowns ease in countries across Asia and the Pacific in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, one thing is clear—a return to business as usual is unimaginable in a region that was already off ...

The objective of the exercise was not to assess the relevancy of the plan and/or recommend alternative ways to rescue the troubled economy, but to check that the numbers add up and government ...

As the COVID-19 virus pandemic impacts peoples' lives worldwide, society is shutting down in an effort to contain it. Many were already highly stressed before the viral pandemic; now things are ...

Global business, workers and civil society unite in call for emergency debt relief to enable developing countries to combat the COVID-19 ...

If you were a high school student in the mid-2000s there’s a high chance you would have seen at one time or another some of your classmates re-creating ‘chakra’ signs, discussing the epic fight ...

Congress in recent decades has abdicated much of its foreign policy responsibilities to the executive branch. The Senate confirms the president’s nominees for ambassadorships and high-level State ...