COVID-19

Central Asia’s Force Majeure Fears: Impact of COVID-19 Outbreak on China’s Natural Gas Supply Demands

China’s COVID-19 outbreak has seen Beijing’s demand for natural gas stutter, after years of breakneck expansion. In February, China's natural gas demand was estimated to have fallen 17 percent year-on-year, and while there were some subsequent indications of recovery...

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U.S.-Iran Escalation in the Age of COVID-19

On the night of March 11, approximately 18 107mm Katyusha rockets hit Camp Taji near Baghdad. The attack killed three ...

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How is Central Asia Handling the COVID-19 Pandemic?

As the novel coronavirus (now classified as COVID-19) spreads around the world, Central Asia sits as a lonely region adjacent to the People’s Republic of China—the epicenter of the outbreak—with no known confirmed cases. As of early March, no...

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COVID-19 Crisis: Political and Economic Aftershocks

Nearly 100,000 people worldwide have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the new coronavirus that emerged in Wuhan, China, in late 2019. The human toll of the new virus has already been vast, with 3,300 deaths worldwide attributed to the virus...

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Asian Politics in Time of Corona

After every disaster, there is a search for answers: how did this happen, what could have been done to prevent it, and who should be held responsible. With cases of COVID-19 now reported on every continent save Antarctica, nearly...

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What North Korea’s Coronavirus Measures Say About Its System

The North Korean government response to the coronavirus has been extreme, but prudent and reasonable in context. It has closed the border to China almost entirely to both goods and people though surely some transports are still getting through....

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