CSR Blog: Quiet Storm: Taiwan’s COVID-19 Outbreak, Mapping the Pandemic in a Democracy

By Nicholas A. Henderson In late 2019, when news broke of a novel coronavirus spreading in Wuhan, China, Taiwan’s government deployed their rapid response plan. Taiwan, an island of 24 million people, had learned from the SARS epidemic of 2003 and wasted no time in becoming the first to employ mobile phones for tracking infected …

CSR Blog: Covid Diplomacy- a New Ground for Competition among China, the U.S. and Japan in Southeast Asia

By Natalie Craig For fourteen months, world leaders have altered their foreign policy plans to handle the COVID-19 pandemic leading to a new form of diplomacy – Covid diplomacy. Countries influential in Southeast Asia such as the United States, China and Japan have engaged in various diplomatic efforts in the region throughout the pandemic with …