International

Why Brazil’s COVID-19 Response Is Failing

Why Brazil’s COVID-19 Response Is Failing

In Brazil, a political crisis rages between federal and state governments as coronavirus cases keep rising.

Singapore’s Regulatory Response to COVID-19

Singapore’s Regulatory Response to COVID-19

The pandemic appears tailor-made for Singapore’s managerial and interventionist style of governance.

Soft Regulation and Hard Compliance in Taiwan

Soft Regulation and Hard Compliance in Taiwan

The secret to Taiwan’s successful fight against COVID-19 is its people, not its government.

The Need for Global Protections Against Existential Risks

The Need for Global Protections Against Existential Risks

International collaborative mechanisms are needed to prepare for threats to human existence.

Did Japan’s Lenient Lockdown Conquer the Coronavirus?

Did Japan’s Lenient Lockdown Conquer the Coronavirus?

Despite federal attempts to fight COVID-19, Japanese law prioritizes individual rights and regional autonomy.

Lessons From New Zealand’s COVID-19 Success

Lessons From New Zealand’s COVID-19 Success

The United States might well have saved many lives by following New Zealand’s science-based playbook.

Italy’s Complex Legislative Framework Impairs its COVID-19 Response

Italy’s Complex Legislative Framework Impairs its COVID-19 Response

Italy’s pandemic policies struggle with the same legislative and regulatory challenges as traditional laws.

Vietnam’s Astonishing Success at Curbing COVID-19 Outbreaks

Vietnam’s Astonishing Success at Curbing COVID-19 Outbreaks

Decades-long efforts in Vietnam to improve local governance have kept recorded coronavirus cases low.

Coordinating Colombia’s Pandemic Response

Coordinating Colombia’s Pandemic Response

Colombia lacks procedures for ensuring coordination among different levels of government.

Responding to COVID-19 Without Public Trust

Responding to COVID-19 Without Public Trust

Despite a robust regulatory scheme, Chilean officials struggle to follow experts and respond to COVID-19 effectively.

Brazil’s COVID-19 Response is Caught Between Denialism and Technocratic Hubris

Brazil’s COVID-19 Response is Caught Between Denialism and Technocratic Hubris

Self-interested and apathetic policies by its executive made Brazil one of the most infected countries in the world.

Regulatory Uncertainty Over Emergency Powers in Switzerland

Regulatory Uncertainty Over Emergency Powers in Switzerland

Democratic process and federalism concerns raise questions about the Swiss government’s COVID-19 policies.