What Asia, Europe can do to fight world's 3 major crises

Tackling the health, economic and global governance crises facing nations requires concerted action and leadership

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The world is simultaneously faced with three crises: a health crisis, an economic crisis and a global governance crisis. To tackle them effectively will require countries of the world to work together to find practical common solutions.

Asia and Europe have a major role to play in this endeavour. We wish to argue, in this essay, that by acting together, the leaders of Asia and Europe can provide the world with the leadership, resolve and policy ideas. They should also enlist the support of like-minded countries in other regions of the world.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 25, 2020, with the headline What Asia, Europe can do to fight world's 3 major crises. Subscribe