Southeast Asia was one of the first regions hit by the spread of COVID-19. The region’s public health response varied, with some states like Vietnam proving models for the world, while others, like Indonesia and the Philippines, faltered badly. However, they have generally taken a common approach in one area: nearly all have used the pandemic to crack down on political freedoms and civil liberties.
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Research Article| August 20 2020
The Pandemic and Southeast Asia’s Democratic Struggles
Current History (2020) 119 (818): 228–233.
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Joshua Kurlantzick; The Pandemic and Southeast Asia’s Democratic Struggles. Current History 20 August 2020; 119 (818): 228–233. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2020.119.818.228
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