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Impact on US-China Relationship in conjunction with Covid-19 Origin Investigations

Listen on iTunes Listen on PodBean US President Joe Biden is expecting a 45-day update on a US investigation into the origins of the Covid-19 pandemic. The investigation, led by the US intelligence services, is drawing widespread media attention, with scientists, political scientists and health experts weighing in on the polarising hypothesis of whether the …

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Concerns Surrounding the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

Listen on iTunes Listen on PodBean With less than 15 days to go to the start of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, the Japanese capital may soon be placed under a fourth state of emergency amid a fresh surge of Covid-19 infections. The ever-changing pandemic situation has characterised the uncertainty that has shrouded this flagship …

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SUB: Gender Inequality and Covid-19

Key Takeaways  The Covid-19 pandemic is disproportionally impacting working women, with many taking on additional childcare, household and remote learning responsibilities. The financial toll from the absence of women contributing to the workforce could stunt GDP growth by over USD 1 trillion by 2030. However, if companies address gender imbalances worsened by the pandemic, global …

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SUB: COVID-19 Vaccines: Challenges and Opportunities

Key Takeaways  Optimism around Covid-19 vaccine development is giving way to logistical challenges in actioning complex immunisation programmes. Facing delays and the risk of resurgent case rates on the back of new variants, governments will continue to implement restrictions to mitigate transmission of SARSCoV-2, the virus that causes the disease, Covid-19. The strength of economic …

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Myanmar post-coup political and security landscape and regional implications

Listen on iTunes Listen on PodBean This week’s podcast is hosted by Insight Team Manager Edward Johnson, featuring Dr Guo Yu, Lead ASPAC Analyst, and Aédán Mordecai, Asia-Pacific Analyst. Together they unpack Myanmar’s post-coup political and security risk landscape, as well as the event’s implications to the wider region. As tensions continue to escalate driven …

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Brazil – Impeachment and Cabinet Tensions

Listen on iTunes Listen on PodBean In this week’s podcast, Sibylline’s Americas Director Greg Hoobler is joined by Konrad Petraitis, embedded intelligence analyst to discuss Brazil. Their conversation touches on recent speculation surrounding President Bolsonaro’s possible impeachment, followed by an overview of the challenges ahead of the country’s general election and possible cabinet reshuffles that …

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EU Vaccine Distribution Setbacks

Listen on iTunes Listen on PodBean Sibylline’s EMEA Director Jonathan Dunbar is joined by John Breen, Lead Analyst of the Global Risk Team (GRT), and James Hannan, a GRT Analyst, for a discussion on vaccine distribution challenges in Europe. Their conversation unpacks the recent EU vaccine export row with the UK and how it amplified …

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