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'A great war for talent' awaits post-COVID world: Parag Khanna

International relations expert believes migrant workers drive growth for hosts

Some green zone countries with reliable health care "already have investor residency programs, so they are looking to take advantage of the situation by attracting people who are frustrated from living in red zones," said Parag Khanna. (Photo courtesy of Khanna)

TOKYO -- As recent breakthroughs on COVID-19 vaccines bring hopes for the resumption of international travel, global migration may also accelerate after many migrant workers were forced to return to their homeland or became stranded abroad without a job or social protection.

Some countries are already taking steps to lure global talent, capitalizing on their eased working environment and on their success in containing the virus.

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