The divided island of Cyprus reported its first case of COVID–19 to local media on 9 March.
This Working Paper reviews the political significance of Covid-19 in order to understand the ways in which it challenges the existing domestic order, international health governance actors and, more fundamentally, the circulation-based modus operandi of the present world order.
The coronavirus crisis is an international, pan-human challenge. It certainly requires exceptional collective mobilisation, but no real weapons, no intentional killing of fellow human beings, and no casting of people as dehumanised others. Militarised language is unnecessary.
Watching the invisible tsunami crashing through countries, and creating a global health crisis and economic catastrophe, we are preparing for landfall in Yemen, already one of the most fragile countries on earth
Within Myanmar, individual armed ethnic groups, including the Karen National Union and the Chin National Front, have called for a ceasefire of this sort
While relatively stable and wealthy countries struggle to respond effectively to this threat, how will the world’s actual war zones cope?
The OSCE, together with other international organizations, continues to undertake measures against the COVID-19 outbreak, in line with guidance from the authorities of host countries.
On March 15, Cyprus shut its borders to all except Cypriots, European workers and those with special permits for a period of two weeks
Middle Eastern governments must act quickly to limit the spread of the coronavirus as cases in the region have risen to nearly 60,000 - almost double the tally of a week earlier, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned.
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Even before the coronavirus struck, Lebanon was in the grip of an existential crisis. On March 7th, it defaulted on its Eurobond debt servicing, for the first time ever.