"Foreign media tend to think all my books are about politics. I’m not concerned with politics; I’m concerned with the life struggles of Chinese people"
Lockdown is a form of quarantine, a practise used to try to stem the spread of disease for hundreds of years by controlling humans.
Globalization is heading for the ICU, and other foreign-policy insights into the nature of the growing international crisis.
How the World Will Look After the Coronavirus Pandemic | Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
This much is certain: Just as this disease has shattered lives, disrupted markets and exposed the competence (or lack thereof) of governments, it will lead to permanent shifts in political and economic power in ways that will become apparent only later.
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.
Experts from across Europe and the United States react to China’s growing coronavirus outreach in Europe and the implications for Chinese-EU relations.
The union cooperates well in non-crisis situations, but its complacency, lumbering bureaucracy, and sluggish decision-making processes hamper its ability to respond to urgent developments.
They could have known. They should have prepared. They didn’t listen. It is a crisis with no end in sight. And it is one that Europe’s top leaders failed to see coming.
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.
The prevailing wisdom holds that the Covid-19 pandemic could "break the EU", lead to the renationalisation of competencies, and create an inward looking continent devoid of solidarity. Yet this temporary trauma belies the tremendous opportunity emerging to create a more integrated and cohesive European Union.