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  • COVID-19: A Political Perspective

With the ongoing pandemic of COVID-19, new research and analysis emerges on a daily basis.

What is the impact on social sciences? How will global politics look like post-pandemic? And what are the current challenges?

The DA Team recommends various articles for reading on the pandemic, split up in different categories.

This section acts as a useful repository of various articles and other media published elsewhere.

All sources are listed in each respective post.

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How COVID-19 will impact future cyberdiplomacy | OSCE

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Cyber-criminals have used COVID-19 as a lure to infiltrate our systems, launch cyberattacks against private and public institutions, and spread harmful disinformation.

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The Coronavirus and Our Future | The New Yorker

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We’re trying, despite many obstacles, to flatten the curve—to avoid mass death. Doing this, we know that we’re living in a moment of historic importance.

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The Battle Over the Numbers: Turkey’s Low Case Fatality Rate | Institut Montaigne

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What could be seen as an investment strategy feeding corruption ironically helped Turkey in delivering effective care to COVID-19 patients.

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Printing money is valid response to coronavirus crisis | Financial Times

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Without limits, allowing a government to finance itself by creating money can lead to hyperinflation. But these risks can be manageable: the quantitative easing of the past decade, despite predictions, has not lifted inflation above the main central banks’ 2 per cent targets.

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The Coronavirus Crisis Has Changed Money Forever

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The economic consequences of the lockdowns put in place to try to contain the spread of the coronavirus will stretch well into this century and the way money is created, distributed and spent will, for better or worse, never be the same.

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ECB primes money-printing gun to combat coronavirus – Reuters

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The European Central Bank has ditched a cap on how many bonds it can buy from any single euro zone country, clearing the way for potentially unlimited money-printing as it scales up its response to the coronavirus outbreak.

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Beware Russian and Chinese Positioning for After the Pandemic | Chatham House

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Authoritarian regimes can use the COVID-19 crisis to improve their international standing, taking advantage of others’ distraction.

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Yan Lianke: ‘Propaganda is a nuclear bomb’ | Financial Times

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"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"

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Quarantine used to be a normal part of life – and wasn’t much liked then, either

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Lockdown is a form of quarantine, a practise used to try to stem the spread of disease for hundreds of years by controlling humans.

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The Realist’s Guide to the Coronavirus Outbreak | Foreign Policy

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Globalization is heading for the ICU, and other foreign-policy insights into the nature of the growing international crisis.

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