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.
Regional responses to COVID-19: A comparative analysis of EU and ASEAN policies to counter the pandemic
This article aims to examine the initial responses and the development of regional policies towards COVID-19 of the two most successful examples of regional organisations: the EU and the ASEAN.
The Impact of the COVID-19 on Divided Cyprus
The divided island of Cyprus reported its first case of COVID–19 to local media on 9 March.
Learning from the Virus | Artforum International
Biopolitics implies a hierarchy with the immunized at the top and the de-munized, who will be excluded from any act of immunological protection, at the bottom.
How COVID-19 will impact future cyberdiplomacy | OSCE
Cyber-criminals have used COVID-19 as a lure to infiltrate our systems, launch cyberattacks against private and public institutions, and spread harmful disinformation.
The Coronavirus and Our Future | The New Yorker
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.
The Battle Over the Numbers: Turkey’s Low Case Fatality Rate | Institut Montaigne
What could be seen as an investment strategy feeding corruption ironically helped Turkey in delivering effective care to COVID-19 patients.
Printing money is valid response to coronavirus crisis | Financial Times
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.
The Coronavirus Crisis Has Changed Money Forever
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.
ECB primes money-printing gun to combat coronavirus – Reuters
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.
Beware Russian and Chinese Positioning for After the Pandemic | Chatham House
Authoritarian regimes can use the COVID-19 crisis to improve their international standing, taking advantage of others’ distraction.
Yan Lianke: ‘Propaganda is a nuclear bomb’ | Financial Times
"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"
Quarantine used to be a normal part of life – and wasn’t much liked then, either
Lockdown is a form of quarantine, a practise used to try to stem the spread of disease for hundreds of years by controlling humans.