COVID-19: A Political Perspective2020-05-26T13:59:12+03:00

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  • COVID-19
  • 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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WHO warns Middle East must act quickly to contain coronavirus | News | Al Jazeera

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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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Europe and the Coronavirus Pandemic in the Middle East | RUSI

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As Europe has become the epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic, governments on the continent have closed borders and turned inwards, scrambling to curb the outbreak and minimise the economic fallout.

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(Podcast) Coronavirus: the coup de grace for Lebanon? (WEBINAR) by LSE Middle East Centre | Free Listening on SoundCloud

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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.

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How Beijing Exploits Inflammatory ‘China Virus’ Rhetoric – Alliance For Securing Democracy

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Beijing’s information strategy appears to have changed in recent weeks — one of many facets of geopolitics the coronavirus has upended in its wake. How that strategy unfolds — including whether these changes stick or constitute a one-time departure — and how the United States engages will have implications for the contest between democrats and autocrats.

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A Coronavirus ‘Marshall Plan’ Alone Won’t Be Nearly Enough | The German Marshall Fund of the United States

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Senior figures across Europe, from the presidents of the European Council and the European Parliament to the prime minister of Spain and the head of the OECD have all called for a "Marshall Plan" to deal with the enormous human and economic costs of the coronavirus crisis. But to give these references substance, leaders need to remember what the Marshall Plan really meant. It is about politics and strategy as much as it is about money.

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Coronavirus pandemic: Why cybersecurity matters | World Economic Forum

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The COVID-19 pandemic poses the risk of increased cyberattacks. Hackers are targeting people's increased dependence on digital tools. Strategies to maintain cybersecurity include maintaining good cyber hygiene, verifying sources and staying up-to-date on official updates.

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Why smart people believe coronavirus myths – BBC Future

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From students to politicians, many smart people have fallen for dangerous lies spread about the new coronavirus. Why? And how can you protect yourself from misinformation?

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The Pandemic Will Accelerate History Rather Than Reshape It | Foreign Affairs

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The world following the pandemic is unlikely to be radically different from the one that preceded it. COVID-19 will not so much change the basic direction of world history as accelerate it.

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The 9/11 Era Is Over – The Atlantic

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Indeed, politics and world events were like quicksand beneath our feet. Abroad, the Syrian civil war raged, Iraq teetered, and the emergence of ISIS—the successor to the al-Qaeda affiliate that took root in Iraq after our invasion—drew the United States back into a new counterterrorism campaign

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The Coronavirus Is Killing Globalization and Empowering Nationalists and Protectionists

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Until recently, most policymakers and investors remained complacent about the potential economic impact of the coronavirus crisis. As late as the end of February, most wrongly assumed that it would have only a brief, limited, China-specific impact.

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In Hungary, the Coronavirus Is Just an Excuse – The Atlantic

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Few lawmakers, at least so far, expect their government’s emergency measures to be abused. If, by contrast, his European counterparts have little confidence in the Hungarian prime minister, that is his own fault.

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