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10 April 2020
The coronavirus crisis shows the consequences of the enormous contradiction under which seven billion human beings live now: a world globalized by technology and economy but…
10 April 2020
Navneet and Kamal highlight the shocking similarity of COVID-19 with a fictional pandemic exercise that was staged in New York, just a few months before the actual outbreak. The…
09 April 2020
The impacts of COVID-19 in developing countries are starting to be felt. The Economist went as far as to call it the ‘next calamity’, noting how overlooked the impact on poorer…
09 April 2020
Robyn Klingler-Vidra, Ba Linh Tran and Ida Uusikyla use emerging research from Viet Nam to argue that states are the 'ultimate convener and mobilizers' during pandemic responses.…
09 April 2020
Rules for Rebels: The Science of Victory in Militant History by Max Abrahms. Oxford: Oxford University Press 2018. 285 pp., £35.00 hardcover 978-0-19-881155-8. With the death of…
07 April 2020
Disagreements on how to manage the COVID-19 outbreak can be traced back to four distinct ways of thinking about critical problems that have informed policy making for decades.…
07 April 2020
Sumithra Prasanna argues that we are in the midst of a debilitating 'infodemic' caused by our inability to make sense of the COVID-19 story. We all love stories. We have a…
06 April 2020
Graham Teskey explores potential governance challenges facing practitioners when the COVID-19 pandemic dissipates. Pandemics are depressingly common in human history. We all know…
06 April 2020
Amine Bennis highlights here how thematic diplomacy is an effective tool for middle powers to both increase their influence and promote shared interests with smaller states. A key…
03 April 2020
Harry Sanders looks for international models to solve Scotland's growing demographic crisis. After years of discussion and debate, Brexit appeared to move one step further…