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Only investment in public health and prevention-based care, access to medical services for the most vulnerable, and the architecture to prevent, detect, and respond to outbreaks can prepare the world for future threats like COVID-19, writes @TomBollyky .
How does China's response to the new coronavirus compare to past epidemics? @RSPeckham discusses how, throughout history, Beijing’s actions during health crises have shaped both domestic and international perceptions of its governance style.
The U.S. administration is contemplating reopening the economy well before the arc of the epidemic has been bent—with potentially disastrous human consequences. Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas explains why this is the wrong approach:
Throughout history, plagues have put a mirror to the societies they afflict, and the novel coronavirus pandemic is no different, writes @TomBollyky .
“For encouraging the nation to sleepwalk into a crisis, Trump does indeed deserve blame. But even more blameworthy has been the president’s assault on U.S. institutions.”
When rising powers have suffered economic slowdowns in the past, they became more repressive at home and more aggressive abroad. China seems to be headed down just such a path, argues Michael Beckley.
One million people could die on the first day of any preventive or preemptive war with North Korea.
How Spain's overreaction to the Catalan referendum legitimized the call for independence: