April 22, 2020
Earth Day at 50 Years; COVID-19 Global Responses; Health Inequity; In Other News; and Asia Corner
The really big question is not so much how we’re going to protect the victories of the past, since they are hugely popular and very cost effective; it’s how we move into global issues, which we’ve been notoriously unsuccessful in figuring out ways to address."
-- Denis Hayes, Coordinator of the first Earth Day, in a Q&A discussing Earth Day's 50th Anniversary.

Photo: Denis Hayes speaking at the inaugural Earth Day celebration.
Earth Day Commemorates 50 Years
" Earth Day in a Time of Pandemic: Our Planet as the Missing Stakeholder" Jack Dangermond -- Forbes, April 20, 2020

" On 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, EPA Head Says Climate Change 'Not Only Environmental Issue That We Face as a Planet'" Jacqueline Alemany and Brent Griffiths -- The Washington Post, April 22, 2020

" What Can You Do for the Planet While in Lockdown?” Sarah West; Rachel Pateman; Alison Dyke -- Stockholm Environment Institute, April 21, 2020

Taking the Pulse of Our Planet” European Space Agency -- April 22, 2020

" Could Coronavirus Save the Planet by Changing Economics Forever?" Azhar Sukri -- Al Jazeera, April 22, 2020

" Latin America's Wake Up Call: From Pandemic to Climate Emergency" Maximiliano Bello and Anders Beal -- Global Americans, April 21, 2020
Global Responses to COVID-19

Where's the Global Coalition to Fight the Coronavirus?” John Allen and Karin von Hippel -- Brookings, April 16, 2020

The Russian Power Vertical and the COVID-19 Challenge: The Trajectories of Regional Responses” Regina Smyth; Gulnaz Sharafutdinova; Timothy Model; Aiden Klein -- PONARS Eurasia, April 2020

The Next Pandemic Might Not Be Natural” Max Brooks -- Foreign Policy, April 20, 2020

COVIDCAST Episode 7: COVID-19 and the International Economy” Alex Oliver and Roland Rajah -- Lowy Institute, April 17, 2020

Trump Plans to Suspend Immigration to the U.S.” Katie Rogers; Michael Shear; Zolan Kanno-Youngs -- The New York Times, April 20, 2020
Health Inequity
Comparing Six Health-Care Systems in a Pandemic” Lindsay Maizland and Claire Felter -- Council on Foreign Relations, April 15, 2020 
Food, Rent, Health Insurance? Tough Choices in Pandemic Economy” Tiffany Hsu -- New York Times, April 22, 2020 
Lack of Virus Testing Stokes Fears in World’s Refugee Camps” Joseph Krauss; Rishabh Jain; Cara Anna -- Associated Press, April 22, 2020 
In Other News...
Eyes on the Other Global Crises” Emily Estelle -- Real Clear World, April 21, 2020

4 Largest EU Countries Issue Joint Proposal to Unlock Asylum Impasse” Jacopo Barigazzi -- Politico, April 17, 2020

Shelter from the Middle East’s Perfect Storm” Bassem Awadallah and Adeel Malik -- Project Syndicate, April 21, 2020
Asia Corner
Same as It Ever Was: China’s Pandemic Opportunism on Its Periphery” Abraham Denmark; Charles Edel; Siddharth Mohandas -- War on the Rocks, April 16, 2020

" In a Post-Pandemic Global Economy, Expect Only the Fittest to Survive - and Emerge Stronger Than Ever" David Gantz and Bashar Malkawi -- South China Morning Post, April 21, 2020

" China Moves Against Hong Kong" Michael Brendan Dougherty -- National Review, April 21, 2020

" Indians Aren't Buying China's Narrative" Yasmeen Serhan -- The Atlantic, April 21, 2020