March 18, 2020
COVID-19 Global Developments; Pandemic Pandemonium; Economic Shocks; Matters of Foreign Policy; Putin's Power Grab; and The Fight for Women's Rights
We have a simple message to all countries - test, test, test.
-- World Health Organization Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus during a Geneva press conference on Monday, March 16, calling the pandemic “the defining global health crisis of our time”.
COVID-19 Global Developments
Answering 20 Questions About COVID-19" Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, March 18, 2020  - Webinar TODAY at 1:00 PM ET 
 
 
COVID-19 Educational Disruption and Response” UNESCO, March 16, 2020 
 
A Strategic Shock Shakes the World” Michael MacArthur Bosack -- The Japan Times, March 18, 2020 
 
 
Europe Plans Full Border Closure in Virus Battle” BBC News, March 17, 2020 
Pandemic Pandemonium
The Trump Presidency Is Over” Peter Wehner -- The Atlantic, March 13, 2020 
 
The Incompetence Pandemic” Matthew Karnitschnig -- Politico, March 16, 2020 
 
How Much Is the Coronavirus Infecting World Leaders and Disrupting Governments?” Robin Wright -- The New Yorker, March 15, 2020 
 
COVID-19 Is a Reminder That Interconnectivity Is Unavoidable” Morgan Bazilian and Samantha Gross -- Brookings, March 12, 2020 
 
Misinformation Around the Coronavirus” Michel Martin and Peter Adams -- National Public Radio, March 14, 2020 
 
In the Battle Against Coronavirus, Humanity Lacks Leadership” Yuval Noah Harari -- TIME, March 15, 2020 
Economic Shocks
The Covid-19 Crisis Is Hurting Asia’s Gig Economy Workers and They Want the Government to Help” Dewey Sim and Kok Xinghui -- South China Morning Post, March 16, 2020 
 
Coronavirus Shock Will Likely Claim 3 Million Jobs by Summer” Josh Bivens -- Economic Policy Institute, March 17, 2020 

Latin America Hunkers Down as Coronavirus Ramps Up” Kenneth Rapoza -- Forbes, March 15, 2020 

South Africa Declares Disaster as Coronavirus Cases Increase” Michael Cohen and Amogelang Mbatha -- Bloomberg, March 15, 2020 

 
How Bangladesh Is Developing Without Riches” Johann Chacko -- The National, March 17, 2020 
Matters of Foreign Policy
Here’s What’s Happening in the World Besides the Coronavirus Pandemic” Ishaan Tharoor -- The Washington Post, March 16, 2020 
 
 
Peace Hasn’t Broken Out in Afghanistan” James Dobbins -- Foreign Affairs, March 16, 2020 
 
China Rebukes the U.S. After Saying It Will Expel American Journalists” Alexandra Stevenson and Austin Ramzy -- New York Times, March 18, 2020 
Putin's Power Grab
The Eternal Putin” Andrei Kolesnikov -- Carnegie Moscow Center, March 16, 2020 
 
Russia’s Political and Constitutional Drama” Rachel Denber -- Human Rights Watch, March 16, 2020
The Fight for Women's Rights
Mexico’s Women Push Back On Gender-Based Violence” Amelia Cheatham -- Council on Foreign Relations, March 12, 2020 
 
Kenya Split Over Campaign to Give Women the Right to Safe Abortions” Ginger Hervey -- The Guardian, March 17, 2020 
 
How to Start a Movement” Leymah Gbowee and Elmira Bayrasli -- Project Syndicate, March 17, 2020