March 25, 2020
The Fight Rages On; Flattening the Curve; The World After COVID-19; Lens on Africa; Olympics Postponed; Global Dynamics; and Shifting the Norm
The one thing that’s worth stockpiling is decency… Decency won’t save us, but it will make our altered lives more tolerable, come what may.”
-- Russian-born social historian Anastasia Edel, in a March 17 dispatch from Oakland for the New York Review of Books' Pandemic Journal.
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The Fight Rages On
Coronavirus Through The Eyes of 5 Iranian Photographers” Laura Villamizar -- National Public Radio, March 22, 2020 

Governments and Companies Race to Make Masks Vital to Virus Fight” Rachel Abrams; Jessica Silver-Greenberg; Andrew Jacobs; Vanessa Friedman; Michael Rothfeld -- New York Times, March 23, 2020 

The EU Struggles for Relevance in the Fight Against Coronavirus” Markus Becker; Julia Amalia Heyer; Peter Müller; Gerald Traufetter -- Spiegel International, March 23, 2020 

You Can’t Practice Social Distancing If You’re a Refugee” Rebecca Collard -- Foreign Policy, March 20, 2020
Will Warm Weather Really Kill Off COVID-19?” Richard Grey -- BBC News, March 23, 2020 
Flattening the Curve
Six Proactive Steps in a Smart Trade Approach to Fighting COVID-19" Jennifer Hillman -- Council on Foreign Relations, March 20, 2020  

How South Korea Flattened the Curve” Max Fisher and Choe Sang-hun -- New York Times, March 24, 2020  

Why Is Japan Still a Coronavirus Outlier?” Oscar Boyd -- Japan Times, March 21, 2020  

UK Brings in Strict Curbs on Life to Fight Virus” BBC News, March 24, 2020 

The World After COVID-19
China, America, and the International Order After the Pandemic” Mira Rapp-Hooper -- War on the Rocks, March 25, 2020
The Coronavirus Can Reshape Global Order" Kurt Campbell and Rush Doshi -- Foreign Affairs, March 18, 2020  

P andemi cs Can Fast Forward the Rise and Fall of Great Power s" Matthew Kroening -- The National Interest, March 23, 2020 

A Greater Depression?” Nouriel Roubini -- Project Syndicate, March 24, 2020 
Lens on Africa
The COVID-19 Recession Is Going to Hurt” Africa Insiders -- African Arguments, March 25, 2020  

The Uganda-EU Deal, Politics, Airlines, and COVID-19 Updates” Christina Golubski and Payce Madden -- Brookings, March 21, 2020
COVID-19 Threatens South Sudan’s At-Risk Populations” Nyagoah Tut Pur -- Human Rights Watch, March 24, 2020 

Libya’s Refugees Face Being Cut Off from Aid Due to Coronavirus” Sally Hayden -- The Guardian, March 24, 2020 

Coronavirus Slowing Desert Locust Response Amid New Swarms” Samuel Gebre and David Herbling -- Bloomberg, March 22, 2020 
Olympics Postponed
IOC Head Calls For 'Sacrifice And Compromises' After Tokyo Olympics Postponed” Scott Neuman -- National Public Radio, March 25, 2020 

Canada, Australia Save the Olympic Movement from Itself” Greg Baum -- The Sydney Morning Herald, March 25, 2020 

Tokyo Olympic Games Delay a Blow to Japan’s Economy but Secondary to COVID-19 Fallout” Finbarr Bermingham; He Huifeng; Su-Lin Tan -- South China Morning Post, March 25, 2020 
Global Dynamics
The Other China Emergency” Suzanne Sataline -- The Atlantic, March 25, 2020 
The U.S. Should Offer Taiwan a Free Trade Agreement” Doug Bandow -- National Review, March 23, 2020  

The Ice Curtain: Modernization on the Kota Penninsula” Heather Conley and Joseph Bermudez Jr. -- Center for Strategic and International Studies, March 23, 2020  

Ankara’s Economic Measures Bring Little Relief Against Virus Crisis” Mustafa Sonmez -- Al-Monitor, March 23, 2020  

Israel’s Double Curse - Politics and the Pandemic” Neri Zilber -- Foreign Policy, March 24, 2020 

Afghan Government, Taliban Discuss Prisoner Issue” Anisa Shaheed -- Tolo News, March 22, 2020 
Shifting the Norm
Breaking the Cycle of Gender Exclusion in Political Party Development” Saskia Brechenmacher and Caroline Hubbard -- Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, March 24, 2020