Opinion — Paradiplomacy in Times of Pandemic: The Paths Ahead

Mariano Alvarez • Jul 1 2020 • Articles
Although the Covid-19 pandemic poses challenges for states and international relations, it has already shown that paradiplomacy has an important role to play

Opinion – Impacts and Restrictions to Human Rights During COVID-19

Liliana Lyra Jubilut and Christina M. Cerna • Jun 30 2020 • Articles
As democracies are the best environment for human rights, weakening them impacts human rights protection.

COVID-19 Speeds the Race for 5G

William Fisher • Jun 29 2020 • Articles
Public policy that relies on pitting US competitors against their Chinese counterparts misses the point, which is to hasten the necessary proliferation of 5G.

Putin’s Power Grab Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

Ludovica Vitale • Jun 29 2020 • Articles
Lockdown has allowed authorities to scrap Presidential limits, yet the crisis has eroded support for the regime and damaged the foundations of Putin’s power.

Africa’s COVID-19 Exceptionalism? Same Problems, Different Locations

Robert L. Ostergard, Jr. • Jun 26 2020 • Articles
The virus is hitting African states head-on, but disproportionately, providing lessons for other states about pandemic response – both positive and negative.

The European Union’s Security and Defence Policy Beyond COVID-19

Shreya Sinha • Jun 24 2020 • Articles
The EU must ensure defence is part of its post-pandemic recovery in order to achieve its goal of strategic autonomy and enhance its role a security actor.

Nigeria’s Soft Power in the Face of COVID-19

Fidel Abowei • Jun 22 2020 • Articles
Despite the fragility of its institutions, Nigeria stands to make the best of a bad situation by projecting an image of a country addressing its deficits.

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Opinion – Global Environmental Politics in Times of Coronavirus: Lessons from Mexico

José-Manuel Leal • Jun 19 2020 • Articles
The current pandemic exhibits the strong dependency from transnational companies in the food, and medicine supply.

Opinion – COVID-19: Why is the World Singling Out New Zealand for Praise?

Houssem Ben Lazreg and Adel Dhahri • Jun 19 2020 • Articles
Some of the countries that were labeled by Donald Trump as 'shitholes' outperformed Global North states and despite their successes have been sidelined by the media.

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