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Public Health Threats and Pandemics

In the absence of U.S. leadership, multilateral responses to COVID-19 have been inadequate.

 

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Links between COVID-19 and other global challenges underscore the importance of multilateral cooperation across a broad array of issue areas.
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Public Health Threats and Pandemics

For more than a century before COVID-19, countries wrestled with how to improve international cooperation in the face of major outbreaks of infectious diseases.

Coronavirus

A new coronavirus that originated in China has spread worldwide, sickening hundreds of thousands and halting economic activity. Many countries have imposed unprecedented measures to stop local outbreaks.

 

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Russia

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President Vladimir Putin planned to use this year to raise his stature as not only the face of Russian politics at home but also a dominant figure on the global stage. Then the new coronavirus intervened.

 

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Many of the world’s faithful have altered long-standing religious practices to avoid spreading the new coronavirus.

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Public Health Threats and Pandemics The Coronavirus Pandemic, With Tom Bollyky

Thomas J. Bollyky, director of CFR’s Global Health program and senior fellow for global health, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the World Health Organization’s newly declared pandemic, COVID-19.

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Yemen’s mounting internal divisions and a Saudi-led military intervention have spawned an escalating political, military, and humanitarian crisis.

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Slavery, long banned and universally condemned, persists in many corners of the world, victimizing tens of millions of people.

Syria Syria's War and the Descent Into Chaos

In the nine years since protesters in Syria first demonstrated against the four-decade rule of the Assad family, hundreds of thousands of Syrians have been killed and some twelve million people have been displaced.

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Public Health Threats and Pandemics

Global health expert Thomas J. Bollyky explores the paradox in our fight against infectious disease: the world is getting healthier in ways that should make us worry.

China

The Trump administration recognizes the China challenge, but it needs a grand strategy. Blackwill recommends decisive action, sustained diplomacy, collaboration among branches of the U.S. government, and working with allies in Asia and Europe, among other approaches.

South Korea

Uncertainty in the U.S.-South Korea economic partnership could hinder security cooperation if left unchecked. The two countries should explore collaboration in AI technologies, policy coordination in the Indo-Pacific, and economic cooperation with North Korea.