Coronavirus

The worldwide spread of the new coronavirus has pulled back the curtain on the vulnerabilities of our interconnected world. Now we are left asking some basic questions. What lessons have we learned so far?

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Host
  • Gabrielle Sierra
    Podcast Host and Producer
Episode Guests
  • Sylvia Mathews Burwell
    President, American University
  • Rana Foroohar
    Global Business Columnist and Associate Editor, Financial Times
  • Tom Frieden
    Senior Fellow for Global Health
  • Shannon K. O'Neil
    Vice President, Deputy Director of Studies, and Nelson and David Rockefeller Senior Fellow for Latin America Studies

Show Notes

The coronavirus has us asking a lot of questions. Who gets to make the decisions that matter about public health? How can we protect ourselves in an interconnected world? Why are there market crashes, and what’s happening with global supply chains? Presented in two parts, this episode takes a look at the organizations that tackle public health emergencies, and the effects the coronavirus is having on our globalized economy. 

 

From CFR

 

What You Need to Know About the Coronavirus Outbreak,” Claire Felter and Lindsay Maizland

 

The World Health Organization,” CFR.org Editors

 

The Coronavirus, Oil, and Global Supply Chains,” Amy M. Jaffe

 

The Coronavirus Outbreak Could Disrupt the U.S. Drug Supply,” Yanzhong Huang 

 

Read More 

 

The CDC’s guidance on the coronavirus

 

The WHO’s guidance on the coronavirus

 

Coronavirus and 2020 Elections: What Happens to Voting in an Outbreak,” New York Times

 

When Everyone Stays Home: Empty Public Spaces During Coronavirus,” Atlantic

 

Corporate margins are going to be squeezed,” Financial Times

 

Watch or Listen

 

Coronavirus: Fact vs Fiction,” CNN

 

Will Coronavirus Cause a Recession?,” The Journal

 

Why new diseases keep appearing in China,” Vox

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The global arms trade is big business and the United States accounts for more than 40 percent of the world’s weapons exports. Aside from the profit motivation, selling arms abroad can be an effective foreign policy tool, allowing the United States to exert influence over conflict and security worldwide without having to put boots on the ground. But are the risks worth the reward?

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