The Covid-19 Crisis

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The new coronavirus Sars-CoV-2, was first identified in the Chinese city of Wuhan in January 2020. In the space of barely three months it has caused a global pandemic of the respiratory infection Covid-19. Attempting to gain control over the outbreak, states across the world have imposed drastic measures that cut deep into citizens’ personal freedoms. As the global economy spirals into recession, the number of identified cases is rising and healthcare systems face growing stresses. Many countries have responded by closing their borders and banning the export of medical protective equipment.

As individual states attempt to tackle the Covid-19 crisis within their own borders, international solidarity and responsibility have been largely sidelined. For example refugee admissions have been stopped. The international order is changing as new geopolitical constellations emerge. Long-term social, political and economic repercussions may be hard to predict at this stage, but it is already clear that they will be incisive.

As well as up-to-the-minute appraisals of ongoing events, the situation demands broader impact assessments and evaluation of potential responses – in global health and all other spheres of international politics. Researchers across the SWP are working in these issues, and our Global Health project has a track record of research and policy advice in this field.

This multi-perspectival dossier brings together all the in-house analyses, media contributions and external publications by SWP authors on topics relating to the Covid-19 crisis. It will be updated as new material is published.

 

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Publications

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Clare Wenham, Matthew Kavanagh, Alexandra Phelan, Simon Rushton, Maike Voss, Sam Halabi, Mark Eccleston-Turner, Mara Pillinger

Problems with traffic light approaches to public health emergencies of international concern

in: The Lancet, 12.04.2021 (online)
Paweł Tokarski, Alexander Wiedmann

The Corona Debt Conundrum in the Eurozone

Limits to Stabilisation by Monetary Policy and the Search for Alternatives

SWP Comment 2021/C 23, March 2021, 7 Pages

doi:10.18449/2021C23

Intissar Fakir, Isabelle Werenfels

The Pandemic and Governance in the Maghreb: A Moment of Truth

The Covid-19 Pandemic Tests the Sustainability of Different Governance Approaches

SWP Comment 2021/C 15, February 2021, 8 Pages

doi:10.18449/2021C15

Susan Bergner

Global health architecture of the European Union

in: Silva Lauffer, Jonathan Walter (ed.): In Control. A Practical Handbook for Professionals Working in Health Emergencies Internationally, 2020, Berlin: Robert-Koch-Institute, p. 80-83.

doi:10.25646/7125

Maike Voss

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and SDG 3

in: Silva Lauffer, Jonathan Walter (ed.): In Control. A Practical Handbook for Professionals Working in Health Emergencies Internationally, 2020, Berlin: Robert-Koch-Institute, p. 124-126.

doi:10.25646/7125

Susan Bergner, Isabell Kump

Strengthening Health Systems Worldwide

A New Role for the ECDC

SWP Comment 2021/C 11, January 2021, 4 Pages

doi:10.18449/2021C11

Moritz Rudolf

China’s Health Diplomacy during Covid‑19

The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in Action

SWP Comment 2021/C 09, January 2021, 8 Pages

doi:10.18449/2021C09

Hanns Günther Hilpert, Angela Stanzel

China – Winning the Pandemic… for Now

The People’s Republic Is Exuding Strength, But Can They Keep It Up?

SWP Comment 2021/C 01, January 2021, 4 Pages

doi:10.18449/2021C01

Maria Dellasega, Judith Vorrath

A Gangster’s Paradise?

Transnational Organised Crime in the Covid-19 Pandemic

SWP Comment 2020/C 66, December 2020, 8 Pages

doi:10.18449/2020C66

Gil Murciano

Covid-19 and the Securitization of National Crises in Israel’s Strategic Approach

Reliance on the Security Community As a “Comfortable Necessity”

SWP Comment 2020/C 63, December 2020, 8 Pages

doi:10.18449/2020C63

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SWP Comments

Dumitru Minzarari
The Russian Military Escalation around Ukraine’s Donbas

Risks and Scenarios for a Revised EU Policy


Franziska Smolnik, Mikheil Sarjveladze, Giorgi Tadumadze
Deadlock in Georgia

Political Crisis and Regional Changes Need an EU Response


SWP Research Papers

Daniel Voelsen
Internet from Space

How New Satellite Connections Could Affect Global Internet Governance


Sinem Adar, Günter Seufert
Turkey’s Presidential System after Two and a Half Years

An Overview of Institutions and Politics