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Jon Lindsay in CBC News: It’s unclear who the Iranians will be investigating over downed Ukrainian passenger plane

January 17, 2020

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A Political Pandemic: Partisanship and Chaos in the American COVID-19 Response

January 16, 2020

Liam Keating The United States government’s response to COVID-19 is a story of decapitated federalism. Press conferences, rife with gaffes and misinformation, have broadcast the White House’s flagrant abdication of public leadership. As state governments in outbreak hotspots flail under...

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No Country Is an Island, but the UK Insists Otherwise

January 14, 2020

Naomi Butterfield When Boris Johnson took a strong Conservative majority in December 2019, his first trial was expected to involve keeping Britain afloat and united at the beginning of the official Brexit period. Instead, with a crippled National Health Service...

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Abandoning the Vulnerable: Unequal Impacts of Sweden’s COVID-19 Response

January 13, 2020

Abhayjeet Singh Sachal By the end of May, Sweden had the highest rate of COVID-19 deaths (per million population) in the world. This is hardly what one would expect from a country with stable leadership and a strong healthcare system....

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From MERS to COVID-19: The South Korean Journey

January 12, 2020

Emma Rogers The COVID-19 pandemic is the most significant South Korean public health crisis of the twenty-first century. However, this nation is no stranger to infectious respiratory diseases. Between March and July 2015, South Korea saw 186 cases and thirty-eight...

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Efficiency and its Limits – Singapore’s Covid-19 Response

January 11, 2020

Katie Kwang Globally, Covid-19 has served as a stress test for societies and governments. Once the darling of international media outlets, Singapore’s initial success in controlling the pandemic was followed by the virulent spread of disease among migrant workers. The...

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Pandemic in the Land of a Thousand Hills: Rwanda and COVID-19

January 10, 2020

Cheikh Ameth Tidiane Diop Rwanda’s COVID-19 story involves success and solidarity but at the price of democracy in the hands of an authoritarian government. As of 1 June, Rwanda had 377 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and one related death, which...

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Jon Lindsay in The Toronto Star: On Canada probing the recent Ukraine International Airline flight crash

January 10, 2020

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Setting the precedent in unprecedented times: The “Taiwan model” for combatting COVID-19

January 9, 2020

Elizabeth Shaw The COVID-19 pandemic has elevated Taiwan’s visibility on the world stage. Its fast response times, open communication, and public trust have led other countries look towards mimicking Taiwan’s unique model of combatting the virus, which as of June...

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Just One Step Behind: Analyzing the Italian Government’s Response to COVID-19

January 8, 2020

Martina Facchin Overtaking China’s COVID-19 death rate by mid-March, Italy was the first European country to feel the pandemic’s full-blown effects. As the country moves into Phase 3 of reopening, there have been a total of 250,000 confirmed cases and...

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