The Global Response to the Coronavirus

Foreign Affairs Coverage of a Growing Epidemic

Medical staff in protective gear in Daegu, South Korea, March 2020 Kim Kyung-Hoon / Reuters

The U.S. Economy Is Uniquely Vulnerable to the Coronavirus

Why America’s Growth Model Suggests It Has Few Good Options

By Mark Blyth

Coronavirus Fake News Isn’t Like Other Fake News

Political Speech Is Harder and Riskier to Police 

By Sarah Kreps and Brendan Nyhan

Ebola Should Have Immunized the United States to the Coronavirus

What Washington Failed to Learn From the National Security Council’s Ebola Report

By Christopher Kirchhoff

Plagues Tell Us Who We Are

The Real Lessons of the Pandemic Will Be Political

By Thomas J. Bollyky

Past Pandemics Exposed China’s Weaknesses

The Current One Highlights Its Strengths

By Robert Peckham

Flatten the Curve of Infection and the Curve of Recession at the Same Time

Now Is the Time to Inoculate Against the Economic Mutation of COVID-19

By Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas

How to Avoid a Coronavirus Depression

It Will Take Wartime Spirit—and Spending—to Keep the Global Economy Afloat 

By Matthew J. Slaughter and Matt Rees

How to Lead in a Time of Pandemic

What U.S. Foreign Policy Should Be Doing—But Isn’t—to Rally the World to Action

By Nicholas Burns

Coronavirus Threatens Catastrophe in India

A Vulnerable Population Braces for the Pandemic

By Vidya Krishnan

The U.S. and China Could Cooperate to Defeat the Pandemic

Instead, Their Antagonism Makes Matters Worse 

By Yanzhong Huang

How to Vote During a Pandemic

The U.S. Election Must Go On—Here Is What the States Will Need

By Lawrence Norden and Max Feldman

The Coronavirus Exposed America’s Authoritarian Turn

Independent Expertise Always Dies First When Democracy Recedes

By Daron Acemoglu

The Coronavirus Is Exacerbating Sectarian Tensions in the Middle East

Faced With a New Disease, Many in the Region See an Old Enemy

By Toby Matthiesen

It Takes a World to End a Pandemic

Scientific Cooperation Knows No Boundaries—Fortunately

By Mahlet Mesfin

How Civic Technology Can Help Stop a Pandemic

Taiwan’s Initial Success Is a Model for the Rest of the World

By Jaron Lanier  and E. Glen Weyl

The Real Pandemic Danger Is Social Collapse

As the Global Economy Comes Apart, Societies May, Too

By Branko Milanovic

The Coronavirus Could Reshape Global Order

China Is Maneuvering for International Leadership as the United States Falters

By Kurt M. Campbell and Rush Doshi

The Coronavirus Is Iran’s Perfect Storm

Tehran Now Needs the Public Trust and Professional Expertise It Has Squandered

By Djavad Salehi-Isfahani

The Coming Coronavirus Recession

And the Uncharted Territory Beyond

By Mohamed A. El-Erian

Will the Coronavirus End Globalization as We Know It?

The Pandemic Is Exposing Market Vulnerabilities No One Knew Existed 

By Henry Farrell and Abraham Newman

Science Can’t Save Us From Coronavirus Panic

But Trump’s Information Crackdown Can Certainly Make Things Worse 

By Amy Lauren Fairchild

Fight Pandemics Like Wildfires

With Prevention and a Plan to Share the Costs 

By Catherine Machalaba  and William B. Karesh

U.S.-Chinese Distrust Is Inviting Dangerous Coronavirus Conspiracy Theories

And Undermining Efforts to Contain the Epidemic

By Yanzhong Huang

Pandemic Disease Is a Threat to National Security

Washington Should Treat It Like One

By Lisa Monaco

Can North Korea Cope With the Coronavirus?

Kim Jong Un Faces His Greatest Test Yet

By Sue Mi Terry

Pandemics Ravaged Iran Long Before the Coronavirus

But Instead of Learning From the Past, Tehran Is Stuck There

By Amir A. Afkhami

What the World Can Learn From China’s Experience With Coronavirus

Lessons From a Pandemic’s Ground Zero

By Thomas J. Bollyky and Vin Gupta

Controlling Coronavirus Will Mean Keeping People Apart

China Has an App for That. The Rest of the World Needs a Plan

By Benjamin Cowling

The Coronavirus Is a Stress Test for Xi Jinping

Can China Control an Epidemic From the Top Down?

By Elizabeth Economy

How to Prepare for a Coronavirus Pandemic

The Worst-Case Scenario Isn’t Inevitable, but It Can’t Be Ignored

By Tom Inglesby

Global Health Gets a Checkup

A Conversation With Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

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