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Current History (2020) 119 (821): 331–337.
Published: 19 November 2020
... women. Yet his actions on these fronts have been overshadowed by his ruthless moves to intimidate rivals to the throne and silence dissidents at home and abroad. Mohammed’s aggressive foreign policies have also caused many to question his judgment. Now the COVID-19 pandemic and a fall in the oil market...
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Current History (2020) 119 (821): 338–342.
Published: 19 November 2020
... reeling from the US sanctions, the COVID-19 pandemic has delivered a heavy blow. As political factions mobilize for the 2021 elections, the situation is more unpredictable than ever. Perhaps either scenario is unlikely. After all, forecasting elections in Iran, even months in advance, is a...
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Current History (2020) 119 (821): 343–348.
Published: 19 November 2020
...Zahra R. Babar The six Arab monarchies of the Persian Gulf host some of the largest global populations of international labor migrants. As COVID-19 began spreading across the Gulf, migrants made up a large share of the positive cases identified. Migrants’ living and working conditions in the Gulf...
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Current History (2020) 119 (821): 349–355.
Published: 19 November 2020
... come to rely on each other for support. The COVID-19 pandemic has stretched these networks of mutual aid to the limit. This article offers an intimate view of everyday life during the crisis in a camp in northern Lebanon. Local responses developed by Baddawi camp residents...
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Current History (2020) 119 (821): 356–361.
Published: 19 November 2020
...Rana Jawad Nations in the Middle East and North Africa have traditionally seen the primary function of social policy as serving the goal of economic growth. But the COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated the need for a more balanced approach to make societies more resilient, with social protection...
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Current History (2020) 119 (821): 362–364.
Published: 19 November 2020
...Khaled Fahmy Although official data suggest that Egypt avoided the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic, doctors have warned that the reality is far more grim. Their attempts to speak out have been met with harsh repression. A glance back at Egyptian history from the origins of the modern nation in the...
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Current History (2020) 119 (820): 291–296.
Published: 20 October 2020
... opportunities for social mobility. © 2020 by The Regents of the University of California 2020 COVID-19 pandemic poverty health care informal work social mobility “The more countries let their citizens live precarious lives…the more likely it becomes that any sudden shock, like a pandemic or...
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Current History (2020) 119 (820): 297–302.
Published: 20 October 2020
...Luisa Feline Freier; Soledad Castillo Jara; Marta Luzes Forced migrants and refugees are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in different and often more profound ways than local populations. This article examines the multilayered vulnerabilities these groups face due to forced immobility, precarious...
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Current History (2020) 119 (820): 303–309.
Published: 20 October 2020
... their experiences in the COVID-19 pandemic diverged widely. Germany’s political leadership carefully followed scientific advice and organized public–private partnerships to scale up testing, resulting in relatively low infection levels. The UK and US political responses were far more erratic and less...
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Current History (2020) 119 (820): 310–316.
Published: 20 October 2020
... solution to the age-old problem of governing well, the formula was exported to the developing world as the Washington Consensus. Yet growing political polarization weakened the consensus, and in a series of three major crises over the past two decades—9/11, the global financial crisis, and the COVID-19...
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Current History (2020) 119 (820): 317–322.
Published: 20 October 2020
...Michael T. Klare By transforming patterns of travel and work around the world, the COVID-19 pandemic is accelerating the transition to renewable energy and the decline of fossil fuels. Lockdowns brought car commuting and plane travel to a near halt, and the mass experiment in which white-collar...
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Current History (2020) 119 (820): 323–325.
Published: 20 October 2020
...Deborah Carr The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a devastating toll on the lives of older adults, intensifying long-standing challenges in the US health care system. Persistent health and mortality disparities on the basis of race and socioeconomic status, staffing shortages and insufficient financial...
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Current History (2020) 119 (820): 326–328.
Published: 20 October 2020
...Mary F. E. Ebeling An ethnographic study of the work of nurse practitioners at an outpatient care facility shows how these medical professionals must endlessly multitask to fill gaps in the US social safety net. In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, a new focus on the essential work of nurses...
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Current History (2020) 119 (819): 251–257.
Published: 21 September 2020
...Linda J. Cook; Judy Twigg The COVID-19 pandemic has tested the preparedness of Russia’s public health system to respond to a nationwide crisis, and the ability of its broader welfare state to cushion the population against the economic impacts. This essay puts these developments in the context of...
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Current History (2020) 119 (819): 258–263.
Published: 21 September 2020
... migration labor Central Asia COVID-19 pandemic The COVID-19 pandemic has had an immediate and unprecedented impact on the everyday lives of Central Asian migrant workers in Russia. But their working and living conditions were dire well before the pandemic, due to ever-tightening immigration rules...
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Current History (2020) 119 (819): 282–284.
Published: 21 September 2020
... Regents of the University of California 2020 Belarus Alexander Lukashenko COVID-19 pandemic Chernobyl In Belarus, the COVID-19 pandemic was dismissed by the country’s president, Alexander Lukashenko, as a mere “psychosis” that can be fought off with regular meals or vodka, visits to the...
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Current History (2020) 119 (818): 203–209.
Published: 20 August 2020
...Katherine A. Mason China faced the arrival of COVID-19 armed with new infrastructure, tools, and personnel that it had developed as part of a nationwide overhaul of its public health system in the wake of the 2003 SARS epidemic. The country learned two major lessons from SARS: it needed to increase...
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Current History (2020) 119 (818): 210–216.
Published: 20 August 2020
... facilitating compliance rather than resorting to coercion, the approaches of Taiwan and South Korea to combating the COVID-19 pandemic succeeded. They provide replicable and repeatable models that can and should be emulated elsewhere. One could be tempted to conclude that the pandemic responses of Taiwan...
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Current History (2020) 119 (818): 217–221.
Published: 20 August 2020
... aging population, high population density, and broad use of public transportation systems. Yet it has managed to achieve strong COVID-19 outcomes, with far lower death rates than many other advanced industrial democracies. This article traces Japan's weak response and potential explanations for its...
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Current History (2020) 119 (818): 222–227.
Published: 20 August 2020
... critical building blocks for pushing ahead with multilateral and multisectoral initiatives to address common security challenges. The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed fissures in the international system. It has also intensified the US–China rivalry. These divisions will not be resolved soon. But ASEAN...