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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
... the pandemic have outweighed the immediate danger of infection and illness. At the global level, the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed not only the fragility of public health capacity, but also the persistence of systemic social inequalities. Both North America and Europe, with...
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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
... poverty. The coronavirus pandemic threatens to send tens of millions of people around the world below the poverty line. Some countries are especially unprepared to protect their people from health and economic shocks. They should focus on reforms to improve access to health care, secure work, and...
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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
... pandemic—US policymakers opted for pragmatism rather than adherence to the old formula, which appears increasingly inadequate to cope with current governance challenges. © 2020 by The Regents of the University of California 2020 COVID-19 pandemic governance US politics 9/11 global financial...
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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
... sentiment. Steadily tightening immigration rules have forced many foreign workers into the informal economy, where they are vulnerable to exploitation. The pandemic and accompanying lockdowns have only added to their difficulties. © 2020 by The Regents of the University of California 2020 Russia...
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Current History (2020) 119 (819): 282–284.
Published: 21 September 2020
...David R. Marples The long-ruling president has manipulated World War II history and downplayed the lasting effects of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. His similarly dismissive approach to the pandemic provided a spark for an unprecedented election challenge and popular resistance. © 2020 by The...
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Current History (2020) 119 (818): 203–209.
Published: 20 August 2020
..., however, and ultimately they failed to prevent a catastrophic pandemic. “By the time COVID-19 arrived…China’s public health system had been remade from the bottom up.” On December 30, 2019, Li Wenliang, a 33-year-old ophthalmologist at Wuhan Central Hospital, sent a...
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Current History (2020) 119 (818): 210–216.
Published: 20 August 2020
.... In other countries where strict lockdowns had to be imposed because of community spread of the virus, the pandemic imposed enormous social, economic, and ultimately political costs. For economies around the world that were shut down, recovery is still a distant goal. In many countries, unemployment...
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Current History (2020) 119 (818): 217–221.
Published: 20 August 2020
...Daniel P. Aldrich; Toshiaki Yoshida While a number of nations have used high-tech surveillance, mass testing, contact tracing, and draconian stay-at-home laws to manage the ongoing pandemic, Japan’s official response has been less energetic. The country also faces tremendous challenges with an...
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Current History (2020) 119 (818): 222–227.
Published: 20 August 2020
...Mely Caballero-Anthony A tradition of multilateral cooperation among the member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has helped the region effectively respond to the coronavirus pandemic and curtail its spread, after early missteps by some governments. While some nations...