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Preventing violent extremism during and after the COVID-19 pandemic

This article from the Brookings Institute, by Eric Rosand, Khalid Koser, and Lilla Schumicky-Logan is part of their ‘Order from Chaos’ series. While the world’s attention appropriately focuses on the health and economic impacts of COVID-19, the threat of violent extremism remains, and has in some circumstances been exacerbated during the crisis. The moment demands…

Turning back the Poverty Clock: How will COVID-19 impact the world’s poorest people?

In this Brookings article by Homi Kharas and Kristofer Hamel originally published in the Brookings Future Development series, they explain their logic for extreme global poverty rising by about 50 million people in 2020 but cautioning that this estimate remains in the middle of a wider range estimated by a team of World Bank economists.…

Asia Is Slowly Beginning to Reopen Travel. Here’s What the World Could Learn

This article by Hillary Leung, was originally published in Time in its Coronavirus Brief As the world struggles to reopen and establish a new post-coronavirus normal, global travel is likely to be the last activity to go back to business as usual. Every country and territory in the world has imposed travel restrictions of some…

Restarting national economies during coronavirus

This is the second article from Mckinsey & Company that explores measures to emerge from a lockdown strategy. In this article by Andres Cadena, Felipe Child, Fernando Ferrari-Haines, and Juan Franco, they explain the elements required for a selective lockdown approach to work: a fine-grained understanding of the virus’s spread in every part of a…

The unreal dichotomy in COVID-19 mortality between high-income and developing countries

In this article from the Brookings Institute, authors Philip Schellekens and Diego Sourrouille explore where the burden of mortality arising from COVID 19 will fall in the future. Here’s a striking statistic: Low-income and lower-middle income countries (LICs and LMICs) account for almost half of the global population but they make up only 2 percent…

India May 20: Vikram Singh Mehta, Chairman Brookings India, in conversation with Roddy Gow and Stewart Langdon about India in light of COVID19

Vikram Singh Mehta, Chairman Brookings India and Senior Fellow of the Brookings Institution, former CEO of Shell India with extensive experience of various petroleum majors in Europe and India speaks with Institute Chairman, Roddy Gow and Institute Board Member Stewart Langdon about political and economic issues facing India in light of COVID19 here: https://youtu.be/M2smivgeXU0 Lalcap…

The geopolitics of easing Covid lockdowns

As numerous countries gradually emerge from nearly two months of Covid-19 quarantines, many citizens will struggle to transition from lockdown limbo to the “new” normal and its accompanying realities. Political necessity, public pressure and economic survival demand the start of a re-opening process – and where reasonably possible, at a progressively elevated pace. However, the brutal…

Lockdown challenges – what evolution tells us about our need for personal space

Humans are intensely social creatures. We all need company and social contact. But for many of us, being at home for long periods with a small group of people – even those we love best – can become frustrating. One key to understanding why constant contact with our family feels so unusual comes from looking…

How data science can ease the COVID-19 pandemic

This article originally published by the Brookings Institute considers how data science and technology can help us endure the pandemic pending delivery of a vaccine. Social distancing and stay-at-home orders in the United States have slowed the infection rate of SARS-CoV-2, the pathogen that causes COVID-19. This has halted the immediate threat to the U.S.…