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Middle East: How Refugees, Shantytowns and Sanctions Imperil Global Public Health

Syria’s announcement of its first COVID-19 case highlights the public health threat posed by war zones that produce millions of refugees and displaced persons.

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Social Distancing and the End of the Human Race

We were once concerned that robots might replace and displace humans. The much greater risk is that humans will become robots. No emotion. No love. No shared laughter. No shared tears.

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Coronavirus and the World Economy: What to Expect?

An unprecedented economic policy response to an extreme medical emergency.

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Country Focus: Italy

A collection of features from our archives exploring Italy’s politics, history, economy and culture.

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The Globalist Culinary Tour: Italy

This week, The Globalist Culinary Tour explores the food and culture of Italy.

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Italy: Libya’s Former Colonial Master

Did years of painful colonial rule by the Italians shape Libya’s relationship with the West today?

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Erdogan, Desperado and Constant Provocateur

Nothing seemed to stop Erdogan’s provocations on Europe’s eastern flank — until he met his match. The big losers are the Turkish people.

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Merkel vs. Bertolt Brecht: The Coronavirus and the Three Penny Opera

In her management of the Coronavirus crisis, Angela Merkel is making a big bet against the German playwright Bertolt Brecht and his “Three Penny Opera.”

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Coronavirus: What Does Merkel Know That Macron Doesn’t?

Angela Merkel is acting – though definitely not looking – like a flower power girl from California. Focused on consensus, not leadership, she believes in human goodness.

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The Deglobalization Virus?

The coronavirus crisis has become the third great globalization shock of this still relatively new century — after the 9/11 attacks in 2001 and the fall of Lehman Brothers in September 2008.

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