Editorial, Opinion Pieces Discuss COVID-19 Pandemic, Response

Washington Post: Clarity is essential amid this pandemic, yet the Trump administration sends mixed messages
Editorial Board (4/6).

The Atlantic: The 9/11 Era Is Over
Ben Rhodes, former deputy national security adviser to Barack Obama (4/6).

Bloomberg: Coronavirus Is Killing Lopez Obrador’s Big Plans for Mexico
Shannon K. O’Neil, senior fellow for Latin America Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations (4/6).

Defense One: National Security in the Age of Pandemics
Gregory D. Koblentz, associate professor and director of the Biodefense Graduate Program at George Mason University’s Schar School of Policy and Government and member of the Scientists Working Group on Biological and Chemical Security at the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, and Michael Hunzeker, assistant professor at George Mason University’s Schar School of Policy and Government and associate director of the Center for Security Policy Studies (4/3).

Devex: Opinion: What is the role of innovation in COVID-19 response?
David Milestone, former acting director of USAID’s Center for Innovation and Impact (4/7).

Forbes: Can We Reimagine Global Health In The Post-Pandemic World?
Madhukar Pai, Canada research chair of epidemiology and global health, director of global health, and director of the McGill International Tuberculosis Centre at McGill University (4/6).

Foreign Affairs: The Pandemic Will Accelerate History Rather Than Reshape It
Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations (4/7).

Foreign Policy: The Coronavirus Will Cause New Crises in Latin America
Michael Albertus, associate professor of political science at the University of Chicago (4/6).

Foreign Policy: Could the Pandemic Ease U.S.-China Tensions?
Wendy Cutler, vice president at the Asia Society Policy Institute and managing director of the Washington office, and Daniel Russel, vice president for international security and diplomacy at the Asia Society Policy Institute (4/6).

Globe and Mail: The only exit from this pandemic is through science. We must fund it
Jeremy Farrar, director of Wellcome (4/6).

The Guardian: World must combat looming debt meltdown in developing countries
Joseph E. Stiglitz, Nobel laureate in economics, university professor at Columbia University, and chief economist at the Roosevelt Institute (4/7).

The Hill: As COVID-19 spreads, ending U.S. support for the Saudi war in Yemen is vital
Bonnie Kristian, fellow at Defense Priorities and contributing editor at The Week (4/6).

The Hill: China’s role in the coronavirus crisis
Rep. Ted S. Yoho (R-Fla.), ranking member of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee for Asia, the Pacific, and Non-Proliferation (4/6).

IPS: Diverse Voices Should Be Represented in Coronavirus Experts on TV
Esther Ngumbi, assistant professor in the Entomology Department and African American Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and senior food security fellow with the Aspen Institute (4/6).

New York Times: This Won’t End for Anyone Until It Ends for Everyone
Samantha Power, former U.S. ambassador to the U.N. (4/7).

NPR: Opinion: The Coronavirus Crisis Presents An Opportunity To End War In Ukraine
William B. Taylor, vice president of Strategic Stability and Security at the United States Institute of Peace; Steven Pifer, William Perry research fellow at Stanford University; and John Herbst, director of the Eurasia Center at the Atlantic Council (4/6).

Project Syndicate: A Letter to G20 Governments
Erik Berglöf, director of the Institute of Global Affairs at the London School of Economics and Political Science; Gordon Brown, United Nations special envoy for Global Education, chair of the International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity, and chair of the Advisory Board of the Catalyst Foundation; and Jeremy Farrar, director of Wellcome (4/6).

Project Syndicate: Now or Never for Global Leadership on COVID-19
Gordon Brown, United Nations special envoy for global education, chair of the International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity, and chair of the Advisory Board of the Catalyst Foundation; Erik Berglöf, director of the Institute of Global Affairs at the London School of Economics and Political Science; and Jeremy Farrar, director of Wellcome (4/7).

Project Syndicate: At War With a Virus
Richard N. Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations (4/6).

Project Syndicate: When Will the Pandemic Cure Be Worse Than the Disease?
Peter Singer, professor of bioethics at Princeton University and founder of The Life You Can Save, and Michael Plant, post-doctoral research fellow at the Wellbeing Research Centre at Oxford and director of the Happier Lives Institute (4/6).

Scientific American: When Can We Lift the Coronavirus Pandemic Restrictions? Not Before Taking These Steps
Tom Inglesby, director of the Center for Health Security at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (4/6).

STAT: The U.S. gets a D- in the coronavirus fight. That stands for ‘disorganization,’ and it’s fixable
Matthew Herper, senior writer for medicine at STAT (4/7).

Washington Post: Coronavirus presents a crisis for Africa. We have a duty to help
Michael Gerson, nationally syndicated columnist (4/6).

Washington Post: Bolsonaro may be the world’s coronavirus skeptic in chief
Ishaan Tharoor, foreign affairs reporter at the Washington Post (4/7).

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