The Viral World

The Viral World

This series of articles and essays paint a wide, anthropological canvas that delves into the impact of the novel coronavirus on geopolitics, world trade, public health and policy, and socio-economic interactions. It shines a light on human behaviour, and our lives and livelihoods in broad strokes. The pandemic has overshadowed every global crisis—whether terrorism or hot wars, energy security or climate change—and will have lasting impacts on the attainability of sustainable development. The impact is international and domestic, global and local, on communities as well as on the individual.

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Pandemics Strike, Communities Respond

What Ghana Can Learn from Sierra Leone About Crisis Leadership - Casely Ato Coleman

Corona-Immunity as Resource and Opportunity for Emerging Markets - David Stadelmann, Reiner Eichenberger, Rainer Hegselmann, David Savage and Benno Torgler

Economic Vulnerabilities and Power Shifts in a Post-COVID-19 World - Dhruva Jaishankar

Doctors as Storytellers - Nikhila Natarajan

Bend it Like Kerala: How an Indian State is Holding its Own Against COVID-19 - Oommen C. Kurian

Coexisting with COVID-19: Saving Lives and the Economy - Samir Saran

A Viral Paradigm Shift

Measures to Address and Mitigate COVID-19 in OECD and BRICS Countries - Aleksandra Koval, Antonina Levashenko and Kirill Chernovol

Germany in the COVID-19 Crisis: More Robust than Other European Countries? - Heribert Dieter

The Future of International Cooperation in Times of Existential Crises - Jaimal Anand

Great Power Blame Game: The Ongoing War of Words Over COVID-19 - Melissa Conley Tyler and Tiffany Liu

Smaller South Asia: Competition for Influence Amid COVID-19 Response - Nilanthi Samaranayake

COVID-19: Reading the Tea Leaves in China - Vijay Gokhale

How to Fight a Common Battle Against COVID-19 in a Leaderless World - Xie Chao

Looking Back, Looking Forward

The World After COVID-19 - Amna Mirza

Technology in the Times of a Global Pandemic: Lessons from India - Arvind Gupta and Nipun Jain

The Pandemic in the Gulf: What it Portends for NRIs in the Region - Isaac John

Cohabiting with the Contagion: Lessons from History - Lakshmi Subramanian

Women Leaders are Doing Better in the COVID-19 Crises - Ravi Velloor