Political Economy of a Pandemic

China’s Hostage Diplomacy

As the COVID-19 crisis continues, policy makers wonder what sort of world we shall inherit once it’s over. There is no doubt we should...

Quarantine and/or Geopolitical Checkmate?

The COVID-19 pandemic is not yet over and the magnitude of the economic crisis resulting from the confinement measures that States had to adopt...

The China Hunt

The ongoing debate on the coronavirus crisis is bound to include an investigation into the causes of the pandemic and all factors that played...

The West Must Stand Confident and United Against the Chinese Threat

With great power comes great responsibility. No government on Earth have established a stronger and more totalitarian control over its society than the Chinese...

The Black Swan of 2020

According to the United Nations, Covid-19 has cost the global economy $50 billion in just exports in February alone. A recent Bloomberg estimate sees...

Reimagining History’s Path

In Laurent Binet’s latest alternate history novel, Civilizations, pandemics are used as a device that propel the narrative forward. It is antibodies that allow...

The Other Half

Writing this on my laptop in the comfort of my living room, my challenges in this bizarre age of lockdown have nothing to do...

The Great Lockdown: A Glimpse of a More Sustainable Future?

We all feel (or have felt) frustration at the interruption of our regular work routine, our chosen leisure pursuits, our social round, our holiday...

What are the Geo-Economic Impacts of the Coronavirus Crisis?

Most people have heard of the Black Death, a pandemic that killed a third of Europe’s population in the 14th century, and entire treatises...

Going Viral: COVID-19’s Harsh Lessons

When the history of COVID-19 is written, its authors will not only judge the process of contagion, mortality rates and economic paralyses; they will...