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coronomics

Coronomics: ordinary remedies won’t be enough for a surreal crash

April 1, 2020 11:17 pm

The economic crystal ball has never seemed murkier

pakistan

Islamists are frustrating Pakistan’s fight against coronavirus

April 1, 2020 9:53 am

The state’s failure to control the mosques is rooted in decades of the mosques successfully controlling the state

spain italy eu

Spain and Italy have been abandoned by the EU

April 1, 2020 9:41 am

‘If what you’re waiting for is coronabonds, they’re never going to arrive’

tokyo

Did the people of Tokyo ever really want the Olympics anyway?

March 31, 2020 1:43 pm

The Japanese are a very polite people, and disinclined to express their true feelings in public

china

Beware China’s masked diplomacy

March 31, 2020 1:14 pm

From Confucius to confusing us: disinformation with a Chinese twist

experts

Yes, we need experts. But let’s not politicize expertise

March 31, 2020 12:19 pm

Their expertise lies in science. But how to respond their advice? That’s for politicians to decide — and for democracies to question

french

Macron’s updated coronavirus statistics will test French morale

March 31, 2020 11:57 am

Napoleon thought that ‘in war, moral power is to physical as three parts out of four’

jews

Why are Britain’s Jews being so hard hit by coronavirus?

March 31, 2020 11:32 am

We could simply be unlucky

taiwan

The best message the State Department could send Beijing and the WHO

March 30, 2020 5:25 pm

Time to officially recognize Taiwan

parliamentary

Whatever happened to parliamentary democracy?

March 30, 2020 1:03 pm

A national emergency ought to be a moment to strengthen democracy not dispense with it

spain

Spain faces a political reckoning after its coronavirus crisis

March 30, 2020 12:41 pm

As the death toll mounts, Pedro Sánchez’s handling of the crisis has brought bitter protests

germany

Germany may never be the same after coronavirus

March 30, 2020 12:24 pm

At breathtaking speed, rights that have been fought for centuries are being overturned

france

Is France being pushed to breaking point?

March 30, 2020 11:58 am

The school term officially ends this Friday and psychologically this will test the resolve of the country

together

Why the coronavirus crisis is likely to bring Europe together

March 30, 2020 9:56 am

History offers a measure of hope in these dark times

uk

UK coronavirus cases slowing, key adviser reveals

March 30, 2020 8:59 am

Britain may be further along the epidemic curve than some had feared

norway

Why is Norway so accepting of losing civil liberties?

March 29, 2020 4:14 pm

Many are willing to jettison democratic principles at the altar of combatting the pandemic

covid deaths

How to understand — and report — figures for ‘COVID deaths’

March 29, 2020 3:34 pm

Nuance is crucial — not just in understanding the disease, but for understanding the burden it might place on health services in coming days

france

Can we trust France’s coronavirus casualty count?

March 29, 2020 3:08 pm

Not all states are carrying out the same number of tests per million people

macron merkel

‘Germany will pay!’ is Macron’s coronavirus mantra

March 27, 2020 12:40 pm

Without the weight and prestige of the northern states corona bonds will not go ahead

climate crisis

What does coronavirus mean for the climate ‘crisis’?

March 27, 2020 12:25 pm

It will be interesting to see what happens to environmentalism if and when the pandemic passes

coronavirus

Israel’s draconian lockdown isn’t doing enough to stop coronavirus

March 27, 2020 12:00 pm

Jerusalem now seems like a ghost town

boris johnson

What does Boris Johnson’s coronavirus diagnosis mean for the UK government?

March 27, 2020 11:47 am

The British PM will still lead the government response — be it from the safety of his own residence

britain

How will the ‘war’ on coronavirus change Britain?

March 26, 2020 2:55 pm

Boris Johnson has railed against the ‘nanny state’, yet he now finds himself ordering people to stay in their houses

covid-19

How deadly is the coronavirus? It’s still far from clear

March 26, 2020 9:42 am

There is room for different interpretations of the data

virus

Fear, guilt and the virus

March 25, 2020 3:01 pm

At last we are living the danger that our grandparents lived and are not their inferiors