The Republican party is enabling President Donald Trump’s increasingly autocratic attitudes. Things have been getting worse after the impeachment trial, and that must not be forgotten in the Covid-19 crisis.
In response to Covid-19, policymakers must rise to a double challenge. They must do their best to protect the health of human beings and to safeguard the health of economies. International cooperation is indispensable. Nationalism is not helpful.
The Trump administration has concluded an agreement with the Taliban. It looks less like a peace deal than an arrangement to withdraw foreign troops and keep talking. Perhaps peace will be made, but failure still looks quite likely.
Mauritius is a very small country far away from China – and yet greatly affected by the coronavirus. So far, there have not been any cases of infection reported, but the economy will take a severe hit. Katja Dombrowski, a member of our team, is currently staying there with her family and reports.
Once again, many developing countries and emerging markets are struggling with worsening debt problems. Global warming is increasingly contributing to these problems, according to erlassjahr.de, the German non-governmental advocacy group. In a recent publication, it proposes debt relief for countries hit by environmental crisis.