Global and Historical Perspectives: COVID-19

Disparities and Diseases in Global Context

Kalyani Ramnath, "Temporary," Visualizing Climate and Loss  

Amir A. Afhami, "Pandemics Ravaged Iran Long before the Coronavirus," Foreign Affairs (March 2, 2020) 

Amir A. Afhami, "Why Iran Is Such a Coronavirus Threat," (March 3, 2020) 

Michael Young, "Politics and the Pandemic," Diwan (March 16, 2020) 

Donna Honarpisheh, "For Iranians, Coronavirus Quarantine Not That Novel," Jadaliyya (March 20, 2020) 

Debjani Bhattacharyya and Banu Subramaniam, "Technofascism in India," n+1 Magazine (May 13, 2020) 

Jennifer Hart, "Workers at the Economic Margins Bear COVID-19's Costs Globally," The Washington Post (July 15, 2020)

P. Wenzel Geissler and Ruth J. Prince, "Layers of Epidemy: Present Pasts during the First Weeks of COVID-19 in Western Kenya," Centaurus (July 27, 2020)  

Videos and Podcasts:

"Virtual Policy Forum Iran's Coronavirus Crisis Implications for U.S. Policy," The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, (April 13, 2020)

"Another Conversation with Amir Afkhami—COVID-19 Edition," talk iran (April 18, 2020) 

"What lessons can the history of Ebola in West Africa offer as we face the COVID-19 pandemic?" Ask a Historian (May 11, 2020) 

Comparative Public Health Responses

Gregg A. Brazinsky, "South Korea is winning the fight against covid-19. The U.S. is failing," The Washington Post (April 10, 2020) 

Joelle M. Abi-Rached and Ishac Diwan, "In poor countries, focus on protecting the elderly from Covid-19," Medium (April 10, 2020) 

Joelle M. Abi-Rached and Ishac Diwan, "Killer lockdowns," Economic Research Forum (April 21, 2020) 

Joelle M. Abi-Rached and Ishac Diwan, "Lebanon: Managing Covid-19 in the Time of Revolution," Arab Reform Initiative (May 7, 2020) 

Amir A. Afkhami, "Iran's strategy for fighting covid-19 could backfire," The Washington Post (May 27, 2020) 

Angela Ki Che Leung, "Chinese State and Society in Epidemic Governance: A Historical Perspective," Centaurus (July 27, 2020)

Florence Bretelle-Establet, "Science, Demons, and Gods in the Battle against the COVID-19 Epidemic," Centaurus (July 27, 2020) Frédéric Keck, "Asian Tigers and the Chinese Dragon: Competition and Collaboration between Sentinels of Pandemics from SARS to COVID-19," Centaurus (July 27, 2020)

Videos and Podcasts:

"On the Front Lines: How Public Health Systems are Confronting the Covid19 Crisis in the Middle East," Middle East Institute, (April 16, 2020)

Robert Peckham, "War of the Worlds: Covid-19 and Pandemic Belligerence," Items (August 13, 2020)  

Environment and Disease

Laura J. Martin, "The Coronavirus and Climate Action," Observations (April 10, 2020)

Kalyani Ramnath, "Temporary," Visualizing Climate and Loss (2020)  

Videos and Podcasts:

Joelle Abi-Rached, A. Taylor Brand, Christopher Rose, Seçil Yilmaz, and the Environment Page Editors, "Middle East History in the Time of COVID-19: A Roundtable on Disease, Environment, and Medicine," Jadaliyya (June 9, 2020)  

Health and Human Rights

Katharine R. Peeler and Scott H. Podosky, "COVID-19, Asylum, and False Binaries of Detention," Health and Human Rights Journal (June 9, 2020)  

Globalization and Disease

Andrew Liu, "'Chines Virus' World Market," n+1 Magazine (March 20, 2020)

Monica H. Green, "Emerging Diseases, Re-Emerging Histories," Centaurus (July 27, 2020)