Development

COVID-19 in the Central Asian Region: National Responses and Regional Implications

Gleason, Gregory, and Kuralay Baizakova. "COVID-19 in the Central Asian Region: National Responses and Regional Implications." Connections: The Quarterly Journal 19, no. 2 (2020): 101-114.

SARS-CoV-2, the virus which is responsible for the COVID-19 disease, emerged in China in late 2019 and in early 2020 began appearing in countries around the world. The Central Asian countries—Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan—lie midway between China and many of its trading partners in Europe and the Middle East.

The Pandemic in the Middle East and North Africa: Reflections on Current and Future Impacts

Weyland, Petra. "The Pandemic in the Middle East and North Africa: Reflections on Current and Future Impacts." Connections: The Quarterly Journal 19, no. 2 (2020): 89-99.

Introduction [1]

There is hardly any country in the world which has not been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. The situation in the US or South Korea shows that even the most affluent and stable countries in the Global North have not been spared, and are fighting to keep their populations safe and their economies functioning. If it is extremely challenging for the Global North to control the pandemic, countries in the Global South face an excruciating uphill struggle.

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