Coronavirus Knows No Borders

This series explores how COVID-19 is unfolding in countries like South Korea, Iran, Russia, and the United States and in regions like Latin America, West Africa, Southeast Asia, and Europe.

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EU: Strongly United for Health—Deeply Divided on the Economy

Lock-step solidarity during COVID-19 pandemic is challenged by policy questions within and "mask diplomacy" from abroad

Coronavirus in South Asia

Pakistan counts up, India locks down, Nepal and Bhutan close, Sri Lanka imposes curfews, and Bangladesh nears shutdown

Quarantined: Federalism in Action at Home and Abroad

Lessons from around the world on how national and subnational governments can cooperate in response to COVID-19

Coronavirus in the Middle East

A look at COVID-19 in seven countries, some fragile or failed, which illustrates many of the problems the region faces

Coronavirus in Latin America

How will the region cope with COVID-19 pressure on health care systems, weak economies, and unstable politics

Anticipating Coronavirus in West Africa

Interview with Nigeria CDC leader Chikwe Ihekweazu on outbreak detection, preparedness, response, and COVID-19 in Africa

The Big European Shut Down

COVID-19 pandemic reflects the EU’s powerlessness to act coherently on health matters—but it also reveals a path forward

Russia’s Not Ready for Coronavirus

Notwithstanding vigorous containment efforts and typical bluster, Russia faces a reckoning if COVID-19 cannot be stopped

Could Coronavirus Kill a Million Americans?

Plan for the worst but work for the best to limit spread, improve survival, and reduce the societal costs of COVID-19

Coronavirus in Iran—An Isolated Response?

As the COVID-19 crisis deepens, will Tehran wean itself off suspicions and collaborate in efforts to control the virus?

Africa is not Starting from Scratch on COVID-19

Success against coronavirus will require national leadership, engaged local responders, and strong cooperation with NGOs

Long-Term Impacts of Coronavirus in South Korea

Despite South Korea’s high capacity for response, COVID-19's spread may incite human, economic, and political disasters

Why is Southeast Asia Responding Differently to COVID-19?

Fundamental differences and objectives between nation states in Southeast Asia influence their responses to COVID-19