How does the G20 COVID-19 fiscal response compare to the Global Financial Crisis?

Last week the European Union agreed on a historic €750 billion stimulus package. This week Congress will negotiate the next round of relief for the US. Where does this fit into the global spending picture? Our new fiscal firepower heat map, updated through June, shows how G20 COVID-19 crisis spending now compares to the Global Financial Crisis. While nearly every country is spending significantly more than a decade ago, China is still spending less.

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Tue, Apr 14, 2020

A more coordinated global coronavirus response is needed, Turkish foreign minister argues

Çavuşoğlu cautioned that it is very possible that the pandemic ushers in a “world that is less open, less prosperous, and less free,” but he hoped that effective global leadership would allow the international community to grow stronger. The need for solidarity might even “force us into more multilateralism,” as governments pursue common solutions to the crisis. While many leaders continue to be singularly focused on the situations within their own borders, “we can only eradicate this threat through collective effort,” Çavuşoğlu said. “We must work together.”

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Coronavirus Economy & Business

Mon, Apr 13, 2020

War in peacetime: The state comes roaring back

The coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) has brought the state roaring back. As the virus has spread around the world, state control over all aspects of life is now well accepted—just as in a wartime economy—except this time the enemy is an invisible, silent killer disease.

New Atlanticist by Ajay Chhibber

Coronavirus G20
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Thu, Apr 9, 2020

5G’s geopolitics solvable by improving routing protocols against modern threats

Having performed a deeper dive over the last few months into the issues surrounding 5G, the GeoTech Center proposes to world policymakers that the geopolitical tensions associated with 5G, as well as other geopolitical cybersecurity-related concerns, can be solved by improving routing protocols against modern threats.

GeoTech Cues by David Bray, PhD

Economy & Business G20
gtc network of green and red nodes

Mon, Apr 6, 2020

We can build an immune system for the planet

Our approaches for pathogen detection and antigen development are too slow. Using high-speed computers, biosensors, and the Internet, we can universalize and automate the process such that we can automatically sense an abnormal pathogen and immediately start synthesizing in a computer’s memory techniques to mitigate it. Once an abnormal pathogen is detected, we can automate the antigen development to have a solution ready much faster for possible use than conventional means. Together, we can build an auto-immune system for the planet.

GeoTech Cues by David Bray, PhD

Coronavirus Economy & Business
gtc food empty shelves

Mon, Mar 30, 2020

Getting ahead of the crisis: Global food security during COVID-19

Much has been written about the economic consequences of lockdown policies; less attention, however, has been paid to emerging issues like food security in the age of a global pandemic. A topic that is certainly a crucial issue because COVID-19 is also a crisis of logistics – whether it is with regard to necessary medical equipment, labor availability, or food supplies.

GeoTech Cues by Sara-Jayne Terp

Civil Society Coronavirus

Sat, Mar 28, 2020

COVID-19’s next target: fragile states and emerging markets

Developed countries – even as they act to save themselves – must shift far greater public health and economic attention to fragile states and emerging markets, where the hit from the virus is likely to be far more devastating, destabilizing, and enduring.

Inflection Points by Frederick Kempe

Coronavirus Crisis Management

Sun, Mar 22, 2020

What the G20 needs to do to combat the global coronavirus economic crisis

The stakes for the upcoming G20 virtual summit are quite high. Either it succeeds in presenting a plausible global approach to deal with the pandemic and its impact, thus stabilizing public confidence and financial markets, or it can leave the world rudderless in the storm.

New Atlanticist by Hung Tran

Coronavirus G20

Mon, Mar 2, 2020

COVID-19 can trigger a global economic crisis: Time for the G20 to act

As the novel coronavirus crisis builds and threatens a global economic recession, and the need for global cooperation is most acute, it remains to be seen if world leaders can step up and provide effective leadership to mitigate the risk. Judging by the bickering and mistrust displayed in the past two months, it may take a while for such cooperation to materialize.

New Atlanticist by Hung Tran

China Coronavirus

Tue, Jul 2, 2019

The G20 turns into G19+1

The Osaka Summit shows that the international community struggles to cope with the challenges represented by China’s state capitalism and US unilateralism.

New Atlanticist by Hung Tran

China Economy & Business

Fri, Jun 28, 2019

Bryza joins A News to discuss the 2019 G20 Osaka Summit

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