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  • Cliffe: COVID-19 Bio-surveillance Measures May Threaten Freedom

    April 01, 2020

    Writing in NewStatesmanAmerica, Jeremy Cliffe explains whey the creation and distribution of bio-surveillance power in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic should be the primary concern of the friends of democracy and civil liberties.

  • Cheeseman: The Coronavirus Could Topple Governments Around the World

    April 01, 2020

    Writing in Foreign Policy, Nic Cheeseman, professor of democracy and international development at the University of Birmingham, opines that the COVID-19 pandemic may have severe governance consequences in countries where political institutions are relatively weak and where the illness or death of a leader has been known to generate the kind of power vacuum that might inspire rival leaders, opposition parties, or the military to launch a power grab.

  • Carpenter: Preventing Liberty from Becoming a Coronavirus Fatality

    April 01, 2020

    In a recent commentary, Ted Carpenter, Senior Fellow for Defense and Foreign Policy Studies at the Cato Institute, explains how collective public panic about the COVID-19 pandemic creates the danger that government measures designed to deal with the outbreak may lead to enormous collateral damage to the freedoms that Americans take for granted.

  • Pompeo: China, Russia, Iran are Spreading Disinformation about Coronavirus

    March 24, 2020

    U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has accused China, Russia and Iran of carrying out disinformation campaigns relating to the coronavirus pandemic, in what is an apparent effort to sow fear and confusion.

  • Kampmark: COVID-19 is Resulting in a Pandemic Surveillance State

    March 24, 2020

    Writing in International Policy Digest, Binoy Kampmark explains how, during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, epidemiologists are at the forefront of a new surveillance push, marked by a fierce boom in surveillance technologies dedicated to monitoring whole populations taking place.

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