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Coronavirus: The second wave? [What Think Tanks are thinking]

Written by Marcin Grajewski,

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Since the end of the holiday season, the rate of Covid-19 infection has increased to levels now unseen since their peak in April 2020. Many cities, regions and now countries, have had to reinforce preventive measures. An increasing number of governments around the world already face a dilemma over whether or not to return to strict confinement, which would further cripple their economies. In this context, this year’s UN General Assembly, witnessed a bizarre digital stand-off between the Presidents of the United State and China, as they compete respectively for domestic and global approval of their handling of the pandemic.

This note offers links to recent commentaries and reports from international think tanks on coronavirus and related issues. Earlier publications on the coronavirus can be found in the previous item in this series, published by EPRS on 4 September 2020.

Europe and the Covid-19 crisis
Centre for European Policy Studies, September 2020

How Brussels sees the future of Europe after Covid-19
European Policy Centre, September 2020

How countries are holding elections during the Covid-19 pandemic
Council on Foreign Relations, September 2020

Protectionism is the wrong answer to Corona: Globalization increases prosperity
Bertelsmann Stiftung, September 2020

EU law in the time of Covid-19
European Policy Centre, September 2020

Employment and Covid-19
Bruegel, September 2020

Trade in pandemic time
Institut Jacques Delors, September 2020

A framework for evaluating approaches to symptom-screening in the workplace during the Covid-19 pandemic
Rand Corporation, September 2020

Covid-19: À bas la mondialisation, vive l’Europe ?
Institut français des relations internationales, September 2020

Géopolitique du Covid-19: Les analyses de l’Ifri
Institut français des relations internationales, September 2020

A New U.S. foreign policy for the post-pandemic landscape
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, September 2020

Algorithmic systems in the coronavirus pandemic
Bertelsmann Stiftung, September 2020

Russia after the Coronavirus crisis
German Marshall Fund, September 2020

After the pandemic: A view from the United States
Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik

Just how do deaths due to Covid-19 stack up?
Council on Foreign Relations, September 2020

Ten facts about Covid-19 and the U.S. economy
Brookings Institution, September 2020

How the Netherlands can choose opt-outs from the EU coronavirus recovery fund
Cligendael, September 2020

Why the Covid-19 response needs international relations
Chatham House, September 2020

The pandemic as a test for the European asylum system
Istituto per gli Studi di Politica Internazionale, September 2020

Migration in a post-pandemic world
Istituto per gli Studi di Politica Internazionale, September 2020

Is development aid a victim of the EU budget deal?
Centre for European Reform, September 2020

Rebondir face au Covid-19: Neuf idées efficaces en faveur de l’emploi
Institut Montaigne, September 2020

Politics is wrecking America’s pandemic response
Brookings Institution, September 2020

The Covid-19 gender gap: How women’s experience and expertise will drive economic recovery
Chatham House, September 2020

Covid-19 exposes the fragility of Central Asia
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, September 2020

From survival to revival: How to help small businesses through the Covid-19 crisis
Brookings Institution, September 2020

New data shows small businesses in communities of color had unequal access to federal Covid-19 relief
Brookings Institution, September 2020

The consequence of Covid-19: How the United States moved from security provider to security consumer
Chatham House, September 2020

Is Covid-19 the end of US hegemony? Public bads, leadership failures and monetary hegemony
Chatham House, September 2020

Covid-19 et immigration: Le grand laisser-faire européen
Confrontations Europe, September 2020

Covid-19 in Palestine: A pandemic in the face of ‘settler colonial erasure’
Instituto Affari Internazionli, September 2020

Health partnerships: Views from East and West
Friends of Europe, September 2020

Connectivity in post-Covid-19 Eurasia
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Auswärtige Politik, September 2020

How courageous schools partnering with local communities can overcome digital inequalities during Covid-19
Brookings Institution, September 2020

Orbán’s pandemic authoritarian grab
Heinrich Böll Stiftung, August 2020

Lutte contre le coronavirus: l’Uruguay, pays modèle en Amérique latine?
Fondation Jean Jaurès, September 2020

What is the world doing to create a Covid-19 vaccine?
Council on Foreign Relations, August 2020

La Covid-19 aura réussi à contaminer la Commission européenne
Egmont, August 2020

Consequences of Covid-19 in ASEAN states
Polish Institute of International Affairs, August 2020

Social media platforms need to flatten the curve of dangerous misinformation
Heinrich Böll Stiftung, August 2020


Read this briefing on ‘Coronavirus: The second wave?‘ in the Think Tank pages of the European Parliament.

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