COVID-19, Debt, and Strategic Competition

By |2020-04-20T09:07:11-10:00April 20th, 2020|Categories: Faculty Articles, Oehlers, Journal|Tags: , , , , |

“COVID-19, Debt, and Strategic Competition,” is a new paper authored by Dr. Alfred Oehlers for Security Nexus. In this paper, Oehlers states that “The current pandemic-induced economic crisis presents a unique opportunity for the United States and like-minded partners to reverse the gains China has made through its debt-led approach to acquire economic and political leverage. By addressing the debt challenges increasingly faced by some developing countries, the financial leverage China holds over any of these can be weakened significantly. Additionally, a multilateral response to the debt challenge grounded on current international rules-based norms, principles, and institutions, will counter Chinese intentions [...]

COVID-19 Lockdown Easing and Restricting Color Framework for Local Government

By |2020-04-17T13:58:08-10:00April 17th, 2020|Categories: Faculty Articles, Canyon, Journal|Tags: , , |

“COVID-19 Lockdown Easing and Restricting Color Framework for Local Government,” is a new paper co-authored by Dr. Deon Canyon for Security Nexus. In this paper, Canyon states that “All indications are that many local government areas around the world will experience an extended period of COVID-19 risks and protective measures. The threat imposed by the pandemic demands a systematic approach for restricting and easing a state of lockdown that balances public health, societal, and economic needs. As is typical in a complex crisis, there are no off-the-shelf solutions, and everyone is experimenting and observing others to identify optimal responses regardless of [...]