The Geopolitics of the
Coronavirus Pandemic

The outbreak has never been strictly a medical crisis. It is also an economic and social crisis, the geopolitical ramifications from which will grow starker as governments struggle, however successfully, to ensure the safety of their countries and the people who live there.


Modeling the US Reaction to the Coronavirus

There are four distinct processes at work in every country, but each nation’s response must be understood on its own terms.

The Beginning of Social Dysfunction

The only medical solution to the coronavirus outbreak has created an unsustainable social crisis.

Medical, Economic, Social, Military: The State of Play

We are only at the beginning of the social revolt. For many, the pressure of the system will inevitably overwhelm the fear of death.

Recent Analysis: Covid19

Continue to the category

From a COVID-19 Recession to COVID-19 Depression?

It’s been roughly five months since COVID-19 lockdown measures were first put in place. That means that come September, we will have gone two...

Daily Memo: The EU Deadlock Breaks

The deadlock breaks. After three days of intense negotiations – which comprised the second-longest summit in European Council history – the European Union finally...

The Geopolitical Importance of the WHO

In 1958, the Soviet Union proposed a global effort to eradicate smallpox, a disease that kills roughly a third of those it infects, including...

Get FREE 30 days + China 2020: Economics, Pandemics, Military and Trade with an annual subscription to Geopolitical Futures

Four Coronavirus Lessons That We Will (or Won’t) Learn

How would we respond differently if another outbreak happened?

George Friedman on Deep Dish: The 2020s and the Rebuilding of America

Geopolitical forecaster George Friedman predicts the 2020s will be a decade of storm and strain for the United States, followed by a period of prosperity. He joins The Chicago Council on Global Affairs’ Deep Dish podcast to examine the institutional and socioeconomic cycles of upheaval that have rebuilt and reinvented American life in the past and explains why he’s still optimistic about the future.

Visual Aids to Coronavirus

Status of Coronavirus Lockdowns

Coronavirus Opinion Polls in Selected Countries

COVID-19: Outliers that are limiting the spread

Fiscal Measures to Combat Coronavirus

Unemployment Claims Filed Weekly Since Jan. 7, 2006

Turkey's COVID-19 Infection Rate: Rising at Record Rates

Flattening the Curve

Free Special Report


Get FREE 30 days + China 2020: Economics, Pandemics, Military and Trade with an annual subscription to Geopolitical Futures