COVID-19 and the global response to the pandemic is impacting multiple dimensions of human life, and producing its own set of new realities for Middle Eastern states and societies. Through CIRS Online Briefs, invited scholars and experts are weighing in on some of the important questions around how this health crisis is shaping social, cultural, economic, and political dynamics in the region and beyond.
- Online Brief 15: What can the Theory and Philosophy of Climate Change Teach us about COVID-19? by Victoria Googasian, August 24, 2020.
- Online Brief 14: Asymmetric impact of COVID-19 on employment in the GCC by Bilal Tahir and Misba Bhatti, August 11, 2020.
- Online Brief 13: COVID-19 and the Erosion of Europe’s Asylum System by Amanda Garrett, July 26, 2020.
- Online Brief 12: How the U.S. Failed to Contain COVID-19 by Mark J. Rozell and Clyde Wilcox, July 9, 2020.
- Online Brief 11: GCC Museums Display their Digital Selves during the Coronavirus Pandemic by Suzi Mirgani.
- Online Brief 10: How GCC Countries Can Address Looming Fiscal Challenges by Nader Kabbani.
- Online Brief 9: Air Pollution and COVID-19 in the GCC and the Middle East by Katharine Duderstadt and Jeannie Sowers.
- Online Brief 8: Logistics and Supply Chain Management Amid COVID-19: Qatar as a Strategic Hub by Frank Himpel.
- Online Brief 7: Overcoming Isolation: Migrants, Connectivity, and Covid-19 in Qatar by Irene Promodh and Zahra Babar.
- Online Brief 6: Covid-19 in the Gulf and the Education 2030 Agenda: Learning from Crisis by Caitlin Sparks.
- Online Brief 5: What the United States must Learn From Taiwan by Max Oidtmann.
- Online Brief 4: Things Fall Apart: COVID-19 and Religious Assemblies in Qatar by Akintunde E. Akinade.
- Online Brief 3: Impact of COVID on Family Matters in the Gulf by Elizabeth Wanucha.
- Online Brief 2: COVID Restrictions and Sectarian Tensions in the Middle East by Misba Bhatti.
- Online Brief 1: The COVID-19 Pandemic in the GCC: Underlying Vulnerabilities for Migrant Workers by Zahra Babar.