Sunshine in the Abyss: COVID-19 Shakes International Politics


3 April 2020 – Francesca Grandi & Antonio Barroso – This week Abbey introduces us to two of her pals from London. Francesca has her fingers on the pulse of the UN response to COVID-19 and Antonio is a risk analyst guiding governments and businesses on how to address uncertainty in a time of ‘assumptions undone’. Unsurprisingly, the conversation plumbs the depths of terror and shock that accompany the crisis, but at the same time reveals some surprises about different groups and actors advocating for and achieving progressive change in these odd days.

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