APRIL 6, 2020
In this edition of Comm(Unity), we bring you takes on U.S. leadership during a global pandemic – from a conversation on pandemic politics with Senator Chris Murphy to the competition heating up between the U.S. and China with Richard Fontaine. We also share some good news from Ghana. Enjoy!
On our third episode — Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy joins the Council to discuss pandemic politics and the role of global leadership in crisis, moderated by CEO, Megan Clark Torrey. Stream Now.
Listen to this All Things Considered NPR episode, ‘Pompeo Still Holds A Tough Stance Toward Iran, North Korea, Venezuela During Epidemic’, featuring our interview with Sen. Murphy
Weekly Article Roundup
Follow along with the CTWAC staff on this week’s article roundup:
Senator Chris Murphy argues why the U.S. government must prepare now for the next pandemic
Anticipation for the next global (and national) crisis is imperative
A global pandemic like the coronavirus should encourage cooperation, but Richard Fontaine argues the opposite.
Check out his argument piece for Foreign Policy
Brookings experts examine Argentina’s debt, the possibility of a “standstill’ agreement, and how to avoid a new Argentina default
Analysis by Miguel Kiguel and Eduardo Levy Yeyat
Al-Jazeera analyzes a recent deadly attack on a women’s prison in Yemen and whether it constitutes a war crime
Ali Younes reports on the ongoing crisis in Yemen
The Getty Museum has a creative challenge for current home-dwellers: recreate famous works of art using objects at home
BBC reports on these amateur art pieces – check out some of the best
Bassam, a Palestinian, and Rami, an Israeli, are connected through loss. Follow this fictional / non-fictional story, with their friendship at its heart.
Revisit a short story confronting the concept of infinity by globalist writer, Jorge Luis Borges, as read by Mohsin Hamid
CIA analyst Jack Ryan (John Krasinski) gets catapulted from his desk job into Europe and the Middle East in this thrilling series
Great for kids! For each correct answer, the UN World Food Programme donates funds to life-saving assistance around the world!
Trying to jump on the homemade bread wagon but can’t find yeast? This quick naan recipe doesn’t require yeast, eggs or kneading and only takes 30 minutes!
Global Good News
Check in next week for another CTWAC exclusive cartoon:
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