2020-04-15 11:57:28

War And Militarism Is Worsening Covid Crisis



Sonali Kolhatkar speaks with Khury Peterson-Smith.

With the United States becoming the hardest-hit nation from Covid-19, concern for how the rest of the world copes with the deadly pandemic is eclipsed. Sadly the spread of a dangerous disease has not undercut war and militarism and in fact the preexisting regional tensions and incidents of state violence have left myriad populations far more vulnerable to Covid-19 than they would have been.

Read Khury Petersen-Smith’s latest article ‘How Wars, Sanctions, and Militarism Made the Coronavirus Crisis Worse,’ HERE.

Khury Petersen-Smith, Middle East Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies. His latest piece in Foreign Policy in Focus is entitled, “Iran’s Not the Aggressor. The U.S. Is.”

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