A Topical Index of COVID-19 Articles on Just Security

Editor’s Note: This topical index will be updated as new articles are published. Last updated Oct. 16. 

ONLINE RESOURCE: TIMELINE

Ryan Goodman and Danielle Schulkin, Timeline of the Coronavirus Pandemic and U.S. Response (launched Apr. 13, continually updated)

PUBLIC HEALTH AND RESOURCES

  1. Alexis Blane, Consequences of Federal Failure: Lessons from New York City in the Pandemic (Oct. 6)
  2. Joia Mukherjee, Global Health is National Security (Sept. 30)
  3. Ryan Zamarripa, Mass Job Losses and Other Economic Costs of President Trump’s Inaction on Coronavirus (Sept. 15)
  4. Eden Lapidor, Out of the Spotlight: COVID-19 and the Global South (July 23)
  5. Anna Diakun, Redactions in CDC Communications Policies Leave Key Questions Unanswered (June 12)
  6. Harold Hongju Koh, Trump’s Empty “Withdrawal” from the World Health Organization (May 30)
  7. Jeremy Konyndyk, Kevin O’Connell and Dylan George, To Fix the COVID-19 Testing Gap, Take a Lesson from GM (or the Pentagon) (May 21)
  8. Liz Grant, Yina Lizeth Garcia-Lopez and Christine Bell, COVID-19 and Health Systems: Responding to Unpredictable Predictability (May 13)
  9. Samuel Bagenstos, Accommodating Medical Professionals with Pre-Existing Health Conditions in the Coronavirus Pandemic (May 7)
  10. Pablo Arrocha Olabuenaga and Ambassador H.E. Juan Ramón de la Fuente, Mexico’s Initiative to Ensure Global Access to Medicines, Vaccines and Medical Equipment to Face COVID19 (April 29)
  11. Lauren Sarkesian, As the U.S. Risks Reopening for Business, Technology Alone Won’t Stop the Coronavirus (April 29)
  12. Jared Lebrun, Trump Faces Off With the WHO: Sorting Through the Allegations (April 24)
  13. Peter Poullos, Healthcare Workers with Chronic Illness on Coronavirus Frontlines: The Need for Accommodations (April 20)
  14. Andrew Koppelman and Steven Lubet, Is the Roberts Court Going to Let Coronavirus Kill Us? (April 17)
  15. David Fidler, An Abuse of Presidential Authority and American Power: Halting U.S. Funding for the World Health Organization (April 15)
  16. Andras Vamos-Goldman, When International Dysfunctionality Really Matters: Is a coordinated global response to COVID-19 possible? How could it be kick-started? (April 15)
  17. Nikita Lalwani and Rachel Brown, Contingency Planning: Conducting the Census When Knocking on Doors Isn’t Safe (April 14)
  18. Alex Joel, 9/11 All Over Again (April 10)
  19. Oona Hathaway, COVID-19 Shows How the U.S. Got National Security Wrong (April 7)
  20. Jeanne-Paloma Zelmati, Biopharma: The Next National Security Frontier (April 2) (related to CFIUS)
  21. Melissa Bender and Ryan Goodman, War with Coronavirus and Lack of “Armor” for Medical Personnel (March 21)
  22. James E. Baker, Use the Defense Production Act to Flatten the Curve (March 20)
  23. Alyssa Burgart, A “Twitter Chat” About COVID-19: Ethical Dilemmas in a Pandemic (March 17)
  24. Jeremy Konyndyk, Lessons Ignored: John Bolton’s Bogus Defense of “Streamlining” Away Our Bio-Readiness (March 16)
  25. Mark Nevitt, The Coronavirus, Emergency Powers, and the Military: What You Need to Know (March 16)
  26. Alyssa Burgart, Hospitals Need to Cancel Elective Procedures: This is a pandemic – No time for business as usual (March 15)
  27. Melissa Bender, Highlights of Expert Panel on COVID-19 from Harvard, MIT, Mass General Hospital (March 15)
  28. Jacob S. Hacker and Oona Hathaway, Universal Health Care is a National Security Issue (March 12)

ACCESS TO INFORMATION

  1. Inés Pousadela, Access to Information During a Pandemic – A Matter of Life or Death (Sept. 25)
  2. Peter Bartlett and Dougal Hurley, False Information in the Time of Coronavirus: Law and Regulation in the U.S. and Australia (August 3)
  3. David Kaye, A Conversation With U.N. Special Rapporteur David Kaye: COVID-19 and Freedom of Expression (May 21)
  4. Erin Carroll, From “Enemy of the People” to “Essential”: The Pandemic Creates an Opening for the Press (May 3)
  5. Joel Timmer, Broadcasters and Trump’s False Information on Coronavirus: What Role for the FCC? (April 27)
  6. Jared Lebrun, Trump Faces Off With the WHO: Sorting Through the Allegations (April 24)
  7. Philip Bobbitt, The Dancer: President Trump, the Anti-Lockdown Posture, and Dr. Fauci’s Ace Card (April 19)
  8. Erin Carroll, Lawsuit Against Fox News Over Coronavirus Coverage: Can It Succeed? Should It? (April 10)
  9. Sarah Margon, Beware of Political Manipulation in Assessing Success Against the Coronavirus (March 31)
  10. Viola Gienger, Coronavirus, Public Perceptions and the Dangers of “News Deserts” (March 25)
  11. Julian Gewirtz, One Doctor’s Place in China’s Battle for the COVID-19 Narrative (March 23)
  12. David Lapan, Trump Administration Has Not Earned Privilege to Speak Anonymously — Especially During a National Crisis (March 19)
  13. Holly K. Tabor and Alyssa Burgart, Moral Courage in the Coronavirus: A Guide for Medical Providers and Institutions (March 18)
  14. Matthew Collette, Legally Troubling Treatment of COVID-19 Meetings as Classified (March 17)

EMERGENCY POWERS

  1. Alexis Thiry, Will COVID-19 Create a Human Rights Crisis in the Middle East and North Africa? (Oct. 1)
  2. Randle DeFalco, Opportunism, COVID-19, and Cambodia’s State of Emergency Law (August 3)
  3. Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, Under Cover of COVID at the UN: Why Counterterrorism Is Not the Answer to a Pandemic (July 10)
  4. Nelson Camilo Sánchez, Colombian Peace Efforts on Life Support Amid the COVID-19 Response (July 9)
  5. Daniel Vázquez, COVID-19 in Mexico: Democracy is Not at Risk? (also available in Spanish) (June 22)
  6. Victoria Ibezim-Ohaeri, COVID-19 and the Shrinking Civic Space in Nigeria (May 19)
  7. Arianna Vedaschi, Italy and COVID-19: A Call for an “Italian Emergency Constitution”? (May 12)
  8. Clive Walker and Andrew Blick, Coronavirus Legislative Responses in the UK: Regression to Panic and Disdain of Constitutionalism (May 12)
  9. Oren Gross, Emergency Powers in the Time of Coronavirus…and Beyond (May 8)
  10. Robert Malley and Stephen Pomper, The Perils of Hyping Pandemic Response as a National Security Issue (May 4)
  11. Mark Medish and Joel McCleary, The Looming Crisis of Emergency Powers and Holding the 2020 Presidential Election (May 4)
  12. Jocelyn Getgen Kestenbaum, Coughing into the Crowd: Bolsonaro’s Botched COVID-19 Response (May 1)
  13. James G. Hodge J., Federal vs. State Powers in Rush to Reopen Amid Coronavirus Pandemic (April 27)
  14. Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, Kate Brannen and Ryan Goodman, Assessing Emergency Powers During #COVID-19 (April 22)
  15. Márta Pardavi and András Kádár, Hungary Should Not Become Patient Zero: What can be done about indefinite rule-by-decree power-grabs? (April 22)
  16. David Golove, Governors and Mayors, Beware: Lawsuits Opposing Coronavirus Mitigation Orders Are a Real Threat (April 15)
  17. Geoffrey Block, Congress Must Insert Oversight of Intel Community in COVID Emergency Legislation (April 6)
  18. Deborah Pearlstein, We Badly Need Congress to Act. We Don’t Need Congress to Act in Person (March 23)
  19. James E. Baker, Use the Defense Production Act to Flatten the Curve (March 20)
  20. Mark Nevitt, The Coronavirus, Emergency Powers, and the Military: What You Need to Know (March 16)
  21. Alexandra Phelan, Explainer: National Emergency Declarations and COVID-19 (March 13)

HUMAN RIGHTS AND CIVIL LIBERTIES

  1. Tzvi Kahn, Trapped in a Pandemic: Iran’s Political Prisoners Face COVID-19 Behind Bars (Sept. 24)
  2. Risa F. Kaufman, UN Experts to Trump Administration: Reproductive Rights are Human Rights (Sept. 18)
  3. Andrea Armstrong, Hardwired Against Change: Race, Incarceration, and COVID-19 (August 26)
  4. Catherine Powell, “Viral Justice”: Interconnected Pandemics as Portal to Racial Justice (August 5)
  5. Juan E. Méndez and Kathryn Hampton, Forced Family Separation During COVID-19: Preventing Torture and Inhumane Treatment in Crisis (July 8)
  6. Ahmed Shaheed, A Conversation With U.N. Special Rapporteur Ahmed Shaheed: COVID-19 and Freedom of Belief (June 18)
  7. Alexandra Wrage, What Fuels Autocracies Fuels Corruption (June 5)
  8. Amos Toh and Deborah Brown, How Digital Contact Tracing for COVID-19 Could Worsen Inequality (June 4)
  9. Rob Berschinski and Reece Pelley, A Bipartisan Push in Congress to Fight the ‘Parallel Pandemic’ of Human Rights Abuses Abroad (June 1)
  10. E. Tendayi Achiume, A Conversation With U.N. Special Rapporteur E. Tendayi Achiume: COVID-19, Racism, and Xenophobia (May 29)
  11. Sarah Knuckey and Jayne Huckerby, Advancing Rights and Justice During a Pandemic: An Online Event Series (May 27)
  12. Lisa Reinsberg, Mapping the Proliferation of Human Rights Bodies’ Guidance on COVID-19 Mitigation (May 22)
  13. David Kaye, A Conversation With U.N. Special Rapporteur David Kaye: COVID-19 and Freedom of Expression (May 21)
  14. Sarah Knuckey and Jayne Huckerby, Advancing Rights and Justice During a Pandemic: An Online Event Series (May 21)
  15. Victoria Ibezim-Ohaeri, COVID-19 and the Shrinking Civic Space in Nigeria (May 19)
  16. Samuel Bagenstos, Accommodating Medical Professionals with Pre-Existing Health Conditions in the Coronavirus Pandemic (May 7)
  17. Beth Van Schaack, Accountability in the Time of COVID-19: Syria & Iraq (May 6)
  18. Aya Hijazi and Bill Van Esveld, Coronavirus Adds Urgency to Ending Egypt’s Detention and Torture of Children (May 5)
  19. Sarah Knuckey and Jayne Huckerby, Advancing Rights and Justice During a Pandemic: An Online Event Series (April 26, updated from April 16)
  20. Peter Poullos, Healthcare Workers with Chronic Illness on Coronavirus Frontlines: The Need for Accommodations (April 20)
  21. JoAnn Kamuf Ward, The Human Rights Lessons from COVID-19: Equality Requires Economic and Social Rights Protections (April 9)
  22. Ahilan Arulanantham, How Much Liberty Must We Give Up? A Constitutional Analysis of the Coronavirus Lockdown Proposals (April 6)
  23. Carrie DeCell, Can Governments Track the Pandemic and Still Protect Privacy? A team of Europeans thinks so. (April 6)
  24. Mia Bloom, How Terrorist Groups Will Try to Capitalize on the Coronavirus Crisis (April 3)
  25. Melissa Hooper, Threats to Democracy Spread with the Virus, We Must Keep Both in Check (April 2)
  26. Jessica Davis, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Ethics in a Pandemic (March 31)
  27. Scott Roehm, Guantanamo’s COVID-19 Precautions Must Safeguard Detainees’ Rights (March 31)
  28. Jay Stanley, How to Think About the Right to Privacy and Using Location Data to Fight COVID-19 (March 30)
  29. Daphne Eviatar, Human Rights Guidelines for the Fight Against COVID-19 (March 27)
  30. Kubo Mačák, Laurent Gisel and Tilman Rodenhäuser, Cyber Attacks against Hospitals and the COVID-19 Pandemic: How Strong are International Law Protections? (March 27)
  31. Andrew Boyle, Keeping an Eye on the Civil Liberties Impact of Trump’s Coronavirus Response (March 26)
  32. Maria Luisa Stasi and Barbora Bukovská, COVID-19 Surveillance Must Not Be Used as an Excuse to Entrench Surveillance (March 20)
  33. Doug Rutzen and Nikhil Dutta, Pandemics and Human Rights (March 12)

HUMANITARIAN LAW AND POLICY, REFUGEES/IMMIGRATION

  1. Itamar Mann, Border Justice in the Age of Pandemic (August 21)
  2. Colin P. Clarke and Louis Klarevas, COVID-19 Is a Threat to National Security. Let’s Start Treating It as Such (August 6)
  3. Roger Lu Phillips and Layla Abi-Falah, Bashar al-Assad is Criminally Responsible for Syria’s COVID-19 Crisis (August 5)
  4. Juan E. Méndez and Kathryn Hampton, Forced Family Separation During COVID-19: Preventing Torture and Inhumane Treatment in Crisis (July 8)
  5. Ambassador Donald Steinberg and Ruth Halperin-Kaddari, What a “Feminist” Approach to Fighting COVID-19 Might Have Achieved (May 28)
  6. Jeanne-Paloma Zelmati, Revisiting Export Controls in the COVID Era (May 14)
  7. Liz Grant, Yina Lizeth Garcia-Lopez and Christine Bell, COVID-19 and Health Systems: Responding to Unpredictable Predictability (May 13)
  8. Mark Montgomery and Robert Morgus, What the Pandemic Tells Us About the State of U.S. Cybersecurity (May 12)
  9. Charlotte Kamin, Could the Coronavirus Put an End to the War in Yemen? (May 11)
  10. Asli Ozcelik Olcay, “Corona Ceasefires”: An Opportunity for Negotiated Agreements? (May 4)
  11. Adam Cox and Cristina Rodríguez, Trump’s COVID-19 Immigration Proclamation May Be Legal, But It’s Still an Abuse of Power (April 30)
  12. Wayne Jordash, Uzay Yasar Aysev and Anna Mykytenko, Russia’s Humanitarian Law Obligations to Civilians in Occupied Ukrainian Territories in the Time of COVID-19 (April 23)
  13. Jeff Thaler, Can Governors Close Their Borders to Pandemic Risks? (April 20)
  14. Joanna Naples-Mitchell, There is No Public Health Rationale for a Categorical Ban on Asylum Seekers (April 17)
  15. Lucas Guttentag, Coronavirus Border Expulsions: CDC’s Assault on Asylum Seekers and Unaccompanied Minors (April 13)
  16. Rebecca Blumenthal and Catriona Murdoch, COVID-19 and Humanitarian Access for Refugees and IDPs: Part 2 – Syria and Bangladesh (April 9)
  17. Deepika Khanna and Stevan Weine, COVID-19 Could Ravage Refugees and Asylum Seekers (April 3)
  18. Kubo Mačák, Laurent Gisel and Tilman Rodenhäuser, Cyber Attacks against Hospitals and the COVID-19 Pandemic: How Strong are International Law Protections? (March 27)
  19. Catriona Murdoch and Niriksha Sanghvi, COVID-19 and Humanitarian Access in Starvation-Affected Countries: Part 1 – Yemen (March 26)
  20. Christine Bell, COVID-19 and Violent Conflict: Responding to Predictable Unpredictability (March 24)

ROLE OF THE U.S. MILITARY AND CHAIN OF COMMAND

  1. John Gans, Shaky Hands in the Oval Office (Oct. 9)
  2. Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Stephen N. Xenakis, MD and Jonathan D. Moreno, Military Medical Ethics and Dr. Conley’s Misrepresentations of the President’s Health (Oct. 8)
  3. Scott Roehm, Guantanamo’s COVID-19 Precautions Must Safeguard Detainees’ Rights (March 31)
  4. Mark Nevitt, Military’s Response to the Coronavirus Crisis: Top 10 Principles (March 25)
  5. Mark Nevitt, The Coronavirus, Emergency Powers, and the Military: What You Need to Know (March 16)

DIPLOMATIC AND INTERNATIONAL LEGAL AFFAIRS

  1. Shahrzad Noorbaloochi, New Financial Sector Sanctions will Eviscerate Humanitarian Trade with Iran (Oct. 9)
  2. Dapo Akande, Antonio Coco, Talita de Souza Dias, Duncan B. Hollis, Harold Hongju Koh, James C. O’Brien and Tsvetelina van Benthem, The Second Oxford Statement on International Law Protections of the Healthcare Sector During Covid-19: Safeguarding Vaccine Research (August 11)
  3. Rebecca Bratspies, Trail Smelter Arbitration Offers Little Guidance for COVID-19 Suits against China (July 14)
  4. Pablo Arrocha Olabuenaga and Ambassador H.E. Juan Ramón de la Fuente, Mexico’s Priorities as an Elected Member to the Security Council for 2021-2022 (July 7)
  5. Dapo Akande, Duncan B. Hollis, Harold Hongju Koh and James O’Brien, Oxford Statement on the International Law Protections Against Cyber Operations Targeting the Health Care Sector (May 21)
  6. Ambassador Donald Steinberg and Ruth Halperin-Kaddari, What a “Feminist” Approach to Fighting COVID-19 Might Have Achieved (May 28)
  7. Jeanne-Paloma Zelmati, Revisiting Export Controls in the COVID Era (May 14)
  8. Charlotte Kamin, Could the Coronavirus Put an End to the War in Yemen? (May 11)
  9. Asli Ozcelik Olcay, “Corona Ceasefires”: An Opportunity for Negotiated Agreements? (May 4)
  10. Barry Kellman, Pandemics and the Need for Global Governance (May 1)
  11. Austin Doehler, The EU Should Quarantine its Autocrats (April 30)
  12. Pablo Arrocha Olabuenaga and Ambassador H.E. Juan Ramón de la Fuente, Mexico’s Initiative to Ensure Global Access to Medicines, Vaccines and Medical Equipment to Face COVID19 (April 29)
  13. Jessica Davis, Terrorism During a Pandemic: Assessing the Threat and Balancing the Hype (April 28)
  14. Chimène Keitner, Missouri’s Lawsuit Doesn’t Abrogate China’s Sovereign Immunity (April 22)
  15. Jeanne-Paloma Zelmati, Ceding Our Place on the International Stage (April 21)
  16. David Fidler, An Abuse of Presidential Authority and American Power: Halting U.S. Funding for the World Health Organization (April 15)
  17. Andras Vamos-Goldman, When International Dysfunctionality Really Matters: Is a coordinated global response to COVID-19 possible? How could it be kick-started? (April 15)
  18. Rob Berschinski and Benjamin Haas, How Congress Can Save Lives, Protect Rights, and Exert U.S. Leadership Globally in Response to Coronavirus (April 8)
  19. Alexandra Stark, Putting People First: COVID-19 Reveals Shortcomings of US Approach to Security in the Middle East (April 8)
  20. Deepika Khanna and Stevan Weine, COVID-19 Could Ravage Refugees and Asylum Seekers (April 3)
  21. Chimène Keitner, Don’t Bother Suing China for Coronavirus (March 31)(updated on April 8 with addendum)
  22. Russell Miller and William Starshak, China’s Responsibility for the Global Pandemic (March 31)
  23. David Fidler, COVID-19 and International Law: Must China Compensate Countries for the Damage? (March 27)
  24. Rob Berschinski, What the UN Security Council Can Do on Coronavirus: A Global Goods Coordination Mechanism (March 24)

 

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