Narratives of isolation and self-sufficiency have arisen in attempt to curb the spread of disease. Like the Global Financial Crisis of 2008 and the migration crisis of 2015/2016, the Coronavirus pandemic is likely to feature as a catalyst in the shift towards deglobalisation.
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A Loss of Faith in One Country, Two Systems: The Legality of Suspending the Australia-Hong Kong Extradition Agreement
This week and next week we are publishing the best Australian Outlook pieces of 2020, as selected by our committee of commissioning editors. As new national security laws prompt states to reevaluate the future direction of their relationships with Hong Kong, Australia has set a precedent by suspending its extradition agreement. The move represents a sound appreciation of the international legal framework.
Although overseas arrivals precipitated Italy’s second lockdown, migrants arriving from Africa and the Middle East are not super spreaders of COVID-19. It is unfortunate, yet not surprising, that populist leaders have capitalised on the pandemic to further anti-immigration sentiment in an already divided country.