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9.7.2020

Die Corona-Krise und ihre Folgen

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Links vom 23.06.2020

"Project Impact: 'Disease intelligence' and how the CIA traced epidemics out of Cold War Asia"

In der amerikanischen Debatte über die Coronakrise ist die Frage gestellt worden, warum die US-Geheimdienste die Regierung nicht frühzeitig vor der Pandemie gewarnt hätten. Lee Ferran von ABC News hat während seiner Recherche ein über 50 Jahres altes CIA-Programm entdeckt, dass zu eben dieser Art von "Disease intelligence" gehörte. "Disease intelligence is a field that's come to renewed attention in recent months as sharp questions have been raised about when the U.S. intelligence community understood the significance of a novel coronavirus festering in Wuhan, China, and when warnings first reached the White House. (…) Darrell M. Blocker, a former senior CIA officer who was head of the agency's Africa Division during the Ebola crisis in 2014, said the CIA's mission in disease intelligence is similar today as it was more than a half-century ago and is twofold: Uncovering what's really happening on the ground in countries during epidemics that don't like to share that information and attempting to predict what effect it could have on U.S. interests in the region. (…) Blocker said now the U.S. intelligence community can call on its vast, 17-organization-strong apparatus to assess what a disease is doing and how local governments are reacting. But in the mid-1960s, a young CIA was only then starting to appreciate the value of disease intelligence. According to the 1972 declassified CIA article titled 'Intelligence Implications of Disease,' it began with Project IMPACT." (ABC News vom 20.06.2020) https://kurz.bpb.de/p0t

"Geoeconomic Strategy in the COVID Era"

Im Licht der Corona-Pandemie sollten die USA ihre Nationale Sicherheitsstrategie künftig vorrangig nach geoökonomischen Zielsetzungen ausrichten, meint Walter M. Hudson von der National Defense University. "A real geoeconomic strategy (…) is not about economics as an instrument of American power and security, but as the foundation and source of American power and security, and as the source of the well-being of the American people. A geoeconomic strategy should not ignore perils from abroad or within. Nonetheless, a too extensive, too 'securitized' set of national interests — whether it involves fighting terrorists or rival states or even pandemics — becomes a fight against every conceivable foe. The next National Security Strategy should give geoeconomics unquestioned pride of place, and orient its distribution of ends, ways, and means accordingly. The strategy can embody the virtue of simplicity with two basic guiding principles: first, achieve and maintain American prosperity; second, secure and defend American prosperity." (The American Interest vom 17.06.2020) https://kurz.bpb.de/p0v

"The new world disorder - UNhappy birthday"

Der britische Economist hat sich in einem neuen Dossier mit den institutionellen Problemen der UNO beschäftigt. In diesem Beitrag werden drei Szenarien der möglichen Entwicklung der Organisation nach der Coronakrise vorgestellt. "The nightmare scenario is a descent into deepening disorder. (…) The un goes the way of the League of Nations, failing to stop rival powers from provoking each other and, in the end, fighting. (…) While such bedlam is possible, a likelier scenario is less dramatic: bumbling along. Inertia helps the main multilateral institutions survive, despite their inability to modernise themselves, and second-tier powers keep co-operation alive. (…) Just possibly, extraordinary times could provide the jolt the world needs to be bolder, even if for now this seems improbable. (…) Just as the second world war prompted leaders to create institutions to prevent wars, Bill Gates believes the covid-19 crisis will lead them to build institutions to prevent pandemics and, alongside national and regional bodies, to guard against bioterrorism. Co-operation on viruses could serve as a model for collaboration to strengthen resilience in cyberspace. The shock to the system could even be profound enough to prompt a serious go at reforming the un Security Council before it grows even less representative of the realities of power in the 21st century. Ample groundwork has been done. What is missing is political will." (The Economist vom 20.06.2020) https://kurz.bpb.de/p14


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