CoT Partner MSC launches special edition report "Polypandemic"
In the face of new security threats, from health shocks and climate crises to economic warfare and cyberattacks, a nation’s security is inseparable from its ability to resist and recover.
It the “Polypandemic” Special Edition of the Munich Security Report on Development, Fragility, and Conflict in the Era of Covid-19, CoT Partner MSC explains that in just a few short months, the coronavirus pandemic has become a polypandemic – a health crisis that is accompanied by various other pandemics, among them the pandemics of poverty and hunger, of nationalism and authoritarianism.
By mutually reinforcing each other, these pandemics might well reverse decades of development progress, further exacerbate state fragility, and even become a catalyst for violent conflict. The new special edition of the Munich Security Report “Polypandemic” seeks to fuel the debate on how to better protect the world’s most vulnerable people while also helping them invest in long-term crisis resilience.