Brief Q & A
Dr. A. T. Symeonidis
(RIEAS Academic Advisor)
Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) Publication date: 21 November 2020
Note: The article reflects the opinion of the author and not necessarily the views of the Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS)
As the world reels under the raging pandemic, governments face critical questions of stability and, even, survival. National security is one of these questions and carries particular primacy. What are the key ingredients of trying to respond to this challenge?
First off, we need to understand that Covid-19 won’t go away for quite some time. There are conflicting theories on the persistence of the pandemic; even with an effective vaccine coming online imminently (first half of 2021) administrative, organizational, storage, and supply problems will consume months of preparing for universal vaccination. In the meantime, Covid-19 will continue to hammer our societies, keep filling graveyards, and overpower health systems. And the pandemic has already caused such enormous economic and social dislocation that many lesser-endowed states are on the brink of collapse. .. Read more