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The Coronavirus and Regime-Protestor Dynamics in Algeria

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This blog belongs to the CSS’ coronavirus blog series, which forms a part of the center’s analysis of the security policy implications of the coronavirus crisis. See the CSS special theme page on the coronavirus for more.

The corona crisis is a double-edged sword for the Algerian regime. The lockdown and curfew is playing in the regime’s favor by bringing temporary relief from protests. Yet, the long-term consequences of the crisis will test the regime’s ability to manage economic recovery and popular dissent.

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EU Foreign Direct Investment Screening: Protecting Strategic Assets and Technology During the Corona Crisis

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This blog belongs to the CSS’ coronavirus blog series, which forms a part of the center’s analysis of the security policy implications of the coronavirus crisis. See the CSS special theme page on the coronavirus for more.

The criticality of medical goods and volatility of European economies resulting from the corona crisis increase the risk of opportunistic acquisitions of strategic assets and technology via foreign direct investments (FDI). The EU Commission and Member States are stepping up the protection of European economies to contain the fallout of the crisis.

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Coronavirus CSS Blog

Distancing, But Not Socially

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This blog belongs to the CSS’ coronavirus blog series, which forms a part of the center’s analysis of the security policy implications of the coronavirus crisis. See the CSS special theme page on the coronavirus for more.

How resilience can help cope with the corona pandemic

Research shows that close social ties, personal networks and helping each other are crucial in dealing with severe crises. This includes the current corona crisis. Thus, fighting the virus is about physical and not “social distancing”.

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The Impact and Implications of the Coronavirus Crisis: Global Perspectives

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This blog belongs to the CSS’ coronavirus blog series, which forms a part of the center’s analysis of the security policy implications of the coronavirus crisis. See the CSS special theme page on the coronavirus for more.

What impact is the coronavirus crisis having on international relations and security? How are different global actors responding to the pandemic? What are the implications of the crisis for the future? To help further discussion on these questions and more, we have here collected together analyses produced by the CSS Resources’ network of think tanks and other organizations on the coronavirus. We have also listed relevant sources to help keep you up to date on the situation in Switzerland.