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The Pandemic Could Enhance NATO’s Resilience

Image courtesy of Kristof Rixmann/DVIDS.

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.

Although the coronavirus pandemic did not trigger a transatlantic response, NATO found relevance in support of the civilian response: airlifting medical equipment and countering disinformation. The pandemic gives Allies renewed impetus to strengthen resilience and NATO to complement the national efforts in doing so.

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Coronavirus CSS Blog

Richtig besser wissen – Lehren aus der Corona-Krise

Dieser Blogbeitrag gehört zur Coronavirus-Blog-Reihe des CSS, die einen Teil des Forschungsprojektes zu den sicherheitspolitischen Implikationen der Corona-Krise bildet. Weitere Informationen finden Sie auf der CSS-Sonderthemenseite zur Corona-Krise.

Wenn das Resultat einer Situation bekannt ist, kann man zu falschen Schlüssen hinsichtlich der Handlungen der Beteiligten kommen. Einfach ausgedrückt: Es ist leicht, im Nachhinein alles besser zu wissen. Dieses Phänomen ist auch in der Debatte über den Umgang mit der Coronavirus-Pandemie zu beobachten. Das führt aber in die Irre. Um die richtigen Lehren aus der Krise ziehen zu können, braucht es fehlerfreundliche Organisationskulturen. Ausserdem müssen Verantwortliche den Zielkonflikt zwischen Resilienz und Effizienz berücksichtigen und die Unterschiede zwischen Planung und Realität kennen.

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Security

Selected Targets of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction

This graphic outlines data related to four of the seven targets set out in the 2015 Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR), which seeks to highlight the interdependencies between sustainable development, human development and disaster risk reduction (DRR). To find out about global disaster risk reduction efforts and more, see Tim Prior and Florian Roth’s CSS Analyses in Security Policy, ‘Resilience to Disaster Is No Small Measure’.

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Coronavirus CSS Blog

Distancing, But Not Socially

Image courtesy of Siouxsie Wiles/Toby Morris/The Spinoff. CC BY-SA

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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Security Health

Coordination of Volunteer Efforts in Post Disaster Stage

Large scale events like the coronavirus (COVID-19) and other factors are changing how we volunteer during disasters. This week’s featured graphic points out objectives, principles and suggested actions to help the coordination of volunteers in the immediate aftermath of a disaster event. For more on the integration of spontaneous and emergent volunteers in disaster management and civil protection, read CSS’ Tim Prior and Florian Roth’s CSS Risk and Resilience Report on Volunteerism in Disaster Management.