One has to hope that our international leaders will quickly realize that you cannot close the borders to a virus that is already expanded to all corners of the world.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and U.S. President Donald Trump, pictured at the 2018 NATO Summit in Brussels, have in recent days positioned COVID-19 as something drummed up by China and Iran, writes Scott Taylor. Flickr photograph courtesy of NATO
OTTAWA—One would like to imagine that, in the face of a global threat of the magnitude of the current COVID-19 pandemic, humankind would be unified into a common defence.
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'We are dealing with an administration that is both very unpredictable, very much America first, [and] not long-term thinking in terms of its relationship with its allies,' says former diplomat Michael Kergin.