War hasn’t taken a break during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Underneath the intersection of militarism and the coronavirus lie unanswered questions about how the global war on terror has reshaped so much of the world’s economy, politics, social life, climate and so much more.
To that end, Global Dialogue for Systemic Change hosted “Hot and Cold Wars: Militarism and the Pandemic.”
Phyllis Bennis, director of the New Internationalism Project at the Institute for Policy Studies and fellow at the Transnational Institute, moderated the discussion.
Sukumar Muralidharan, a journalist from New Delhi, India, gave an overview of the war. Khury Petersen-Smith, Middle East Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies, addresses the militarization of borders. And Tobita Chow look at the threat of a new Hot and Cold War with China even while other wars continue.
Together, they explore how the pandemic is impacting all of these threads.