Countries have tightened borders and halted refugee resettlement in response to COVID-19. But these moves occur against the backdrop of worldwide hostility to migrants and refugees.
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Britain’s prime minister, Boris Johnson, has a new message: “Stay at home!”
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COVID-19 is spreading across the globe and is impacting every aspect of American life. Dana, Jamil, Les and returning guest Katrina Mulligan, discuss the implications of the virus on American foreign policy, our adversaries and our allies. What role should the United States play internationally during this crisis? How is our response different from China’s? Was “America First” right all along? Answers to these questions and more on this week’s episode of Fault Lines.
If the president tries to force states to prematurely ease social distancing restrictions, they should resist. They have the Constitution on their side, and they will almost certainly win in court.
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Bill Bishop, author of the Sinocism Newsletter, comes on the show to discuss the new low in U.S.-China relations. We start off talking about what China's response to coronavirus has taught us about the CCP, and then go into the deeper forces behind why the Chinese government has started to blame America for creating the virus.
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What’s in the Department of Justice’s Proposals to Congress for Addressing Issues Created by the COVID-19 Pandemic?
The New York Times publicized a package of legislative proposals the Department of Justice submitted to Capitol Hill. What should we make of these new proposals?