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COVID 19 – “Divine Wrath” on Infidels

COVID 19 – “Divine Wrath” on Infidels

An Opportune Moment to Strike

While much of the world stays locked within the confines of their homes, the internet is abuzz with extremist chatter on the implications of COVID - 19. Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) and al-Qaeda look at the pandemic as divine retribution, calling it a “soldier of Allah” bringing down God’s wrath on the infidels.

"Allah, the Creator, has revealed the brittleness and vulnerability of your...

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COVID-19 and its Impact on the Global Economy

COVID-19 and its Impact on the Global Economy

Epidemic to Pandemic  Origins of the Coronavirus contagion named COVID-19 bear stark similarity with the Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) outbreak of 2003. If SARS originated in the Guangdong province of China, COVID-19 traces its origins to Wuhan in the Hubei province. What is significant is the initial response to the outbreak. Early cases of the virus at the end of 2019 were concealed and mismanaged to the extent that the opportunity to localize the contagion was surrendered. Once the Chinese Government publicly...

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 COVID-19 and Threats to Critical Infrastructure

COVID-19 and Threats to Critical Infrastructure

Unlike non-traditional security threats like natural disasters, technological failures, and other disruptions, planning for a pandemic requires a different set of skills as well as certain continuity assumptions. A pandemic usually diffuses geographically and could appear in a flutter that can persist for several months. Due to the boundless nature of a pandemic, resources cannot easily be...

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