ANALYSIS - Pandemics blind spots in national security paradigms

ISTANBUL


As the COVID-19 pandemic swept across the world, most governments were caught unprepared for a health emergency on a global scale. Many authorities, lacking appropriate strategies and vital capacities, were slow to react and thus failed to protect their citizens.


This led to new debates as to whether the traditional conceptions of national security are adequate for the 21st century. Up until this new worldwide threat, the concept of...