Fighting the first corona war: The securitisation of the coronavirus in the Middle East

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Adam Hoffman has published an article in July issue of "Orient" about the responses to the Coronavirus in the Middle East.

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"As the coronavirus spread across the Middle East, many states and non-state actors securitized the corona crisis: that is, used warlike rhetoric to frame the pandemic as a national security issue or mobilized the state’s military and security services in the country’s fight against COVID-19. This article examines the government’s responses to the coronavirus in Israel, Jordan, and Egypt, as well as the securitized responses to the pandemic by Lebanese Hezbollah and Palestinian Islamic Jihad."