Leading New Zealand from isolation, Ms. Ardern coaxed her “team of five million” into accepting extreme restrictions. But the lessons of her success go beyond personality or charm.
Damien CaveTHREAD: There’s been a lot praise for @jacindaardern lately without much context. Here's my attempt to look at how New Zealand's history and her own hard work led her to a very particular coronavirus response 1/
Smaller countries like Australia are trying to build a new kind of alliance, by first investigating what went wrong in the early stages of the coronavirus pandemic.
Damien CaveAustralia’s call for a coronavirus inquiry could mean more than it seems. It’s part of a broader push by countries that are frustrated with the superpower system failing the world. Our latest
The two countries, led by ideological opposites, are converging on an extraordinary goal: eliminating the virus. Their nonpolitical approach is restoring trust in democracy.
Damien CaveTHREAD: Australia and New Zealand are managing the #Covid pandemic better than nearly everyone. They might even eliminate the virus from both their countries. How? Call it throwback democracy. Call it cause for hope 1/
Every nation confronting the coronavirus pandemic sees a recession in its future. But after nearly 30 years of economic growth, Australia is struggling to process surging unemployment and declining exuberance.
The country relies heavily on civilians to contain its fires, but the monstrous blazes that come with climate change threaten to break the system.
Damien CaveBut there are also serious traumas that are being produced by this year's fire season. Australia's volunteers are experiencing their own losses of life and property, and many more close calls. I focused on Batlow but I could have focused on many others 4/
Scroll through the Facebook page of Craig Kelly, a conservative politician, and you’ll see why the country has not taken strong action on climate change.
Damien CaveAustralia’s parallel universe in a fiery era: Craig Kelly and his Facebook tribe of no-way-never climate change followers. Before you laugh them off, understand their influence and arguments nytimes.com/2020/01/22/wor… via @NYTimes