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An illustration of the COVID-19's structure.

Spotlight on COVID: Populism and the pandemic

Dr Pablo de Orellana, Lecturer in International Relations in the Department of War Studies, looks at why populist leaders such as Trump and Bolsonaro have struggled to contain exploding outbreaks of Covid-19 in their countries.

He also discusses the way nationalists have responded to the Black Lives Matter movement by igniting a culture war to distract from debates we could be having on how to deal with forms of structural racism in society. 

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Pablo de Orellana

Pablo de Orellana

Lecturer in International Relations, Department of War Studies, War Studies Online Deputy Chair