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President Donald Trump holds up a newspaper with a headline that reads “Trump acquitted.” President Donald Trump holds up a newspaper with a headline that reads “Trump acquitted” during an event in the East Room of the White House, Washington, Feb. 6, 2020 (AP photo by Evan Vucci).

The Wuhan Coronavirus’ Impact, and U.S. Democracy’s Global Image

Friday, Feb. 7, 2020

In this week’s editors’ discussion on Trend Lines, WPR’s Judah Grunstein and Freddy Deknatel talk about the political and economic impact of the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak, and the challenge of addressing transnational threats at a time when securing borders has become such a hot-button issue around the world. They also discuss the implications of President Donald Trump’s impeachment and Senate acquittal for America’s democracy-promotion credentials abroad.

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Relevant Articles on WPR:
The Coronavirus Will Send Political and Economic Shockwaves Far Beyond China
Will U.S. Travel Restrictions Do More Harm Than Good Against the Coronavirus?
The Wuhan Coronavirus Poses Three Tests for Global Public Health
Escalating to Deescalate? Why Turkey Is Targeting Syria’s Army
As the Risk of a ‘Water War’ Fades, Is It Too Late to Save the Nile?

Trend Lines is produced and edited by Peter Dörrie, a freelance journalist and analyst focusing on security and resource politics in Africa. You can follow him on Twitter at @peterdoerrie.

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