Infection Rates in Arab Countries: A Tale of State Capacity
Les Dossiers du CERI
FR : Sciences Po - CERI
en ligne - p.
Covid-19, Arab countries, conflicts, State capacities
Figures published by Le Monde on 15 September 2020 based on information provided by the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center once again point to a correlation between the infection rates reported by individual states on the one hand and some of their political features and economic characteristics on the other. Though neither mechanical nor a reason to examine other variables, the correlation nonetheless seems to be significant and plausible.