in: James D. Bindenagel / Matthias Herdegen / Karl Kaiser (eds.) et al., International security in the 21st century: Germany’s international responsibility, Göttingen: V&R Unipr., 171-179
The Ebola pandemic is a crisis of global proportion and of global concern. It is locally concentrated and requires responses on a local scale with a global scope. Its projected trajectory is the subject of volatile predictions, confused communication, imperilled responses and, increasingly, panic. It is at once a health crisis, with severe economic repercussions, and a threat to peace and security, especially in the region and even beyond.