postcovid19Tassos Symeonides
(RIEAS Academic Advisor)

Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies ( Publication date: 20 April 2020

Note: The article reflects the opinion of the author and not necessarily the views of the Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS)

“Coronavirus” has entered our vocabulary with a passion and the devastating power of a galactic big bang. As we speak, the impact of the pandemic upends government policies, international and domestic economic relations, defense and world health policies, public confidence in those who rule, and the established state itself.

Inevitably, the “post-pandemic” world will be changed to its core. Any recognized “balance of power” will deteriorate fast and, if it survives, it will be unrecognizable vis-a-vis the pre-pandemic universe. The global players, beginning with the United States and China, face the extreme test of pivoting “at speed” to maintain their influence and expand their alliances at the expense of lesser actors. ..Read more

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