“Covid-19 and the International Liberal Order: Goodbye ‘Global’, Hello ‘Re-gional’?”, Irene Paviotti (IAI, Italy)

The Covid-19 crisis is broadly recognised as a watershed moment in world history, prompting a radical rethink of social norms and accelerating a number of pre-existing geopolitical trends. When it comes to globalisation and multilateralism, two defining features of the current international order, the pandemic has accelerated a move towards regionalism on the one hand and clearly exposed the shortcomings of an unequal multilateral system on the other.

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