Can globalisation survive in the post-pandemic era?

Covid-19 has struck an international order that was already in crisis, and presents an opportunity to reshape that order

It is inevitable that the current crisis will remake globalisation one way or another.

As Winston Churchill once observed, too many people who “stumble over the truth” will “pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.”

But in the case of Covid-19, the world has been confronted with uncomfortable facts that are impossible to ignore. Like the 2008 financial crash and the 2015 refugee crisis in Europe, the pandemic has fully exposed a deep vulnerability to systemic threats.

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