The coronavirus pandemic has affected geopolitical, economic, security and international cooperation dynamics. The rivalry between the United States and China is growing, global value chains and trade have suffered a systemic shock, inequalities are worsening and the cracks remain in the international order caused by authoritarianism, social unrest and international conflicts. 


At the same time, another series of dynamics – the mobilisation of resources for the vaccines, the coordination of transnational research groups, the connections with the global periphery and the consolidation of Asia’s centrality – force us to rethink the global order in the light of the new opportunities arising. 


What international order will be consolidated in the post-COVID-19 world? Will conflicts spread, or will new opportunities for international cooperation emerge? In what areas can positive-sum dynamics be constructed? Is COVID-19 a precursor of future crises produced by climate change? And what effects will the pandemic have on the dynamics of polarisation and populism on a global scale? 


A CIDOB and La Kaseta Ideas Factory production.