Covid- 19 and Geopolitics


The global world is currently suffering from one of the worst nontraditional security challenges that have ensued mayhem repercussions to humanity. Over the past one and half years, the pandemic Covid-19 deteriorated all the contours of global social, economic, and security trends whilst its grim consequences may take decades to reconcile the modern world. From Asia to Europe and America to Africa the countries are plugged in with unprecedented challenges of the virus and the likely situation hardly seems to end shortly. This is one of the most alarming crises that has entangled the entire world.  However, this vitiated situation also opened new corridors for geopolitics that has been much vivid during the pre-Covid era. The countries are predominately going to experiences the new trends and patterns of the global alliances and hostilities due to certain reasons. Firstly, the pandemic outbreak has revamped the previously set patterns that have delineated the first, second, and third world outlook. Secondly, it has changed the fascination obsession of over-relying on discourses of globalization, transnational integrations. Third, it has paused the unilateral power dominance of the leading global actors. Fourth, the pandemic has also offered the second and third world states to rethink and revamp their models of progress and development. Fifthly, the pandemic is also a litmus test for the global regimes driven by the liberal school of thought for the past two decades that how they handle the current humanitarian challenges, irrespective of any disparity. Furthermore, the current multipolar order also taking a vivid turn by moving towards the Asian from the West. One of the key development as an outcome of the pandemic is the reorientation of the difference between the first, second, and third world states. The entire world is undergoing a similar kind of crisis in the context of healthcare. The global powerhouses in particular the US and West suffered from major jolts and finding it difficult to retrace their feet. The misperceptions of the world’s best health care system have also been exposed as millions of people are becoming vulnerable to healthcare issues.  One of the encouraging factors for the developing nations is their mode of progression about the following the model of a global standard is being validated by the crisis. Suppose, for the consolidated contours, pathways of development a country does not need to opt for the trends of a developed state. This critical juncture may bring a massive turn around. Besides, the first world has also presciently remains the staunch advocate of crisis mitigation for the third world states during the traditional and nontraditional crisis. However, with the expectation of China, all other giant powers have overtly failed to contemplate the old rhetorics of collective mitigation of the crisis. The US has badly exposed to unprecedented challenges while China holds a considerable advantage of being stepping forward as the next global hegemon due to the adoption of better strategies. Furthermore, during the worst crisis phase, Beijing remained intact in global engagement prospects through the soft power projection.  Another key lesson that pandemic has tough to the progressive actors of the world is the sustainable persuasion of the research innovation. The key assertion remains the preferential treatment to the social well beings rather engaged into the par amounting race of arms buildup and empowering the military hardware’s to project their desired goals. it is pertinent to highlight that first and second world countries now revisit their policies of alliance with global powers, suppose in the geopolitical arena the alliance of obsession with great powers had become a new norm of the political culture to ensure the power or counterbalancing the adversaries.  From an economic perspective, the world may face another recession as the ongoing economic soft patch is not specifically confined to a region. It has ensued colossal blows to the entire world. The reconciliation phase may also take a major chunk of economic resources at inter-intrastate levels. In foreseeable future, the global world may witness self-reliance trends and patterns of development in particular in the West as the current institutional model is seemingly ineffective. The role of WTO to avert the drastic challenges of the pandemic will also define the roles of other global financial regimes led by the great powers in the world. In brief, the gap between the west and east will be decreased and a new discourse may emerge, furbishing new trends of politics and diplomacy.



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