Change in the International Order in the Post COVID-19 World

  • Apoorva Iyer
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  • Apoorva Iyer

    Bachelors (Honours) in Political Science from Delhi University

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Only a few months took the novel coronavirus to turn into a pandemic and impact the whole world. The virus has not been discriminatory to rich or poor or have respected any physical boundaries. The impact of COVID-19 has been in abundance. The pandemic has slowed down the world and made us look at everything from a different perspective. It has affected all segments of human lives- politics, economies, technology, strategy and development. It is the international order that has been affected the most due to the pandemic. There were tensions between the USA and China due to technological advancements for some time. However, the novel coronavirus has further resulted in the difference between the USA and China, with countries being torn apart between their power tussle. The pandemic has changed as to how one perceives international politics. It is essential to analyse and understand the aspects that will change possibly change in the post-COVID-19 world. This change mainly involves China leading the global hegemony or where the whole world moves away from China after the pandemic has moved away from the global stage. to comprehend what lies ahead, it is essential to understand the significant impact of the pandemic. The following paper scrutinises the significant sectors that will pave the way for the world in the post-COVID-19 era. The paper analyses effects on the geopolitics, multilateralism, geoeconomics and technological aspect and their consequences on the international order. Academic literature, articles, opinion pieces and various other sources are used as secondary sources.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 4, Issue 5, Page 155 - 167


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