I have a short piece out on “Institutions under Stress: Covid-19, Anti-Internationalism and the Futures of Global Governance”. It’s part of a special issue of our Global Challenges @IHEID on the politics of the coronavirus pandemic with 17 contributions from colleagues – experts in global health, finance, history, human rights, tech politics etc – very much worth reading.
In my piece I argue that the Covid-19 crisis is unfolding against a background of growing populism and anti-internationalism around the world. This environment poses challenges for international organisations, most visibly with the Trump Administration’s decision to end cooperation with the WHO. In the longer term, the pandemic is likely to lead to significant changes in global governance structures.
The text is available at https://globalchallenges.ch/issue/special_1/institutions-under-stress-covid-19-anti-internationalism-and-the-futures-of-global-governance/. The whole special issue is at https://globalchallenges.ch/issue/special_1/.