The multilateral order as we have known it since the Second World War was already showing strains before the world was afflicted with the coronavirus pandemic. The unprecedented measures taken across the world to deal with the immediate crisis have only highlighted the need for a more thoroughgoing examination of this order.
In this IIEA Expert Voices publication, ten foreign policy experts share short perspectives on the question of how COVID-19 pan-demic will impact different aspects of the rules-based multilateral order.
With a forward by IIEA Foreign Policy Chair, Pádraig Murphy, this publication features short contributions from: Anne-Marie Slaughter, Professor Emerita of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University and CEO of New America; Dmitri Trenin, Director, Carnegie Moscow Centre; Nathalie Tocci, Director of the Istituto Affari Internazionali and Special Advisor to the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs; Rana Mitter, Director of the University of Oxford China Centre; Stefan Lehne, Visiting Scholar, Carnegie Europe; Almut Möller, State Secretary and Plenipotentiary, Euro-pean and for Foreign Affairs at the Senate (Government) of Ham-burg; Sven Biscop, Director, Europe in the World Programme, Egmont – Royal Institute for International Relations; Karine Lisbonne-de Vergeron, Associate Director & Head of GPI Europe Programme at the Global Policy Institute; and Ryosuke Hanada, Indo-Pacific Fellow, Perth USAsia Centre.
Edited by IIEA Foreign Policy Chair Pádraig Murphy, and compiled by Researcher Sophie Andrews-McCarroll, this publication was developed to provide a breadth of expert views on the existing crisis of multilateralism, which has been thrown into sharp relief by the pandemic.
This paper can be accessed here.