Change is in the air: Covid-19 shocks will reshape the global ...

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Change is in the air: Covid-19 shocks will reshape the global order

ANALYSIS | Nothing will be the same as economic and political systems all over the world are put to the test

Ambrose Evans-Pritchard

The world’s geopolitical order will be unrecognisable once Covid-19 has done its worst.

Long-standing regimes will be badly compromised. Political systems that have never fully recovered from the Lehman crisis will suffer a second body blow. Those Western democratic governments that have been most complacent or incompetent will be torn to shreds by unforgiving electorates. Social media will see to that.

Covid-19 is turning into a strategic contest between the social control model of China’s Communist Party and the unruly pluralism of the West. How that plays out will shape the global order in the 21st century...

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