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Talk Eastern Europe Episode 40: Will COVID-19 bring a new world order?

Our experience with the coronavirus demonstrates that pandemics know no borders. Nearly every country has been affected. The economic crisis that continues to take a toll on societies shows that more than ever solidarity and global solutions are needed for global problems. Will the COVID-19 pandemic force humanity to rethink the international system and global order? Can future crises be averted by better global coordination and a more robust system?

June 11, 2020 - Adam Reichardt Maciej Makulski - Blogs and podcasts

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In this episode we invite you to take part in an intellectual exercise where we try to imagine what the global order may look like post-COVID-19. The episode features an interview with Andreas Umland, a senior expert at the Ukrainian Institute for the Future in Kyiv. The interview is based on the article titled “The coronavirus crisis as a critical juncture for Ukraine and the world” which was published online via New Eastern Europe and co-authored with Pavlo Klimkin – the former Ukrainian foreign minister.

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“The coronavirus crisis as a critical juncture for Ukraine and the world”. By Andreas Umland and Pavlo Klimkin. New Eastern Europe 4 May 2020: https://neweasterneurope.eu/2020/05/04/the-coronavirus-crisis-as-a-critical-juncture-for-ukraine-and-the-world/

“Grey zone politics: Why Ukraine needs creative international cooperation”. By Andreas Umland and Pavlo Klimkin. European Council on Foreign Relations. 16th April 2020. https://www.ecfr.eu/article/commentary_grey_zone_politics_why_ukraine_needs_creative_international_coop

“Ukrainian Institute for the Future”: https://uifuture.org/

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