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A devastating pandemic and the geopolitical trust deficit

The Covid-19 crisis has laid bare a fragile global order, already reeling from trade wars, weakening multilateralism, and deepening China-US rivalry.

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A toxic combination of lack of trust, election season, and frustration with the pandemic will likely keep the US lashing out at China, with the latter not shying away from retaliation.

SHIFTS in the tectonic plates of global politics and economics are a near constant, but the ongoing pandemic is causing seismic tremors. The emerging patterns are evident in moves towards inward-looking nationalistic economic policies as years of subdued growth lie ahead, as well as strategies...

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