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What can be the geopolitical and geo-economic consequences of COVID-19? Discuss.

Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests. Effects of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora.

3.  What can be the geopolitical and geo-economic consequences of COVID-19? Discuss. (250 words)

Reference: weforum.org 

Why the question:

The question is amidst the current pandemic the entire world is witnessing and its effect on the geopolitics and geo-economics of the world.

Key Demand of the question:

Explain in detail with relevant examples the effect of covid-19 on the geopolitics and geo-economics of the world.

Directive:

Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

As the COVID-19 corona virus outbreak continues to accelerate its spread worldwide, the international community is facing a global crisis with public health geopolitical changes/shifts and global economic repressions.

Body:

Discuss in detail the possible impacts of coivd-19 on the geopolitics and geo-economics.

COVID-19’s geopolitical impact depends heavily on the nature of the public response and the effectiveness of international cooperation. Discuss the tensions between US-China, India-China etc. Discuss how it will impact the politics around the world. Suggest solutions to address these issues.  Explain how a coordinated global environment response would reinvigorate internal institutions such as WHO etc.

Discuss the impact of COVID-19 on geo-economics; economic slump, impact on markets, falling oil demands etc.

Conclusion:

Conclude with way forward.