BFPG Explains: COVID-19 and Multilateralism

British Foreign Policy Group

Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash
Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash

Whilst the World Health Organisation has been issuing guidance to nations on how best to respond to the coronavirus, as well as coordinating scientific advice and evidence, there has been little coordinated global political leadership on the pandemic. States have implemented varying responses, and others have shut borders without notice, vindicating the theory of world politics being a ‘zero sum’ game in which states compete, rather than cooperate, with each other.

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