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COVIDcast Episode 6: Geopolitics and the coronavirus pandemic

COVIDcast is a Lowy Institute pop-up podcast for anyone interested in understanding the effect of coronavirus on global politics. Each week for the next few weeks, Lowy Institute experts will sit down to discuss the implications of coronavirus for the world.

In episode 6, the Director of Lowy Institute’s Southeast Asia Program, Ben Bland, sits down with Hervé Lemahieu to discuss geopolitics and the coronavirus pandemic. Hervé is the Director of our Asian Power and Diplomacy Program and an expert in global politics.

In this episode, our Institute experts discuss how coronavirus created a man-made pandemic of miss-trust and chaos, which is testing social cohesion and globalisation to its core. Ben and Hervé debate the merits of Middle Power diplomacy and discuss whether coronavirus has transformed the world as we know it, or simply exposed the dangers that lurk within the international system.

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