Author: Oliver Mizzi

Oliver is an International Relations undergrad with a minor in Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Sussex.
<strong></strong>Covid-19: a window of opportunity for better global governance
World Politics

Covid-19: a window of opportunity for better global governance

It's been three months since Europe became the epicentre of the global Covid-19 pandemic, and six months since it was first discovered in China in December 2019. Yet, in that short period the virus has both revealed and inflamed the deep structural issues that exist throughout the globe — both in the domestic and international spheres. More importantly, the virus has accelerated a tumultuous shift in the international system — one that has been anticipated by those who have followed international politics for some time. This shift refers to the changing role of the US in international affairs. Since the end of the Cold War the US has been able to claim global hegemony — being the cornerstone of the liberal world order that governs the interstate system. Its unipolar moment has spanned t...