COVID-19 and World Order
The Future of Conflict, Competition, and Cooperation
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has killed hundreds of thousands of people and infected millions while also devastating the world economy. The consequences of the pandemic, however, go much further: they threaten the fabric of national and international politics around the world. As Henry Kissinger warned, "The coronavirus epidemic will forever alter the world order."
What will be the consequences of the pandemic, and what will a post-COVID world order look like? No institution is better suited to address these issues than Johns Hopkins University, which has convened experts from within and outside of the university to discuss world order after COVID-19. In a series of essays, international experts in public health and medicine, economics, international security, technology, ethics, democracy, and governance imagine a bold new vision for our future.
Essayists include: Graham Allison, Anne Applebaum, Philip Bobbitt, Hal Brands, Elizabeth Economy, Jessica Fanzo, Henry Farrell, Peter Feaver, Niall Ferguson, Christine Fox, Jeremy A. Greene, Hahrie Han, Kathleen H. Hicks, William Inboden, Tom Inglesby, Jeffrey P. Kahn, John Lipsky, Margaret MacMillan, Anna C. Mastroianni, Lainie Rutkow, Kori Schake, Eric Schmidt, Thayer Scott, Benn Steil, Janice Gross Stein, James B. Steinberg, Johannes Urpelainen, Dora Vargha, Sridhar Venkatapuram, and Thomas Wright.
In collaboration with and appreciation of the book's co-editors, Professors Hal Brands and Francis J. Gavin of the Johns Hopkins SAIS Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs, Johns Hopkins University Press is pleased to donate funds to the Maryland Food Bank, in support of the university's food distribution efforts in East Baltimore during this period of food insecurity due to COVID-19 pandemic hardships.
About the Authors
Hal Brands is the Henry A. Kissinger Distinguished Professor of Global Affairs at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and a scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. A columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, he is also the author or editor of several books, including American Grand Strategy in the Age of Trump, Making the Unipolar Moment: U.S. Foreign Policy and the Rise of the Post–Cold War Order, and What Good Is Grand Strategy? Power and Purpose in American Statecraft from Harry S. Truman to George W. Bush. His newest book, The Lessons of Tragedy: Statecraft and World Order, was coauthored by Charles Edel.
Francis J. Gavin is the Giovanni Agnelli Distinguished Professor and the inaugural director of the Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). Gavin is also the chairman of the Board of Editors of Texas National Security Review. He is the author of Gold, Dollars, and Power: The Politics of International Monetary Relations, 1958–1971 and Nuclear Statecraft: History and Strategy in America's Atomic Age. His latest book, Nuclear Weapons and American Grand Strategy, was published in 2020.
"Hal Brands and Frank Gavin have assembled an all-star cast of writers to peer into the future of world order after COVID-19—what it means for US-China relations, American grand strategy, technological innovation and competition, global public health, and many other subjects. If you want to know how the world will change—and how it won't—after COVID, you cannot afford to miss this book. It is a must-read."
"The post-COVID world will raise profound challenges for policy makers in Washington and around the world. This outstanding volume brings together insights from visionary thinkers from a broad range of disciplines to help us navigate this uncharted territory."
"The COVID-19 crisis has made it clear that the international order has reached a historic inflection point. This book provides an excellent tour de horizon of current and future global challenges, as well as thoughtful debates about how the United States can navigate an increasingly complex world."
"COVID-19 attacked the world at a time when the international system was already under great stress. This volume brings together the best minds, from across the disciplines, to understand why the world was fracturing before COVID and how we might construct a more effective and just world order after COVID. An essential read."
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