COVID-19 was a significant supply shock for the global economy, among other things. With nations protecting their borders and even limiting some trade, will this accelerate a move toward deglobalisation?
How should countries position themselves in a world where the US and China are also de-coupling? What does it mean for UK foreign and economic policies?
Peter Watkins is an Associate Fellow for Chatham House and a Visiting Senior Fellow with LSE IDEAS.
Linda Yueh (@lindayueh) is Chair of the LSE Economic Diplomacy Commission and Visiting Professor at LSE IDEAS.
Michael Cox is Director of LSE IDEAS and Emeritus Professor of International Relations at LSE.
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