The Covid-19 pandemic has had a multi-faced impact on Western societies, quickly moving from a health crisis to a broader phenomenon deeply affecting the socio-economic and political landscapes. Multilateral institutions had to cope with unprecedented challenges, while the pandemic exposed existing patterns of great power competition applied to the global race for personal protective equipment, vaccines, and relevant raw materials. Nations – at least initially – seemed to abandon well- established patterns of cooperation to revert to national solutions to this very global challenge. Global economy experienced disruptions in trade and in the functioning of the Global Value Chains (GVCs), as well as significant redistributions of wealth through drastic downs and ups of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) across the world. In less than two years, the pandemic experience prompted a deep revision of standard views on critical interdependencies, diversification, resilience of GVCs and security of supplies. When it comes to international security, the pandemic mostly acted as a catalyst of existing trends, such as the geopolitical competition between the United States (US) and China – which has worsened, also due to the outbreak of the disease. As for the armed forces, in several NATO countries including France, Italy and the United Kingdom (UK), they have been called to operate in support of civilian authorities to deal with Covid-related aspects such as field hospitals, logistics, law enforcement, Covid tests or the vaccines’ distribution – and NATO itself provided support through its bodies such as the Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre (EADRCC).

Pandemics and international security: The outlook for NATO / Sonia Lucarelli; Francesco Moro; Alessandro Marrone. - ELETTRONICO. - (2022), pp. 1-120.

Pandemics and international security: The outlook for NATO

Sonia Lucarelli;Francesco Moro;Alessandro Marrone
2022

Abstract

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a multi-faced impact on Western societies, quickly moving from a health crisis to a broader phenomenon deeply affecting the socio-economic and political landscapes. Multilateral institutions had to cope with unprecedented challenges, while the pandemic exposed existing patterns of great power competition applied to the global race for personal protective equipment, vaccines, and relevant raw materials. Nations – at least initially – seemed to abandon well- established patterns of cooperation to revert to national solutions to this very global challenge. Global economy experienced disruptions in trade and in the functioning of the Global Value Chains (GVCs), as well as significant redistributions of wealth through drastic downs and ups of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) across the world. In less than two years, the pandemic experience prompted a deep revision of standard views on critical interdependencies, diversification, resilience of GVCs and security of supplies. When it comes to international security, the pandemic mostly acted as a catalyst of existing trends, such as the geopolitical competition between the United States (US) and China – which has worsened, also due to the outbreak of the disease. As for the armed forces, in several NATO countries including France, Italy and the United Kingdom (UK), they have been called to operate in support of civilian authorities to deal with Covid-related aspects such as field hospitals, logistics, law enforcement, Covid tests or the vaccines’ distribution – and NATO itself provided support through its bodies such as the Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre (EADRCC).
2022
120
978-1-954445-01-7
Pandemics and international security: The outlook for NATO / Sonia Lucarelli; Francesco Moro; Alessandro Marrone. - ELETTRONICO. - (2022), pp. 1-120.
Sonia Lucarelli; Francesco Moro; Alessandro Marrone
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