When the coronavirus outbreak started to spread around the world in February, there were a lot of debates about the pandemic's potential implications on world politics and the international system. Some thought that the outbreak will be transformative for the international system. According to them, the outbreak could change the balance of power in the world by changing the main dynamics. However, their viewpoints were challenged by a different group of scholars.
The rise of institutional economics brought the quality of participatory social and economic institutions to the fore as a crucial prerequisite for sustainable development, as well as an alleviation of income disparities.
The positive atmosphere of Trump's visit to China may not help the U.S. re-engage the realities of the global system, but it is a good start
Trump's visit to five countries in Asia is a good opportunity for the U.S. to restore diplomatic ties with regional countries