Topic: Disaster and disaster management. Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests. Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora.
7. Post COVID-19 crisis, the world would witness changes in the geopolitical and geo-economic order. In this context, discuss how the changes can occur across the global institutions and regions.(250 words)
Reference: The Hindu
Why this question:
The question is amidst the possible geopolitical and geo-economic order that the world would witness owing to the COVID-19 scenario.
Key demand of the question:
Explain the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on the entire world with special focus on the effect it brings to global institutions and regions..
Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.
Structure of the answer:
Briefly elaborate on the ‘new normal’ brought by the COVID -19 pandemic.
To start with, Discuss in brief, what are the new geo political and Geo economic order shifts the pandemic brought. Explain the effect of it on the institutional changes with focus on WHO, UNSC etc. Bring out in detail how the changes are varied across the regions-West, Europe and Asia etc.
Conclude with a forward looking approach.