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Pandemic, Vaccines and Power

In this short opinion piece, Eduard Soler, one of the project’s network members from CIDOB, explores the geopolitcs of the vaccines, thematic under which he is developing his article for the JMAN2.

According to Soler, “the Covid-19 crisis has accelerated geopolitical dynamics that were in place before the pandemic. The global centre of gravity has shifted towards Asia, with China’s status as a great power strengthened and India’s steady rise continuing. At the same time, multilateral institutions are being challenged.”


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Keywords: pandemic, Covid-19, vaccine, geopolitics, China, Russia, EU, multilateralism, COVAX, multipolarity.



This opinion piece was written in the context of the Jean Monnet Atlantic Network 2.0 project and in the preparation of an article on the subject. The European Commission’s support for the production of this publication does not constitute an endorsement of the contents, which reflect the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.



The subject was also debated in a conversation streamed on YouTube with Rafael Vilasanjuan, director of Analysis and Global Development in ISGLOBAL. The video was held in spanish.





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