Covid-19 – How the World will look like in the post-COVID-19 time


  • Bilawal Abbas University of Karachi
  • Tafazal Kumail College of Tourism and Service Management, Nankai University, Tianjin, China
  • Farah Sadiq Guangxi University


COVID-19, Globalization, geostrategic competition, liberal world order,


Covid-19 is providing a landmark scenario for the global order and system. The rule-based global order, which got developed during the Cold war and triumphed right after the disintegration of the Soviet Union, is now facing the first-ever jolt from the uncooperative and inflexible role of the nation-states across the globe. Hurting all the major economies, Covid-19 is also bringing an era that will be more authoritarian, and less liberal, including more open geostrategic competition and rivalry across the globe. The geostrategic rivalry and competition have already begun in the second decade of this century between the existing superpower America and the rising power China. The initial point of this competition is Washington’s policy of Pivot to Asia and Beijing’s ambitious initiative of Belt & Road Initiative, and then subsequent trade war and other making and breaking of alliances across the world. However, the post-pandemic era will make all these strategies explicit and open. However, the current study concluded that these strategic great games, technology, big data, cloud computing, Artifical Intellengence will be playing the dominant role, and these phenomena will be the ultimate deciding factors in determining the future of the world.

Author Biographies

Bilawal Abbas, University of Karachi

MS student, Department of IR, University of Karachi, Pakistan

Tafazal Kumail, College of Tourism and Service Management, Nankai University, Tianjin, China

Teaching/ Postdoctoral research fellow at College of Tourism and Service Management, Nankai University, Tianjin, China


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