Post-Pandemic Asia: A New Normal for Regional Security?

Linking Economic and Security Factors and Policies After the Pandemic

by Niklas Swanström


The Sars-CoV-2 pandemic (also called Corona pandemic in this chapter) is a challenge that most states are still struggling to handle. Originating in Wuhan, China, the pandemic is spreading and affecting the entire world. Arguably, to date it has hit Brazil and the U.S. the hardest. From the outset it appears as though East Asia has been much more successful than many other parts of the world in managing this pandemic, but the threat to states and their respective citizens still looms large, and globalisation and state interaction have fundamentally changed.

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