[Asie / Pacifique] CO20157 | Global Health Security: COVID-19 and Its Impacts – BRI and Indo-Pacific: Geopolitics of Multilateralism?

Autrices : Nazia HussainAmalina Anuar :

  • Nazia Hussain is a Senior Analyst with the Centre for Multilateralism Studies (CMS) at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. Prior to joining RSIS, she interned at the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (HD), Singapore. She holds a BA in International Politics and History from Jacobs University, Germany; and a MSc in Asian Studies from RSIS. Her research interests include Indian Ocean Security; Sino-Indian Relations; ASEAN and regional security; Insurgency in Northeast India and its trans-national linkages.
  • Amalina Anuar is a Research Analyst with the Centre for Multilateralism Studies (CMS) at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. Prior to joining RSIS, she interned in the Foreign Policy and Security Studies Department at the Institute of Strategic and International Studies Malaysia and was a writer for publications such as the Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers’ Banking Insight magazine. Her research interests include the digital economy and the trade, (geo)politics and foreign policy developments in that sphere; global and regional trade governance; as well as Malaysian economic foreign policy. Amalina possesses a BA from Monash University and completed her MSc in International Political Economy at RSIS.

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Date : 13 août 2020.

The Belt and Road Initiative, and the Free and Open Indo-Pacific, have new dimensions and new players. But how are these concepts unfolding, and will they move past existing pitfalls?

BOTH THE Free and Open Indo-Pacific (FOIP) and the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)
are being updated for a post-pandemic world. Yet while crisis provokes, it also reveals.
The pandemic is not only laying bare innovations in multilateral mechanisms, but also
illuminating the strengths and weaknesses undergirding these strategies — ones that
are intrinsic to greater cohesion within these mechanisms.

In recent months, Beijing has switched gears to highlight the Digital Silk Road (DSR)
and Health Silk Road (HSR) — two pre-pandemic initiatives that have gained new
credence as the physical BRI gets put on pause. The DSR could make further inroads
globally as the pandemic accelerates digitalisation. But as it covers a range of issues,
from e-commerce and smart cities to 5G networks, progress will be uneven.

Source : Nazia Hussain, Amalina Anuar, « CO20157 | Global Health Security: COVID-19 and Its Impacts – BRI and Indo-Pacific: Geopolitics of Multilateralism? », RSIS Commentary, 13/08/2020. URL : https://www.rsis.edu.sg/rsis-publication/cms/global-health-security-covid-19-and-its-impacts-bri-and-indo-pacific-geopolitics-of-multilateralism/#.XzvJ28Azapq (consulté le 18/08/2020).

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