Interestingly, the behavior of various governments during the Covid-19 pandemic underlined the vulnerability of a globalized system of supply chains. It is clear that there are new rationales for protectionism, especially in light of unpredictable crises such as Covid-19. It is not the first time that the limits of globalization are challenged. In fact, after the financial crisis of 2009, there was a push to reverse some of the processes in global economic integration. Furthermore, Donald Trump’s discourse has paved the way for de-globalization of security structures. The question is whether the Covid-19 experience will lead the world towards a greater degree of de-globalization.
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