In this week's episode of The Long View we survey the international landscape. I'm joined by Greg Sheridan, foreign editor at The Australian since 1992, and Michael Bachelard, editor and former Indonesia correspondent for The Age. We discuss the good, the bad and the ugly of globalisation for Australia in the time of Coronavirus.
COVID-19 has brought the globalisation project under an intense level of scrutiny. International borders are closed and nations are responding to the virus independently. The WHO is under fire, supply chains disrupted and the future of trade and tourism shrouded in doubt.
Proponents of globalisation say it can be resuscitated post-COVID, while critics say our level of global integration can never be the same again. More importantly, what version of globalisation would be in Australia's best interests on the other side of this crisis?
We get stuck into Canberra, Beijing, Jakarta, Geneva, Washington and more. Are we ready for a world post COVID-19 or terribly underprepared?
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