Humphrey Hawksley
Humphrey Hawksley
Humphrey Hawksley is an Asia specialist. His book Asian Waters: The Struggle in the Asia-Pacific and the Strategy of Chinese Expansion is published this month.

Far from encouraging unity, the crisis has exacerbated antagonism, with the UN embroiled in superpower rivalry, the EU lacking a cohesive strategy and divisions in many countries over how to handle the pandemic.


Multilateral institutions, namely the UN and EU, need reforms that limit the powers dominant nations have flaunted and which address the concerns of the discontented. They should also stop stereotyping China and Russia, pushing them to set up a rival order