Vaccines will shape the new geopolitical order
The gulf between haves and have-nots is only growing. The pandemic has intensified the global North-South divide. Wealthy western states are starting to move towards herd immunity whilst poorer countries wait for vaccines. Simon Frankel Pratt and Jamie Levin explore how the small number of countries producing their own immunisations are changing the geopolitical stratosphere — and signs that those without vaccines are exposed to diplomatic coercion are already starting to show.
From Foreign Policy