Covid-19 Impact on International Relations

Author:Adrian Beteringhe, Marian-Cosmin Pieptea, Mirela Arsith, Filip Stanciu
Position:Associate Professor, PhD, Danubius University of Galati, Romania/Student, Faculty of Communication and International Relations, Master of security management in international relations, Danubius University of Galati, Romania/Associate Professor, PhD, Danubius University of Galati, Romania/Associate Professor, PhD, Danubius University of Galati,...
Pages:249-255
ISSN: 2067 9211 International Relations in the Contemporary World. Geopolitics and Diplomacy
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Covid-19 Impact on International Relations
Adrian Beteringhe1, Marian-Cosmin Pieptea2, Mirela Arsith3, Filip Stanciu4
Abstract: As a result of the spread of in fection with the new Coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout the world,
the social impact can create more problems than the virus itself. The outbreak of panic is the essential element
in the spate of problems. Disruptions in international trade, availability of resources and goods lead to
disruptions in international relations. COVID-19 demonstrated the limitations of political systems in
addressing such outbreaks.
Keywords: New Coronavirus; panic; disruptions; crisis; international relations.
1. Introduction
In December 2019, a disease caused by a new type of coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), called Covid-19,
was identified in Wuhan, China. In January 2020 it spread rapidly to other areas of China and isolated
in some member states of the European Union (Kampf, G., 2020).
Between February 2020 and March 2020, all EU Member States had reported cases of Covid-19.
Subsequently, the entire planet was covered, the number being constantly growing.
Currently (25.04.2020) according to data presented by
https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/#countries cases of infection with Covid-19 have reached
2850853, 198116 people have died and the affected countries have reached a number of 210 (WHO,
Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV). Situation Report 97, 2020). The World Health Organization is
coordinating the global response against Covid-19. In March 2020, the O.M.S. declared Covid-19 a
global pandemic (WHO Director-Generals opening remarks, March 2020 and Cucinotta, D. &
Vanelli, M., 2020).
1Associate Professor, PhD, Danubius University of Galati, Romania, Address: 3 Galati Blvd., Galati 800654, Romania, Tel.:
+40372361102, Romania, Coresponding author:adrianbeteringhe@univ-danubius.ro.
2 Student, Faculty of Communication and International Relations, Master o f security management in international relations,
Danubius University of Galati, Romania, Address: 3 Galati Blvd., Galati 800654, Romania, Tel.: +40372361102.
3 Associate Professor, PhD, Danubius University of Galati, Romania, Address: 3 Galati Blvd., Galati 800654, Romania, Tel.:
+40372361102, Romania, E-mail: stanciufilip@univ-danubius.ro.
4 Associate Professor, PhD, Danubius University of Galati, Romania, Address: 3 Galati Blvd., Galati 800654, Romania, Tel.:
+40372361102, Romania, E-mail: arsith.mirela@univ-danubius.ro.

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