In the case of not achieving it, the Country Email List damage would be equally great. I cannot imagine Russia knowingly taking such a risk and, in that sense, I suppose it is convinced that it is on the right track. But this self-perception could be misleading. Will the Country Email List vaccine, as a lubricant of global alliances, pave the way for a new world order? Which countries are likely to benefit from this? Why the investigation of a vaccine against the Country Email List coronavirus became the new battlefield of geopolitics?
The development of vaccines, a strategic issue to Country Email List overcome this crisis of the century, is indeed what we used to call "global collective goods". That is, the production of material or immaterial goods that are essential for much of the Country Email List world, such as international security, free trade routes or an intact environment. Those who were leaders in the manufacture of these products traditionally determined international policy in other Country Email List areas as well. Those were, in a way, the tools of the hegemonic countries.
If vaccines are the new global collective Country Email List goods, it is not surprising that a race for them has begun. However, there are two arguments that must be kept separate. Some say that this pandemic makes us see that we necessarily need to Country Email List think globally, that we need, in a way, a global structural policy on these global health issues. The counter-argument says that now each country is mainly concerned with itself. I don't think it is defined which argument will triumph. But if the second wins, then we really have a confrontation between Country Email List countries, with all the ensuing consequences. This is likely to benefit no one in the long run.