With the Covid-19 pandemic forcing much of our lives online, many scholars wondered if diplomacy would also transform into a digital phenomenon. In this article, Eva questions whether multilateral summits are still fundamental to diplomacy, arguing that these in-person occaisons are essential for harmonious international relations as they “trigger the mass public’s attention and can be strategically used as a means of public diplomacy
Every crisis China faces has the ability to strengthen or undermine the grip the Chinese Communist Party has over the state. What was the impact of COVID-19? Eva suggests that over the last year popular distrust and anger has transformed into national solidarity and pride, with party and popular nationalism being the key driver of this process.