On December 7-8, the Valdai Discussion Club hosts the 12th Asian Conference, titled “Russia and Asia in a Changing World Order”.
The global coronavirus pandemic has changed the international political and economic landscape in Asia and influenced the behaviour of states. Each of them had to choose their own unique recipe for protecting the population from disease and adapting the economic system to its consequences. Some countries have taken the path of transport and economic closure. Others remained more open to the world, but also inevitably faced the consequences of universal comparative autarchy. Objective of the session: to highlight and discuss the main consequences of the pandemic for the Asian region, both in general and at the level of individual states.