The World HandCOV’d: UK - Strategic dilemmas facing the UK in the post-corona world

he pandemic of the new coronavirus is on everyone’s mind. Besides the conspicuous immediate implications for our personal lives the unprecedented events unfolding in front of us seem to have historical magnitude. Even though most analysts agree that the global outbreak of the coronavirus, as a virological phenomenon, is in itself hardly a game-changer for world affairs, it looks increasingly likely that the repercussions of the reactions by governments around the globe will have a significant impact on the international system beyond the pandemic. Among the multitude of ongoing transformations, some will accelerate while others might slow down, take a halt or change direction. But since hardly any of them are likely to remain completely unaffected, it is fair to say that international politics as a whole have fallen captive to COVID-19.

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Venue: Zoom; Minsk Dialogue’s Facebook page

Format: Virtual panel discussion

Working languages: English and Russian

Organizers: Minsk Dialogue Council on International Relations (Belarus), Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS Belarus) (Germany) and GCRF COMPASS (UK)

The pandemic disruption is not likely to change our world altogether, but it will clearly have profound geopolitical implications, including for international security. In order to understand those possible implications, the Minsk Dialogue Council on International Relations and KAS Belarus are launching a series of virtual panels that will zoom in on strategic dilemmas facing key pillars of international security in the post-corona world.

This online event will look at the United Kingdom:

  • What specific security and geopolitical circumstances does the UK find itself in after Brexit and at the time of the pandemic disruption? 
  • What major security policy dilemmas is the UK facing now and is likely to face as the Covid-19 crisis is over?
  • How will Brexit and the pandemic and its longer-term effects impact the UK’s status and role in the international system? 
  • What strategic implications will the (non)changing UK’s role in the world have for Euro-Atlantic and Eurasian security?

Please join us for this online panel, which will be held via Zoom and live-streamed on the Minsk Dialogue’s Facebook page. To ask a question, please use the chat, which will be available during the event. Registration is required to join the Zoom session.

Please use the following link to register for the event:

Simultaneous interpretation into Russian will be provided in Zoom.


Prof. Elena Korosteleva

Professor of International Politics, Director of the Global Europe Centre and PI GCRF COMPASS project, University of Kent, UK

Mr. Tinko Weibezahl

Department of European and International Cooperation, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Germany

Ms. Alexandra Murphy

Visiting Fellow, Minsk Dialogue Council on International Relations, UK-Belarus


Mr. Jakob Wöllenstein

Director Country Office Belarus, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Germany

Mr. Yauheni Preiherman

Director, Minsk Dialogue Council on International Relations, Belarus

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