Our global Public Policy Practice meets several times a week to examine the profound and transformative effect of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). We bring a sharp focus to how our multidisciplinary team can counsel our clients in responding to the pandemic.
During a recent call, we asked our colleague and former US Ambassador Frank G. Wisner to comment on the geopolitical consequences of COVID-19. With a diplomatic career spanning four decades and eight US presidents, Ambassador Wisner’s response was sobering and impactful. His attention on the pandemic’s acceleration of four pre-existing trends is instructive to governments and multinational companies alike.