Two of America's leading national security experts offer the most definitive account of the global impact of COVID-19 and the political shock waves for the world order in the 21st Century.
Colin Kahl was VP Joe Biden's national security advisor from 2013-2017 and a frequent contributor to CNN and MSNBC. Thomas Wright is a senior fellow at Brookings and a contributing writer at The Atlantic.
Colin Kahl and Thomas Wright offer insights and frameworks
likely to be of enduring value ... well-written and
well-documented." --Financial Times "National security experts
Colin Kahl and Thomas Wright provide a clear-eyed look at the
devastating impact that COVID-19 had on the world's political
stage." --Variety COVID-19 has fundamentally changed the
international order, and Aftershocks is essential reading
for anyone who wants to understand what that means for the future.
Written by two of America's leading strategists, this ambitious and
engaging book puts the pandemic in historical context and makes an
important case for how, in the wake of this crisis, we can build a
better international system. --Madeleine K. Albright Colin
Kahl and Tom Wright are two of our nation's leading analysts of
geopolitics and American foreign policy. Aftershocks will
provide a vital first take on the global response to COVID-19, the
worldwide consequences of the pandemic, and what it all means for
the future of international order. --Susan Rice "US
Physician Larry Brilliant once said, 'Outbreaks are inevitable.
Epidemics are optional.' Aftershocks is a timely, gripping,
and necessary call to action, showing the steps governments,
international organizations and citizens must take to provide a
more reliable and sustainable security for us all. --Samantha
"If you want to understand how and why the pandemic is reshaping the international order and revealing the dangers of unchecked nationalism, Aftershocks is the place to start. Informed by history, reporting, and a truly global perspective, this is an indispensable first draft of history and blueprint for how we can move forward." --Ben Rhodes A timely, insightful and sobering book by two of the most astute current observers of the United States role in international affairs. The analysis should give everyone who cares about the conduct of American foreign policy pause for thought. Their recommendations offer a critical path forward for future U.S. Administrations. --Fiona Hill "The coronavirus pandemic has accelerated and exposed the pre-existing conditions of an already-fading international order. I can't think of two better observers to help us understand this profound moment of transition, or what it means for American strategy, than Colin Kahl and Tom Wright. Aftershocks promises to be an extraordinarily valuable book, as important as it will be timely." --William J. Burns