A vacuum in the global leadership and the failure of multilateral organizations have compounded the strategic shock that the world is experiencing after the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, according to top global experts.

Unlike the past crises and more so the recent Great Recession that hit the world from 2007-2009, when the U.S. led the G20 to find solutions, the countries have to deal with the current crisis themselves.

The experts said new political and social realities are awaiting the world, once it comes out of the lockdown. The realities will also test the resilience of global leaders,

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