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Analysing Covid-19 as a Modern Strategy in International Power Game

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dc.contributor.author Fernando, KERL
dc.contributor.author Fernando, R
dc.date.accessioned 2020-12-31T11:49:25Z
dc.date.available 2020-12-31T11:49:25Z
dc.date.issued 2020
dc.identifier.uri http://ir.kdu.ac.lk/handle/345/2810
dc.description.abstract ‘New Coronavirus’ or ‘COVID-19’ is identified as a ‘pandemic’ by the World Health Organization. Apart from the concerns on health security of world population, this pandemic was able to create chaos in the international power game since Western politics accused China for the invention of the virus. However, who is responsible? is yet a mystery to be resolved. Therefore, the problem statement of this study is to find out “whether COVID-19 is a bioweapon China used as a modern strategy in world power game?”. In order to find feasible solutions, this study consists of the research questions of; whether ‘COVID-19’ is a natural virus? Or an artificially constructed virus? Or a virus invented to be used as a biological weapon? the pros and cons for China as a result of ‘COVID-19’? With these, the weightage of this research will be more to reveal the pragmatism behind accusations inline to international power game. Therefore, the objective of this study is to analyse the relevance of this pandemic in international power game. It is also important to note that this is an explorative study and in order to achieve the research goals, the research methodology adopted in this study is qualitative, based on secondary sources of media and internet. Ultimately, it is the prime objective of this study is to understand new global geopolitical realities of superpowers by means of soft power rivalry and further to navigate its’ impact on State security. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Covid-19 en_US
dc.subject Biological Weapon en_US
dc.subject International Power Game en_US
dc.title Analysing Covid-19 as a Modern Strategy in International Power Game en_US
dc.type Article Full Text en_US
dc.identifier.journal KDU IRC en_US
dc.identifier.pgnos 104-110 en_US


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