Author: Radu Magdin
Amid the growing uncertainty brought about by the coronavirus pandemic, as well as the anticipated economic and social fallout, there are very few issues that can generate consensus across the political spectrum. One such issue is the sustained attack against liberalism, and the fundamental freedoms of liberal democracies more broadly, that the pandemic underlines and exacerbates. Unless liberal forces find a way to strike back, the rise of populism that Europe has witnessed in the past decade will be nothing compared to what will come in the aftermath of the Covid-19 crisis. In addition to sound policies, finding the most effective strategic communication approaches should be at the top of the liberal agenda. This policy brief will introduce a few crucial elements for a successful liberal StratCom in the post-Covid world.