NEW DELHI, Aug. 19 -- The most critical issues of our time transcend national borders. Fresh air, like dirty air, flows freely between countries. Polluted streams flow from one country into the next. And when oceans get polluted or fish populations die off, it impacts people from many nations.

In recent months, we have also seen that the novel coronavirus respects no borders. If the ability to confront this virus within countries isn't hard enough, international cooperation is stretching us to the limit.

Not only has COVID-19 created a public health crisis, but it has also exposed just how interdependent and vulnerable the economy is.

Supply chains are truly global, and consumer demand is shaped by international tastes and preferences. S...