Dec 8, 2010

Diplomacy - the new world order?

The question of the new world order or rather a New World Order (NWO) was a central issue of the must read book Diplomacy written by Henry Kissinger in 1994. So far sixteen years have passed by the Soveit Union is gone most of the Eastern Block is part of the EU and China has passed Germany as the third largest economy of the world.

So where do we stand now? Do we have a New World Order?

The answer is of course not simple and probably only historians will be able to tell some decades later, but the trends we see are certainly of great interest. The official body of diplomatic communication and of relations between states the United Nations is certainly not in harmony with a NWO. I say this because the Security Council the only body of the UN which can bring mandatory legislation is built up in a way that it represents an old world, the world of two super powers on the international playground. I believe that the Security Council's build up should be revised to reflect more properly the current political balances in the world.

One of the reasons why I am writing about this right now is the fact that Russia and India have developed the fastest cruise missile together. This is an emerging cooperation and alliance between two countries, which by their size, political and economic influence have to be heard. In Kissinger's book the author describes Russia as a state that has to find its place in the international setting after the collapse of the Soviet Union. I believe that Russia with leadership from Vladimir Putin has defined its role as a major player in international politics and has shown the world through its "gas politics" that it can have a major effect on world economy. Naturally there is also a downside to this the fact that russian economy relies mostly on natural resource, which of course are not endless. With the 2014 Winter Olympic games and the 2018 Football World Cup in Russia there is a possibility to take their economy in a new direction with more emphasis on the service sector.

India the other cooperator in the BrahMos missile project on the other hand has not yet shown a great influence on the world stage. In my view it is very hard for India to define its position. India was a leader of the non-aligned countries movement in the years of the cold war. It is a country of great economic power and the fact that it has the second largest population on the planet makes it a country with great growth potential. India has been focusing for many years on regional international politics especially on its conflict with neighbouring Pakistan. I think it is big step for India to be involved in joint military projects with Russia perhaps the first big step in creating a long lasting alliance that could raise India to greater international prominance. It is important to mention that India is not a permanent member of the Security Council, which lessens its influence on the international stage.

Apart from the two nesmaking nation (Russia and India) that sparked my thoughts the key players of the NWO are of course the USA, China and EU countries (not all of course)...

thoughts on the NWO are to be continued ....

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