Persistent Issues in "The New World Order"

  • Randolf David


The "New World Order" is the term that US president George Bush uses to refer to the international configuration which has resulted from a series of crucial events: the rise of Gorbachev, perestroika, and glasnost; the signing of the intermediate nuclear forces (INF) treaty reducing nuclear arms; the spread of people power democratization movements everywhere; the collapse of the command economies and communist regimes in the Eastern bloc; the unification of Germany; the forging of a consensus among the superpowers on how to handle Saddam; and the extraordinary display of American military might in a decisively won high-tech war against a recalcitrant Third World nation.