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.

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