Henry Kissinger über die größte Herausforderung des 21. Jahrhunderts Hat das westlich geprägte Wertesystem im 21. Jahrhundert angesichts aufstrebender Mächte mit gänzlich anderem Menschenbild und Gesellschaftskonzept als Basis einer Frieden stiftenden Weltordnung ausgedient? Henry Kissinger, über Jahrzehnte zentrale Figur der US-Außenpolitik und Autorität für Fragen der internationalen Beziehungen, sieht unsere Epoche vor existenziellen Herausforderungen angesichts zunehmender Spannungen. In der heutigen global eng vernetzten Welt wäre eine Ordnung vonnöten, die von Menschen unterschiedlicher Kultur, Geschichte und Tradition akzeptiert wird und auf einem Regelwerk beruht, das in der Lage ist, regionale wie globale Kriege einzudämmen. Der Autor analysiert die Entstehung der unterschiedlichen Ordnungssysteme etwa in China, den islamischen Ländern oder im Westen und unternimmt den Versuch, das Trennende zwischen ihnen zusammenzuführen und den Grundstein für eine zukünftige friedliche Weltordnung zu legen.
“Dazzling and instructive . . . [a] magisterial new book.” —Walter Isaacson, Time Henry Kissinger offers in World Order a deep meditation on the roots of international harmony and global disorder. Drawing on his experience as one of the foremost statesmen of the modern era—advising presidents, traveling the world, observing and shaping the central foreign policy events of recent decades—Kissinger now reveals his analysis of the ultimate challenge for the twenty-first century: how to build a shared international order in a world of divergent historical perspectives, violent conflict, proliferating technology, and ideological extremism. There has never been a true “world order,” Kissinger observes. For most of history, civilizations defined their own concepts of order. Each considered itself the center of the world and envisioned its distinct principles as universally relevant. China conceived of a global cultural hierarchy with the emperor at its pinnacle. In Europe, Rome imagined itself surrounded by barbarians; when Rome fragmented, European peoples refined a concept of an equilibrium of sovereign states and sought to export it across the world. Islam, in its early centuries, considered itself the world’s sole legitimate political unit, destined to expand indefinitely until the world was brought into harmony by religious principles. The United States was born of a conviction about the universal applicability of democracy—a conviction that has guided its policies ever since. Now international affairs take place on a global basis, and these historical concepts of world order are meeting. Every region participates in questions of high policy in every other, often instantaneously. Yet there is no consensus among the major actors about the rules and limits guiding this process or its ultimate destination. The result is mounting tension. Grounded in Kissinger’s deep study of history and his experience as national security advisor and secretary of state, World Order guides readers through crucial episodes in recent world history. Kissinger offers a unique glimpse into the inner deliberations of the Nixon administration’s negotiations with Hanoi over the end of the Vietnam War, as well as Ronald Reagan’s tense debates with Soviet Premier Gorbachev in Reykjavík. He offers compelling insights into the future of U.S.–China relations and the evolution of the European Union, and he examines lessons of the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Taking readers from his analysis of nuclear negotiations with Iran through the West’s response to the Arab Spring and tensions with Russia over Ukraine, World Order anchors Kissinger’s historical analysis in the decisive events of our time. Provocative and articulate, blending historical insight with geopolitical prognostication, World Order is a unique work that could come only from a lifelong policy maker and diplomat.
Global governance is here--but not where most people think. This book presents the far-reaching argument that not only should we have a new world order but that we already do. Anne-Marie Slaughter asks us to completely rethink how we view the political world. It's not a collection of nation states that communicate through presidents, prime ministers, foreign ministers, and the United Nations. Nor is it a clique of NGOs. It is governance through a complex global web of "government networks." Slaughter provides the most compelling and authoritative description to date of a world in which government officials--police investigators, financial regulators, even judges and legislators--exchange information and coordinate activity across national borders to tackle crime, terrorism, and the routine daily grind of international interactions. National and international judges and regulators can also work closely together to enforce international agreements more effectively than ever before. These networks, which can range from a group of constitutional judges exchanging opinions across borders to more established organizations such as the G8 or the International Association of Insurance Supervisors, make things happen--and they frequently make good things happen. But they are underappreciated and, worse, underused to address the challenges facing the world today. The modern political world, then, consists of states whose component parts are fast becoming as important as their central leadership. Slaughter not only describes these networks but also sets forth a blueprint for how they can better the world. Despite questions of democratic accountability, this new world order is not one in which some "world government" enforces global dictates. The governments we already have at home are our best hope for tackling the problems we face abroad, in a networked world order.
Das Interesse der Historiker am Thema Menschenrechte beschränkte sich lange Zeit auf ideengeschichtliche Aspekte. Seit kurzem mehren sich jedoch empirische Studien, die zeigen, dass die Fragen nach einem historisch tragfähigen Begriff der Menschenrechte, nach ihrer Genese und Periodisierung neu gestellt werden müssen. Der vorliegende Band nimmt die Entwicklung der Menschenrechte seit dem Ende des Zweiten Weltkrieges vor dem Hintergrund des Kalten Krieges, der Dekolonisierung und der Zäsur von 1989/90 in den Blick. Dabei zeigt sich nicht nur, wie vielfältig die Akteure waren, die Inhalt und Begriff der Menschenrechte entwickelten und zu ihrem Aufstieg beitrugen, sondern auch, wie formbar dieses Instrument war und ist. Mit Beiträgen und Kommentaren von David Abraham, Rafael Biermann, Marco Duranti, Jan Eckel, Norbert Frei, Marc Frey, Philipp Gassert, Constantin Goschler, Atina Grossmann, Kathrin Kollmeier, Daniel Levy, Ulrike Lindner, Regula Ludi, Daniel Maul, Anja Mihr, Mary Nolan, Dominik Rigoll, Miriam Rürup, Klaus Scharioth, Shimon Stein, Stefan Troebst, Ernst Wawra, Annette Weinke, Eric Weitz und Lora Wildenthal.
Schmutzige Bomben mit radioaktivem Fallout, Giftgasanschläge, blutige Aufstände der Muslime und Afroamerikaner, Attentate auf die Präsidenten - die Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika versinken im Chaos und müssen zehntausende von Opfern beklagen. Obendrein verhängt der Präsident das Kriegsrecht und befiehlt der Armee, sämtliche Waffen einzuziehen, die sich in Privatbesitz befinden. Die Waffenbesitzer weigern sich unter Berufung auf den Zweiten Zusatz zur US-Verfassung und sind bereit, das ihnen zustehende Recht notfalls gewaltsam zu verteidigen. Die Regierung fordert sämtliche Bürger auf, sich einen Chip implantieren zu lassen, der alle Daten jedes Bürgers enthält und ihm so - so sagen die Befürworter - leichteren Zugang ermöglicht zu Krankenversicherungen und anderen Leistungen. Seine Gegner sehen in ihm ihn Zeichen des Bösen und lehnen den Chip ab. Jede Form von Auflehnung wird grausam bestraft.Wer den Chip nicht tragen will, soll hingerichtet werden, sagt die Regierung. Die Armee weigert sich, Amerikaner zu töten. Daraufhin befiehlt der Präsident, UNO-Truppen ins Land zu holen, um ihre Anordnungen durchzusetzen. Ein Bürgerkrieg riesigen Ausmaßes scheint unausweichlich. Genau das jedoch ist das Ziel von ein paar Handvoll der reichsten und mächtigsten Menschen dieser Welt, die jedes Attentat und jeden Anschlag befehlen: die Errichtung einer neuen Weltordnung. Ein paar loyale Amerikaner lehnen sich dagegen auf und verstecken sich vor ihren Häschern in den unüberschaubaren Höhlensystemen von Missouri, bereit, es mit einer schier unüberwindlichen Übermacht aufzunehmen... Der US-amerikanische Schriftsteller W. R. Benton beschreibt in seinem düsteren Thriller Das Zeichen des Tiers (dem Auftakt zur Reihe New World Order) eine dystpoische Near-Future-Vision - kompromisslos, schnell und atemberaubend dicht erzählt: Ein Muss für jeden Liebhaber moderner Pulp-Literatur!
"Conceiving the New World Order promises to explore the consequences of making reproduction central to social theory in general, and it delivers on its promise abundantly. The feminist vision here is large, theoretically incisive, detailed, empirically deep, and politically inspiring. I will use these essays in teaching and research, but most of all in striving to inhabit the New World Order as a post-natal, born-again feminist."--Donna Haraway, University of California, Santa Cruz "A stunning collection that shifts the anthropology of reproduction onto the terrain of power, where it belongs. Conceiving the New World Order not only redefines reproduction by linking the body to the body politic but also shows the value of careful historical, social, and cultural analysis of the connection between the local and the global. It has much to teach anyone who wants to know how pregnancy, parenting, birth control, population policies, demography, and the new reproductive technologies shape and are shaped by women and the world."--Lila Abu-Lughod, author of Writing Women's Worlds: Bedouin Stories
Theodore Roosevelt and World Order presents a new understanding of TR's political philosophy while shedding light on some of today's most vexing foreign policy dilemmas. Most know that Roosevelt served as New York police commissioner during the 1890s, warring on crime while sponsoring reforms that reflected his good-government convictions. Later Roosevelt became an accomplished diplomat. Yet it has escaped attention that TR's perspectives on domestic and foreign affairs fused under the legal concept of "police power." This gap in our understanding of Roosevelt's career deserves to be filled. Why? TR is strikingly relevant to our own age. His era shares many features with that of the twenty-first century, notably growing economic interdependence, failed states unable or unwilling to discharge their sovereign responsibilities, and terrorism from an international anarchist movement that felled Roosevelt's predecessor, William McKinley. Roosevelt exercised his concept of police power to manage the newly acquired Philippines and Cuba, to promote Panama's independence from Colombia, and to defuse international crises in Venezuela and Morocco. Since the end of the Cold War, and especially in the post-9/11 era, American statesmen and academics have been grappling with the problem of how to buoy up world order. While not all of Roosevelt's philosophy is applicable to today's world, this book provides useful historical examples of international intervention and a powerful analytical tool for understanding how a great power should respond to world events.
A unique, research-based study of the Kuwait Petroleum Corporation and the role it plays in Kuwait's effort to integrate itself into the world economy as an autonomous actor, not as another dependent commodity exporter.
J. L. Black's latest work is a rich and carefully crafted attempt to expose the textures of Russia's perceptions of itself and its place in the world. Based almost entirely on Russian sources, Vladimir Putin and the New World Order argues that to understand Russian foreign policymaking, international situations must be viewed through the prism of Russian analysts and officials.
This collection of essays and reviews represents the most significant and comprehensive writing on Shakespeare's A Comedy of Errors. Miola's edited work also features a comprehensive critical history, coupled with a full bibliography and photographs of major productions of the play from around the world. In the collection, there are five previously unpublished essays. The topics covered in these new essays are women in the play, the play's debt to contemporary theater, its critical and performance histories in Germany and Japan, the metrical variety of the play, and the distinctly modern perspective on the play as containing dark and disturbing elements. To compliment these new essays, the collection features significant scholarship and commentary on The Comedy of Errors that is published in obscure and difficulty accessible journals, newspapers, and other sources. This collection brings together these essays for the first time.
How Entrepreneurship, Globalization, and Borderless Business are Reshaping China and the World
Author: Zhibin Gu,William Ratliff
Publisher: Fultus Corporation
Category: Business & Economics
Get the inside story from a Chinese journalist/consultant about China's surge under globalization and capitalism. This second volume of a trilogy covers (1) political-economic trends; (2) Chinese multinationals vs. global giants; (3) trade, the yuan, banking, insurance, and the stock market; and (4) issues with Taiwan, the West, India, and Japan.
In The Historical Foundations of World Order: the Tower and the Arena, Douglas M. Johnston has drawn on a 45 year career as one of the world s most prolific academics in the development of international law and public policy and 5 years of exhaustive research to produce a comprehensive and highly nuanced examination of the historical precursors, intellectual developments, and philosophical frameworks that have guided the progress of world order through recorded history and across the globe, from pre-classical antiquity to the present day. By illuminating the personalities and identifying the controversies behind the great advancements in international legal thought and weaving this into the context of more conventionally known history, Johnston presents a unique understanding of how peoples and nations have sought regularity, justice and order across the ages. This book will appeal to a wide spectrum of readers, from lawyers interested in the historical background of familiar concepts, to curriculum developers for law schools and history faculties, to general interest readers wanting a wider perspective on the history of civilization.Winner 2009 ASIL Certificate of Merit for a Preeminent Contribution to Creative Scholarship
The classic study of post-Cold War international relations, more relevant than ever in the post-9/11 world, with a new foreword by Zbigniew Brzezinski. Since its initial publication, The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order has become a classic work of international relations and one of the most influential books ever written about foreign affairs. An insightful and powerful analysis of the forces driving global politics, it is as indispensable to our understanding of American foreign policy today as the day it was published. As former National Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski says in his new foreword to the book, it “has earned a place on the shelf of only about a dozen or so truly enduring works that provide the quintessential insights necessary for a broad understanding of world affairs in our time.” Samuel Huntington explains how clashes between civilizations are the greatest threat to world peace but also how an international order based on civilizations is the best safeguard against war. Events since the publication of the book have proved the wisdom of that analysis. The 9/11 attacks and wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have demonstrated the threat of civilizations but have also shown how vital international cross-civilization cooperation is to restoring peace. As ideological distinctions among nations have been replaced by cultural differences, world politics has been reconfigured. Across the globe, new conflicts—and new cooperation—have replaced the old order of the Cold War era. The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order explains how the population explosion in Muslim countries and the economic rise of East Asia are changing global politics. These developments challenge Western dominance, promote opposition to supposedly “universal” Western ideals, and intensify intercivilization conflict over such issues as nuclear proliferation, immigration, human rights, and democracy. The Muslim population surge has led to many small wars throughout Eurasia, and the rise of China could lead to a global war of civilizations. Huntington offers a strategy for the West to preserve its unique culture and emphasizes the need for people everywhere to learn to coexist in a complex, multipolar, muliticivilizational world.
What if the United States of America had a secret destiny that was known by only an enlightened few? Did any of the founding fathers belong to any secret societies? Why are there pagan gods and ancient symbols all over Washington, D.C.? Could any of this affect your life today? Over the last century, the United States of America has transformed itself from a sovereign nation into a global empire without borders. In Ameroca's New World Order: A Global Atlantis for the Age of Aquarius, author Chris Tyson uncovers the true purpose of America known over a century before 1776. By understanding our nation's hidden past, the future of America's relationship to the rest of the world becomes clear. The founding fathers chose this country's destiny over 250 years ago. Now, you must choose your eternal destiny, with or without God. Once you read this book, you will never see America in the same light. Chris Tyson received his bachelor's in criminology from the University of Florida. He has received training from the following agencies: the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the Energetic Materials Research and Testing Center, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the National Emergency Response and Rescue Training Center, and the Office of State and Local Government Coordination Preparedness. He was a past member of the American Society for Industrial Security. Visit www.AmerocasNewWorldOrder.com to purchase more copies of the book, to view updates on the globalist's agenda, and to contact the author.