Publicatii | Brief Analysis - Politica La Est


What has happened in the international system of states in the last few weeks - practically from the end of October to the present - shows that the systemic crisis, the global liberal order, has deepened. Its virtual death was announced in a premonitory article signed by Richard Haas, president of the 'Council of Foreign Relations - USA', published on March 21, 2018. The Liberal World Order, RIP, was an obituary / realistically to the disappearance of agreements installed systemically after World War II and, especially, since the end of the Cold War. The author of the article makes clear - "liberal world order is not liberal nor global nor orderly".


Few have understood in Europe why the British political elite has resorted to the 'in or out EU' referendum in June 2016. Many thought it was, in particular, an internal political issue, the Conservatives trying to prolong their stay in government by silencing the Eurosceptics' voices of their own party; or the hubris of a post-imperial elite for whom the UK memory that once ruled over the seas and where 'Union Jack' flew globally for 24 hours only in the sun, and the 'indecency' of the Brussels directives seriously damaging this hegemonic instinct (especially as another hubris may lay behind them - the genesis of the so-called 'Fourth Reich') was suspected.

Again, about geopolitical storm - the "yellow vests" phenomenon

What seemed, at the initial stage, that is to say, in the early weekend of November 17, 2018, that it was just a fleeting rebellion over fuel prices, was not confirmed at the end of the next week when Paris and other cities Frenchmen have known manifestations of 'yellow vestS' of tens of thousands of people. In addition to peaceful protests, violent aspects, arson, clashes with the police, which used tear gas and arrested hundreds of protesters in large cities, were also recorded. The widening dimensions of these weekly demonstrations, their contagion to other states, quickly made it possible to talk about this phenomenon of "yellow vests" as one that highlighted the public opinion fracture in France and, in general, in Europe, the determined polarization by the neo-liberal policies of the EU, not least by the resurgence of a certain form of ominous nationalism in the liberal vision for the future of the continent.