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May 2019- State of Europe and of the World - 3

Here are some conclusions:

1. In Europe there is a strong inertia of the old post-cold war narrative of the future building on shared values ​​(neoliberal) and not on the power policy, a vector imposed by the new US orientation under the Trump administration; this is particularly noticeable in the case of small countries among both political and military officials and international security experts;

2. There is a strong reaction to the signals received on the conciliation with Russia by the major European powers (Germany): the case of Russia's readmission to the Parliament of the Council of Europe on 17 May a.m. ;

3. The US-China dispute, for the time being only focused on trade, has gained visible signs of a hegemony struggle between the hegemon and the contender;

4. Europe (the great powers) simultaneously views two trends: a. Considering NATO as a hope for the future, thus re-establishing transatlantic links; and b) a prudent policy towards Russia, including engaging in dialogue with it, as if some were "conciliatory"


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".