The Emerging World Order is Post-Western and Pre-Plural
During the early stages of the Russia-Ukraine war, the concept of the “struggle for world order” was evoked, pitting the West against certain non-Western nations, mainly Russia and China. But this bipolar view of the world is limiting, argues Chandran Nair, especially given that the world will inevitably reach a post-Western state. What does this look like, and what should Western and non-Western countries do in the face of such a transition?
“For many Western nations, the concept of the post-Western/pre-plural world evokes images of a world divided. But to non-Western countries, it is not something to be feared nor fought. To them, it presents a rare opportunity for global unity. The world will continue to advance, and the West should recognize that the new world order will be one of de-Westernization, not of de-globalization or regression”
Other articles on the topic of world order are provided below.
U.S.-China fight to lead planet earth will be decided “within 15 years”
"The millennia when China was the world’s greatest power saw a laissez faire international order in which the East Asian state demonstrated little ambition for global empire or the imposition of its ideology, way of life, religion or method of governance abroad in stark contrast to the Western-led order which succeeded it.”
How to fight for democracy – at home
“Non-Western countries may not want to emulate China’s political system, but many do share its belief that the claim of universal values is just a convenient justification to promote Western values and interests, and to legitimise Western interference – often at the barrel of a gun – in the domestic affairs of others, and sometimes, to effect regime change or foment revolutions.”
The Clash Of Two Gilded Ages
“Ultimately, the contest between the U.S. and China is not about who will sabotage and outrun the other. The greatest crises facing each country are self-inflicted... Their shared challenge is reshaping and managing capitalism. If there is a race, whichever nation “wins” is the one who avoids self-inflicted wounds and makes capitalism work for the common good rather than for a small sliver of super-elites.”