As we face the threats of climate change, weapons of mass destruction, and invasive technologies, there’s a burning need for a new world order. Foreign policy expert Henry Kissinger says that comprehending the forces that have shaped world politics is essential to understanding the current moment.
So let’s dive in.
According to Kissinger, no country has ever played such an important role in the contemporary global order as the United States. It has contributed to the rebuilding of crushed European economies, started the Atlantic Alliance, and established a global network of economic and security partnerships. Also, in the fight for human rights, the US has played an outsized role in establishing new humanitarian standards around the world.
What should we make of China, Russia, the Middle East, and other big players in global politics? We’ve rounded up Kissinger’s expert analysis in our Instaread on World Order.