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Towards a new world order

Towards a new world order


Towards a new world order

After the fall of the Berlin Wall and the Soviet Union, some people thought that history had ended. But international victory of democracy and liberalism is not a law of nature, which development since then has shown.

The return of geopolitics

The Russian invasion of Georgia shows that Europeans - and Swedes in particular - have an unrealistic view of the world. Security can not be based on moral superiority.

The ultimate cataclysm

The First World War is often described as the ultimate cataclysm of the 20th century. It revealed the vulnerability of Western civilization but also its ability to survive.

The war that never ended

In front of the Imperial War Museum in London, the visitor is looking into two gigantic ship cannons, the kind that ruled the waves up until the Great War of 1914-1918. Buy a ticket to this park of military experiences, and in a discreet corner of the basement, one can find Arab clothing and Middle East map drawings of desert legend T.E. Lawrence. It is a short walk from the hard power that backed the greatest empire the world has ever seen to the soft power of cultural understanding.