Whose New World Order?
In lesson seven we discussed some US led trade initiatives, investor dispute mechanisms, and the corporatisation of society. I refer you to those materials. In the international context the most recent US led round of trade agreements is based on containing and countering Chinese economic influence. The Trans Pacific Partnership is an attempt to tie together the Asia Pacific to the exclusion of China. The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership ties Europe to the US, and the North American Free Trade Agreement ties together the America’s.
In the prelude to the first war against Iraq in 1991 the President George Bush snr stated that the war would usher in a “New World Order”. The outlines of the World Order are now evident. They are: