Seminar entitled “Are we witnessing the emergence of a new global order?”
On May 23, 2023, ECFA hosted an event entitled “Are we witnessing the emergence of a new global order?”, in which Ambassador Mohamed El-Badry, Assistant Foreign Minister for African Affairs, spoke. The meeting was moderated by Ambassador Dr. Mohamed Anis Salem, Rapporteur of ECFA’s Standing Committee on the United Nations, while a number of ECFA members, academics and researchers attended, including Ambassadors Ezzat Saad, ECFA Director, Mounir Zahran, Farouk Mabrouk, Mohamed El-Ashmawy, Magued Refaat, and Wafaa Basim, Ahmed Zein, Ali El-Hefny, Dr. Sadiq Abdel-Aal, and Prof. Mohamed Kassem.
Ambassador El-Badry gave a general overview of the stages of the rise and fall of empires and major powers throughout history, and its association with the shape of the global order and the type of polarity that exists in it, starting with the empire established by Alexander the Great, which formed the first unipolar system on the global scene, and ending with U.S. unipolarity immediately after the collapse and disintegration of the Soviet Union in the late last century.
The guest also noted that, following World War II, the global order gradually began to witness a complex type of interconnection and intertwining among international actors, in which technological revolutions and globalization played a major role, which led to the emergence of the highest level of interdependence in the history of humanity and international relations, in addition to the hierarchy of the global order, and the spread of cross-border, for-profit multinational investments and companies in various countries around the world. This is in addition to the continuation of the conventional, and even nuclear, arms race on the international scene.
In light of the speculation that is echoing about the emergence of a new multipolar global order, and based on in-depth analysis of many relevant statistics, Ambassador El-Badry indicated that the analysis of the current polarity refers to the United States, China, the Eurozone, and Germany, adding that the world is facing a new global order with unprecedented dynamism and known direction, but unknown results.