Henry Alfred Kissinger
There is a need for a new world order, but it has different characteristics in different parts of the world. Just to go back to Iraq for a moment. On the one hand it's manifestations of where it is going in Iraq are depressing, and gives some occasion for pessimism. On the other hand it's simply looking at someone as a student of the future. I find it sort of interesting that there is now going on conversations inside Iraq between the various parties not going very far yet. Secondly it is a meeting of ambassadors which will graduate to foreign ministers of all surrounding countries plus Egypt plus the members of the security council and that people are talking of broadening yet a third level in which you would bring in India, Pakistan, Indonesia. Now none of this may succeed this time, but this to me is sorta the outline by which someday - in the next few years - it's illusion will emerge. The people will look into that cauldron and decide that they have to lean the elements, not just me but everybody else
I have developed the thought that yes we are living in a time of tremendous turmoil, but i think at the end of this administration with all it's turmoil and at the beginning of the next we might actual whiteness the creation of a new order because people looking at the abyss even in the Islamic world have to conclude that at some point ordered expectations must return under a different system, but you can not wake up every morning wondering what horror is going to befall you.
I want to make one point about globalization it is always discussed in economic terms that everybody is better off but that is only partially true; everybody is better off on the average, but in some countries, or in some regions people loose their jobs, major adjustments have to be made, that's the engine of globalization. The people who are disadvantaged by the process look to their governments for solutions but the governments are national, and the problem is global. so how to bring about a relationship between the desirable process of globalization and its impact on the politics.
He (Obama) can give new importance to American foreign policy partly because the perception of him is so extraordinary around the world. I think his task will be to develop an overall strategy for America when really a New World Order can be created - it's a great opportunity, it is not just a crisis.
The emigration of Jews from the Soviet Union is not an objective of American foreign policy. And if they put Jews into gas chambers in the Soviet Union, it is not an American concern.
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