The neoliberal international order, which was designed to sustain and consolidate the U.S. hegemony, has collapsed. The world is now in search of a new order based on justice and equity. This search is not only confined to the Oppressed and Developing World, which constitutes the main target of the oppressions and impositions of the imperialist system, but also covers the developed capitalist countries other than the United States, which are also subjected to American hegemony.
The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has not only given rise to a special emphasis on the nation-states, but also demonstrated the importance of international cooperation based on mutual benefit and equality. The United Nations and the institutions under its roof failed to respond to the needs of humanity in their current mode of operation. In the postpandemic period, an efficient and constructive international cooperation enjoyed by all participating parties both on the economic and political planes is to play an important role in compensating the losses brought about by the pandemic in the whole world.
The International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and the World Trade Organization – the pillars of the neoliberal international order – started to lose their functionality along with the collapse of the international order itself. The rationale and the function of NATO, which has been serving as both the military organization of the imperialist system and the tool of the U.S. hegemony over the Atlantic system, are now being questioned from within the Atlantic system itself. These circumstances provide a suitable ground for organizing international cooperation on the part of the Oppressed and Developing World. Maintaining peace and opening the way to the development of humanity in all areas require this option to be shaped and implemented to the benefit of the peoples of the world under the guidance of science.
The change in the governing power in the U.S. has substantially increased the possibility of some new attempts aiming to revive the neoliberal international order. These circumstances render “building a new world order”, which will create an alternative to the neoliberal system in the fight against hegemony, a more urgent task for humanity.
Such an alternative can only be realized by benefitting from the experience and knowledge of all the countries that will benefit from it. The Oppressed and Developing World owns a valuable accumulation concerning international cooperation acquired in the anti-imperialist struggle for independence and liberation. The five principles of peaceful coexistence consisting of mutual respect for each other’s territorial integrity and sovereignty, mutual non-aggression, mutual non-interference in each other’s internal affairs and equality and mutual benefit reflect the essence of this accumulation most concisely. In order to ensure the implementation of these principles in an environment, where the nation-states are the main actors, it is also required that the institutions and instruments of the new international order are accordingly designed and established.
As Vatan (Patriotic) Party (Turkey), we are organizing an international on-line symposium in an attempt to contribute to the formation of an effective interaction ground for building up a new international order. This problematic is too intricate to be resolved in one shot. The presentations of the participating political parties, institutions, and personalities will be made accessible to the public in order to sustain the interaction that will be initiated by the symposium. Participants are kindly requested to submit a written paper as well as to make a shorter presentation during the symposium. The important dates related to the symposium can be found below.
We hereby would like to invite you to participate in the “New International Order Symposium” that will be held on April 17, 2021. Your participation will be a very valuable contribution to the event, whose working language will be English.
Please contact us in case you have any further questions or need any kind of assistance. We will do our best to be helpful.
With our sincerest feelings of solidarity and best regards.