Volume 9, Issue 5, 1 September 2017
The Neglected Diseases: Will a ‘New World Order’ Reverse Global Gains?
Peter J. Hotez
International Health, Volume 9, Issue 5, 1 September 2017, Pages 267–268, https://doi.org/10.1093/inthealth/ihx037
The concept of the ‘new world order’ refers to landmark historical events or changes in political thought, with resultant shifts in global power balances. Major new world order shifts in the 20th century include the formation and then collapse of the League of Nations, creating the United Nations after World War II, the Cold War, and the subsequent collapse of Communism. As we leave the 2010s and enter the 2020s, there are signs that yet another new world order is looming. Today we’re witnessing an increasingly globalized Russia and China (through a new ‘Belt and Road’ initiative), with commensurate reversals or retreats from globalization by the United States, United Kingdom, and some other European nations. In…