China, Russia and the BRICS nations (Brazil,Russia, India, China and South Africa) have created a new paradigm in international economic and political relations. That Paradigm’s most outstanding feature is the establishment of a new financial and economic architecture to support real economic development such as infrastructure,industry, agriculture, and scientific and cultural cooperation among the member states and other nations who opt to cooperate with them. The key element of this new paradigm is most beautifully represented by the revival of the old Silk Road, into a New Silk Road for connecting nations and continents through modern transport systems such as railways. This New Silk Road, which is spearheaded by China, is now a global cooperation phenomenon with more than 70nations so far joining for mutual benefit. New financial institutions, such as the New Development Bank (NDB) and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank(AIIB) and the “Silk Road Fund”, are already functioning as providers of financial support for this giant infrastructure development.
The Schiller Institute and Executive Intelligence Review, led by the ideas and efforts of Lyndon LaRouche and HelgaZepp-LaRouche, who is known in China as the “New Silk Road Lady”, have been working for decades to create a paradigm shift, away from”geopolitics,” to a new era of cooperation between sovereign nations,based on an ambitious infrastructure-driven economic development strategy — a plan for lasting peace through economic development and a dialog of cultures and religions. The Schiller Institute has organized tens of international conferences and seminars on these themes since 1996 (http://newparadigm.schillerinstitute.com/). In November 2014, EIR published the Special Report “The New Silk Road Becomes the World Land-Bridge”identifying in 376 pages the largest and most important infrastructure projects in the world, extending the New Silk Road into Africa and the Americas. This report is now available in Chinese and Arabic languages too (https://worldlandbridge.com/). All these efforts are now coming to fruition, thanks to the efforts of China, Russia, India and many other nationsin the BRICS, Shanghai Cooperation Organization, ASEAN and others.
In the meantime, the old paradigm ofgeopolitics, whose main feature has been the regime-change policies imposed bythe force of arms and political and economic destabilization, is wreaking havocin many parts of the world, especially in Southwest Asia, where several warsare raging simultaneously. The old paradigm is also signified by a deepexistential crisis of the predominant Transatlantic financial and bankingsystem. The collapse of this system, unless remedies are put in place in time,can lead to massive chaos on a global scale.
One very important aspect of the newparadigm is that from the start, China, Russia and their allies have invitedthe Western nations to participate. The BRICS and the Eurasian system ofcooperation along the New Silk Road is not a rival or a threat to the West, assome Transatlantic institutions and experts claim. It is an inclusive system,or as China’s President Xi Jinping has termed it, “a win-win” systemwhich benefits every nation that
participates in it. The G-20 Summit Meeting inHangzhou, China (4-5 September) was a very important stepping stone towardsthis goal. China and Russia have already identified the establishment of a new internationaleconomic and financial architecture as the key item on the agenda. The officialChina media, joined by top Russian analysts, have made clear that any such newand viable system must include the United States-but joining a multipolarsystem means that the U.S. must abandon its delusions of ruling a unipolarworld, which no longer exists, and begin collaborating with major nations for anew and just economic system. Therefore, given the dramatic situation in theMiddle East, Ukraine and the Baltic region, and even the South China Sea wheretensions are rising to unprecedented levels, it is now more necessary to seehow the U.S. and Northern Europa could contribute to a dialog on the principlesof a new world order based on peace, development and mutual interests andbenefits among nations.
There is a “true U.S.”that could become a partner for peace and development in the world, this is the main concern of our guest speaker, Diane Sare, an American political leader and civil society activist who has a long experience in dealing with Washington politics and American “main street”. Mrs. Sare has run multiple campaigns in New Jersey, twice for US Congress and once for governor againstChris Christie. She is also the founder and co-director of the SchillerInstitute New York City Chorus which is opening a critical flank to restoring sanity in the United States. Mrs. Sare will also discuss the reason behind the reluctance to accept and, often, rejection by the U.S. and some European countries of the invitations by China and Russia to join the new paradigm.
Sweden could have a central role to bring Northern Europe into a positive role in this concern, if the discussions here move from “geopolitics” and the current state of distrust and tension with Russia into a dialog on real strategic and economic issues, bridging the gap between East and West. Therefore, the Swedish branch of the International Schiller Institute would like to invite you to take par tin this seminar to give and take views on what shape of the new world order we wish to have for the benefit of the current and coming generations and all nations.