NIDRASlampad04

Globalisation – change of paradigm.

The necessity and inevitability of globalization proclaimed by the several U.S. administrations, proven by different schools of liberal economic thought and philosophy of unrestricted, free market, has indeed become a reality, apparent to all. But it is also apparent that globalization evolved in a different direction from the one initially proclaimed, making these profet's feelings less than euphoric.

Today one of the most symbolic manifestations of real globalization appears to be the concurrent and seeming interdependent of the Russian and American presidential campaigns. The unprecedented evolution of the system of political power transferring in both countries—one of them the undisputed world superpower and the other having just emerged from great turmoil and economic crisis comparable in the enormity of human suffering to major warfare,– invites one to believe that these political processes may be caused by the same factors. The speeches of the US presidential candidates were one of the most important factors in the recently concluded Russian election campaign -particularly proven ability of the American presidential candidates not only to read in the eyes but to detect the absence of one's soul, definitely helped Vladimir Putin to mobilize the electorate to come out on election day. On the other hand, Russian policy and how to deal with Russia's political leadership was not important in the U.S. presidential campaign until recently: when Hillary Clinton, whose expertise in international affairs was undisputed, compromised this advantage by revealing that she didn't know the name of Russia's new President-elect. 

More importantly, both election campaigns were taking place while the world is going through a major economic crisis caused by threat that the U.S. dollar will fail to perform as a world reserve currency. It is absolutely evident that this crisis and the resulting unmanaged chaos can be stopped only by close cooperation between all participants in the global economy, beginning with the newly elected presidents. It is possible that these developments manifests a new paradigm in history characterized by increasing interdependency of different national economies and the world becoming more and more a common habitat, where everybody succeed or everybody fail.

 Meanwhile, international relationships remain subject to unrestricted and unlimited competition, Machiavelli style. This apparent paradigm shift is not discussed in current political and economic analyses on either side of the Atlantic and international institutions like UN and World Bank just stamp decisions made elsewhere. The scientific community is not ready to discuss this subject matter, either, inspite of the fact that scientific analysis of this paradigm shift and the new realities exigent in world is vital.

The most important aspect of this analysis should be reevaluation and adequate understanding of whether and how competition should be balanced by cooperation in international affairs, international trade and the global economy. It is equally important to establish scientific principles allowing monitoring of adequacy of financial instruments to process of price formation and prognosis of their performance in the global economy that will allow expedient correction of inevitable mistakes. From this point of view it is especially important to analyze the catastrophic experience of economic transformation of the post-Soviet republics during free-market economic reforms based on theories recommending unbalanced competition, unlimited liberalization of markets, and shock therapy as a universal medicine against all economic diseases. Furthermore, if one decides that it is necessary to balance competition inside national economy by checks and balances and government regulation, then it is absolutely apparent that international affairs and global economic specialization must be subject to the same principles. Meanwhile, this crucial area of scientific thought is hijacked politics and by the ideology of managed chaos and war of civilizations, keeping it from ever coming to the attention of the scientific community. Unfortunately political discussions gradually shifts to the terminology of "cold war", while public in US has no historic memories of a real war, when the very existence of the country is at stake and tend to forget that "cold" war was just a figure of speech and actually it was peace. To a large extent it stayed this way due to experience of WWII, when US and Russia were close allies – the factor that do not exists today.

Meanwhile, cooperation in preventing global economic crisis becomes compromised if scientific cooperation remains impossible due to political and cultural differences and absence of discussion club, where these differences can be analyzed and harmonized. The purpose of this site is to provide this kind of discussion club, where the most sensitive and even painful issues and controversies can be discussed on scientific, not political or military terms, so that when responsible governments decide to cooperate in order to prevent the worst case scenario, scientific community, remembering failure to provide a reasonable plan after the collapse of Soviet Union, will be more adequate this time. If differences can't be discussed they become antagonism, and if responsible scientists can't find common ground who can?