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States of Insecurity From New World Order to New Disorder by David Morgan, Journalist, editor, researcher and commentator on political, historical and human rights issues
The article is not really about ISIS and jihadi terrorism, although these issues are featured; neither is it exclusively concerned with the Kurds, as such, although their current plight and historic struggle are part of the focus; it is certainly not another leftist diatribe against American imperialist intervention in the Middle East, even though this forms part of the main background. It is more preoccupied with the state of the world today riven by conflict and division; but above all it is intended to look at the basic human aspirations shared in common by everyone for a better life, comfort, love and happiness. It is about power and powerlessness and reshaping the world anew to best suit one’s interests. I consider some of the contesting options that are being developed and implemented by different forces and communities; and how the underlying human impulse for change and improvement embodied in these struggles faces monumental obstacles to the achievement of any degree of success.
© David Morgan