The Gaza Flotilla and the New World Disorder

The Gaza Flotilla and the New World Disorder – ‘…The threat posed by incidents such as that of the Gaza flotilla—an act of armed sabotage in the guise of a humanitarian gesture—demands a re-examination of the fundamental principles of international relations. The legal doctrines and security concepts that suited the “old” world order simply cannot contend with a reality in which the big, clumsy leviathan of the state is surrounded by swarms of small, quick, and at times more aggressive bodies. To prevent such an onslaught, the result of which may be cataclysmic, we must formulate new rules and conventions that can limit the more dubious non-state actors and establish clear boundaries for their conduct. Such a move, which will require a diplomatic, legal, and political effort of global proportions, is not only a military necessity—it is also a humanitarian interest.’

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