At the very moment of 2017 we are having the time of change in world politics. Because the predecessor 2016 left such consequences that there are no doubts that we are going to experience tremendous change in world politics. The Brexit referendum, US election 2016, impeachment of Brazilian president, rise of populism has changed the total scenario of world politics. Let’s see what incidents are going to make these changes.
Latest political news:
Just days ago, we have seen the diplomatic game between US and Russia. 35 Russian diplomats have been declared persona non granta in allegation of cyber conspiracy in US election 2016. It’s the final pinch of Obama administration. But Putin has reacted in more diplomatic way not taking visible revenge. May be he is just waiting for Trump’s ceremonial. Trump also didn’t miss the chance to practice his eloquence praising Putin.
Then the abstention of US in Security Council on the resolution against Israel commenced another change in world politics as it has broke long practiced US foreign policy.
After that the latest news is Istambul attack at New Year program. It contains a deep message in today’s politics.
Global political Issues:
After assessing political consequences of 2016, the thing what comes first is rise of populism. Populism is the idea tends government to act considering people’s will without reasonable perspective. The Brexit referendum what resumed the wave. Then win of Donald Trump geared up the wave. His policy of ultra nationalism, controversial speeches, anti-China foreign policy showed the rapid growth of populism in world politics. Thus, upcoming polls in Germany and France would be another crucial test of liberal Angela Merkel and et al.
As usually ISIS will be another hot topic but the problem is disperse of them in guise of migrants. The Turkey attack would be another example. The change what are going to be seen is Trump and Putin’s joint venture in Syria issue. But there is no hope because Obama also sought such theory in Iran issue what didn’t solute actual problem in Middle East. Rather scholars are fear of more exacerbation of the threat because Trump already announce to more nuclear arsenal.
The globalization of world politics:
Another trend what we are going to say is that the globalization of world politics in Asia. For example Rodrigo Dutere, the Philippine’s president who already became famous of his speech. Besides, North Korean president Kim jon Un also another example for globalization of such world politics. On the other hand, Chinese President Xi Jinping is accelerating that country’s accumulation of regional power and challenging US influence and allies in the South China Sea.
Migrant and refugee politics and Xenophobia:
In 2016 the world saw refugee & migrant crises such pathetic ever in history. Even it overloaded the post world war crisis. But it became the trump card of politics which we have seen in Brexit referendum and Trupm’s manifesto. German Chancellor Angella Merkel’s party also faced derogative position having liberal view. So, rather saluting the problem it became a game. For example, Myanmar military backed government also trying to take chance on Rohingya issue. They are trying to make such propaganda over Rohingya.
After all, the year 2017 will pose the world politics in uncertainty and unpredictable circumstances.
student, International Relations
University of Chittagong.