15.02.20 12:36 [German Foreign Policy] Themen - Globalisierung und Globalismus (E)
The Chairman of the Munich Security Conference, Wolfgang Ischinger, is focusing the debate of the coming weekend`s conference on the incipient decline of the West. Whereas, in the post-Cold War era western powers enjoyed "almost uncontested freedom of military movement," this is no longer the case today, according to this year`s "Munich Security Report," which Ischinger presented to the public yesterday. Even the "nearly unrivaled global superiority in military technology" NATO had enjoyed for decades, is now endangered. The report quotes French President Emmanuel Macron`s comment: "We were used to an international order that had been based on Western hegemony since the 18th century. Things change."