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Is there a new World Disorder?

Two decades ago George H W Bush spoke of a New World Order following the end of the Cold War.

Now, with the situation in Ukraine, concerns about the threat from Islamic State (IS), the recent conflict in Gaza, Islamic extremist in sub-Saharan Africa and tension in the South China Sea, some people are talking of a new World Disorder - as turmoil appears to spread.

The BBC's World Affairs Editor John Simpson analyses the current situation, the causes and connections behind it, and what can be done.

  • 05 Sep 2014
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