WORLD - Post-Corona World Order

Arno Froese

There have been a handful of key events over the last century that fundamentally altered the world order: World War I, the Great Depression, World War II, the Fall of the Iron Curtain, September 11.

Each of those events triggered changes that altered the world, creating new situations whereby the world everyone returned to after the formative event was not like the world they knew before it.

“Everything will be different,” Amos Yadlin, head of Tel Aviv’s Institute for National Security Studies (INSS), said during an online panel on the world order after corona his think tank hosted. “How different, and in what directions, we don’t exactly know. But what was is not what will be. We will return to a different world, where the corona impact will be on everything.”

In trying to judge how the world order will change, it is worth noting, as political philosophy professor and former education minister Yuli Tamir pointed out, that in the face of the crisis, states around the world did the most instinctive thing possible: They closed their borders and said they needed to deal with their own problems., 30 March 2020

Arno's commentary

Indeed, borders were closed, and nations were categorized in many cases between red and green countries: red lacking controls, and green meaning excellent control over Covid-19. Borders will again open, yet next time more stringent measures will be implemented by the respective health authorities. That simply means additional information will be gathered from each traveling person. When the next pandemic breaks out, travelers from certain hotspot countries will be quickly identified and denied entry.

What next? All countries will have to correspond to some type of international law, similar to the airline industry. The leading authority, the International Air Transportation Association (IATA), was founded on 19 April 1945 in Havana, Cuba, and is presently headquartered in Montreal, Canada. It has a membership of 120 countries and 290 airlines. In its 75 years of existence, noticeable changes have transpired. In previous years, baggage security was virtually non-existent; today, suitcases are x-rayed, and often carefully searched, while the passenger must subject himself to full-body scan. That was unthinkable just 50 years ago. Today, it’s routine, and the success rather amazing. Wikipedia lists hijack incidents globally in 1993 as 50, decreasing to 7 in 2003. The last listed hijack was Bangladesh Airlines flight 147 on 24 February 2019. This proves that regulation and security implementation work rather well, and are just another step toward cementing total control in the not-too-distant future.

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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