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International Journal of Contemporary Research In Multidisciplinary, 2023;2(5):20-28

Role of Political Communication in the Formation of a New World System: The Use of Soft Lie Diplomacy in Global Crisis Context

Author : Noufou Ouedraogo

Abstract

Political communication plays a starring role in geostrategic crises such as those experienced in disputed areas like Tibet, Kashmir, Crimea, Senkaku Island, Israel and Palestine, North and South Korea, Abkhazia, and South Ossetia in the Caucasus, Cyprus, Northern Ireland, Somaliland, etc. just to name few, and currently the issues of Ukraine and Taiwan. The two last-mentioned cases are particular insofar as they trigger both geopolitical and geostrategic alliances of the most powerful countries in the world and put into question the matters of Western hegemony, the multi-polarization of the world, and the equilibrium of powers. In so doing, every block uses all means – including soft power, hard power, smart power, and ‘soft lie diplomacy’ – to handle the ongoing crisis. Actually, at present-day, in the available literature, there is hardly any investigative research that focuses on the use of Soft Lie Diplomacy in political communication. Hence, analyzing the contrasting forces in terms of a new multi-polarization of the world through BRICS and G7 – following the geopolitical crises in Ukraine and Taiwan – could generate interesting discussions in academia. Therefore, this comparative study digs out the contrasting powers between the BRICS and G7 member states economically, politically, and militarily. This will undoubtedly be a considerable contribution to the advancement of the academic literature regarding this phenomenon. Indeed, this study helps us comprehend that BRICS member states have the potential to overtake the G7 in the long run. As a matter of fact, geopolitical alliances are being formed by the BRICS block to get rid of Western hegemony. Throughout the analysis, it was possible to decipher the geostrategic interests hidden behind the Russian and Ukrainian conflict and the imminent crisis in Taiwan. Also, if nothing is done to solve diplomatically the tensions in Taiwan, the specter of a Third World War is predictable.

Keywords

BRICS, G7, Global Crisis, Geopolitics, Geostrategic Competition, NATO, Soft Lie Diplomacy, Taiwan, Ukrain