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This article appears in the March 18, 2022 issue of Executive Intelligence Review.

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Convoke an International Conference
To Establish a New Security and Development Architecture for All Nations

March 12—The call by the Schiller Institute to “Convoke an International Conference to Establish a New Security and Development Architecture for All Nations” has been circulated as a petition in eleven languages worldwide since February 23. The first list of prominent signers was released on March 11 with an initial sampling of signers from 32 countries, a representative group of the thousands who have endorsed the call.

In the context of the huge strategic and economic crisis worldwide, the Schiller Institute and the signers are demanding an urgent mobilization to “convoke an international conference along the lines of the Peace of Westphalia … to ensure that the central economic and security interests of each” and all nations are addressed.

With this initial release, the Schiller Institute is urging all people dedicated to the common good of mankind to add their names to the petition, to circulate it and organize for the upcoming Schiller Institute conference dedicated to rapidly further the process for this New Security and Development Architecture for All Nations.

The Schiller Institute Call

In light of the escalating Ukraine crisis, people around the world are urgently asking themselves and their political leaders where this will all end. Is this heading towards a very big, perhaps even thermonuclear, global confrontation? Are we facing a reverse, more dangerous Cuban Missile Crisis? Will Mankind even survive?

Behind this very real danger of war, and the cause of that danger, is the blowout of the entire trans-Atlantic financial system. A nearly $2 quadrillion speculative bubble of derivatives and debt is already blowing apart. A hyperinflationary process has been unleashed globally, with an accompanying collapse of the physical economies of the Western nations. The City of London and Wall Street, the owners of that bankrupt system, are desperate to destroy any functioning alternative to their system—such as Russia and China’s alliance around the Belt and Road Initiative, which now incorporates nearly 150 nations—and the financial Establishment has openly stated that this is what is at stake.

So has Vladimir Putin, who has correctly said that the U.S./U.K./NATO relentless expansion eastward up to Russia’s very borders, is driven by this economic policy, and that it threatens Russia’s national security in ways Russia cannot accept.

Therefore, to stop the drive to war, it is necessary to adopt a more fundamental approach, which is to establish an entirely New Paradigm that will ensure the security, and the economic development, of every nation on the planet. The only recent precedent for this in the West, is the 1648 Treaty of Westphalia, which put an end to 150 years of religious wars in Europe. It was crafted only at the point that all parties realized that, if they continued on their current path, there would be no winners and very few survivors. They chose to create a New Paradigm based on the defense of the interest of the other, and on the premise that the security of all was the first requirement for the security of each party.

That is the key lesson of the Treaty of Westphalia for today. The world today stands at a similar crossroads. If the current geopolitical policies continue, nuclear war becomes a very real possibility—after which there would be no winners, and most probably no survivors.

Instead, an international conference must immediately be convoked along the lines of the Peace of Westphalia. The fundamental interest of all of the parties is to ensure that the central economic and security interests of each are taken care of—in other words, an order based on the benefit of the other, on the common good or the General Welfare, and on an underlying love of all Mankind.

The economic system must also be drastically reshaped to express this outlook. The renowned American economist Lyndon LaRouche specified in great detail how such a system would work, based on what he called his Four Laws:

The immediate re-enactment of the Glass–Steagall law instituted by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, without modification, as to principle of action. This means putting the entire speculative financial bubble through bankruptcy reorganization.

A return to a system of top-down, and thoroughly defined, National Banking, as specified by the first Treasury Secretary of the U.S., Alexander Hamilton.

The purpose of the use of such a Federal credit-system is to generate high-productivity trends in improvements of employment; with the accompanying intention, to increase the physical-economic productivity, and the standard of living, of the persons and households.

Adopt a fusion-driver “crash program” to promote the fundamental breakthroughs in science which unlimited economic growth and development require.

The Schiller Institute and its founder Helga Zepp-LaRouche issue this call to initiate the urgent international discussion that is needed to convoke such a conference, and stop the so-called “Doomsday Clock” before it strikes midnight. It is time for institutions and individuals from every nation to step forward and join the mobilization for an international conference to establish a new security and development architecture for all nations.

Prominent Signers

U.S. and Canada

United States

Dr. Athar Abbasi, Major, U.S. Army (ret.)

Jon Baker, Agricultural Bank Loan Officer

James Benham, State President, Indiana Farmers Union; Board Member, National Farmers Union

Fr. Lawrence Bernard, Order of Friars Minor (OFM)

Mike Callicrate, Farm leader, Kansas/Colorado

Marshall Carter-Tripp, Foreign Service Officer (ret.); former political science professor

Victor Chang, U.S.-China Forum, Inc.

Alan Covey, Political activist

Joel Dejean, LaRouche Independent Candidate for U.S. Congress–38th District (Texas)

Dr. Joycelyn Elders, Former U.S. Surgeon-General

Frank Endres, Farm Leader, California

Christopher Fogarty, Chair, Chicago Friends of Irish Freedom; Author of Ireland 1845-1850: the Perfect Holocaust, and Who Kept it ‘Perfect’

Graham Fuller, Former CIA Officer and Vice Chair of the National Intelligence Council

Matthew Greiner, City Council, Keota, Iowa

Dr. Bihong Guan, Chairman, World Association of Chinese Elites

DeWayne Hopkins, Former two-term mayor, current at-large Councilman, Muscatine, Iowa

James Jatras, Former U.S. Diplomat and Advisor to U.S. Senate Republican Leadership

Dr. Ernest Johnson, President Emeritus, Louisiana NAACP; civil rights attorney

Wilbur Kehrli, National Board of Directors, American Blue Cattle

George Koo, Chairman, Burlingame Foundation; retired international business consultant

Keaten Mansfield, Center for Political Innovation, Chief of U.S. Staff

Caleb Maupin, Founder and Director, Center for Political Innovation

David Meiswinkle, Attorney and former President of the Lawyers’ Committee for 9/11 Inquiry

John OLoughlin, ScreamingOspreys.com

Jeff Philbin, Nuclear Engineer, Technical Consultant, Independent Contractor

Sam Pitroda, Inventor and entrepreneur; Chairman, Indian Overseas Congress

Earl Rasmussen, Executive Vice President, Eurasia Center

Diane Sare, LaRouche Independent Candidate for U.S. Senate–New York

Naser Shahalemi, Executive Director, End Afghan Starvation

John Shanahan, Editor, website: allaboutenergy.net

Barbara Suhrstedt, International concert pianist

Everett Suttle, Opera singer

Qasim Tarin, Chairman, Afghan Business Network; Chairman, QTarin Foundation

Bruce Todd, Former Independent candidate for NJ Lt. Governor; Retired Millwright, Local 715

Mohammad Ashraf Toor, MD, Chairman, Pakistani American Congress

Bob Van Hee, Redwood County Commissioner, Minnesota

Zaher Wahab, Professor Emeritus of Education, former Advisor to the Afghanistan Ministry of Higher Education

Alan Waltar, Retired Professor and Head, Dept. of Nuclear Engineering, Texas A&M University; Past President, American Nuclear Society


Julian Fell, Biologist; Co-Director Area F, Regional Government of Nanaimo, British Columbia

Faisal Huda, CEO, BUNA Capital Inc.

Bill MacPherson, Past President, Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of British Columbia

John Stone, MChE, Member, Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta



Frans Vandenbosch, Author of Statecraft and Society in China


Tom Gillesberg, Director, Schiller Institute, Denmark; former parliamentary candidate

Jelena Nielsen, Director, Russian-Danish Dialogue

Jens Jørgen Nielsen, Former Moscow correspondent, Danish daily Politiken; Author of books about Russia and Ukraine; a leader of Russian-Danish Dialogue

Thomas Vissing, Director of a China-Nordic trading company

Dr. Li Xing, Professor of Development and International Relations, Department of Politics and Society, Aalborg University

Donetsk People’s Republic

Russell “Texas” Bentley, Journalist; Former Vice President, Donbass Humanitarian Aid


Jacques Cheminade, President, Solidarité et Progrès, former presidential candidate

Alain Corvez, Col. (ret.), International strategy advisor; former advisor to the Commanding General of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL)

Ali Ratsbeen, President, Academie Géopolitique de Paris


Dr. jur. Wolfgang Bittner, Author

Ole Doering, Professor, Hunan Normal University; Associate Professor, Department for Global Health, Peking University; Privatdozent, KIT

Harald Koch, Former Member of the German Parliament

Rainer Sandau, Technical Director, Satellites and Space Applications, International Academy of Astronautics (IAA)

Prof. Wilfried Schreiber, Senior Research Fellow for International Policy in Potsdam

Helga Zepp-LaRouche, Founder and Chairwoman, Schiller Institute


Leonidas Chrysanthopoulos, Ambassador ad Honorem; Secretary General, Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organization (BSEC), 2006-2012

George Tsobanoglou, Professor of Sociology, University of the Aegean


Mario Agostinelli, Chairman, Fondazione Energia Felice

Pino Arlacchi, Former Director, United Nations Drug Control Program; Professor of Sociology, University of Sassari

Prof. Bruno Brandimarte, Professor of Electronic Measurement, Rome

Nino Galloni, Economist

Liliana Gorini, Chairwoman of Movisol (Movimento Internazionale per i Diritti Civili Solidarietà)

Luca La Bella, Journalist, Database Italy

Gianmarco Landi, Journalist, Database Italy, Comitato per la Repubblica

Prof. Fabio Massimo Parenti, Associate Professor of International Studies, CFAU, Beijing

Vincenzo Romanello, Nuclear Engineer; Founder of Atomi per la Pace (Atoms for Peace), Lecce, Italy

Alessia Ruggeri, Spokeswoman of Comitato per la Repubblica, Rome, Italy

Gaetano Santoro, Comitato per la Repubblica


Aleksandar Krainer, Author, Grand Deception: The Truth about Bill Browder, the Magnitsky Act and Anti-Russian Sanctions; financial consultant


Guus Berkhout, Professor-Emeritus Geophysics; President of CLINTEL


Thore Vestby, Former mayor and MP; Cofounder, ICHI Foundation


Prof. Blagoje Babić, Serbian Academy of Economic Sciences


Juan José Torres Núñez, Free-lance journalist; Poet


Hussein Askary, Southwest Asia Coordinator, Schiller Institute

Kjell Lundqvist, Chairman, European Labor Party

Ulf Sandmark, Chairman, Schiller Institute, Sweden

United Kingdom

Mike Robinson, Editor, The UK Column



Enrique Juan Box, Media personality

Luis Bragagnolo, Peronist leader; Veterinarian

Roberto Fritzsche, Professor, Department of Economic Sciences, University of Buenos Aires

Rubén Darío Guzzetti, Professor, Argentine Institute of Geopolitical Studies

Juan Francisco Numa Soto, Constitutional Attorney

Carlos Perez Galindo, Attorney at Law

Alejandro Yaya, Vice President, Civilian Institute of Space Technology


Edwin De la Fuente Jeria, Former Commander in Chief of the Bolivian Armed Forces

Max Ibañez, Former Secretary of Grievance Resolution, National Federation of Electrical, Telephone and Water Workers of Bolivia

Sandra Marca Uscamayta, Integration Coordinator for the Peasant, Indigenous and Native Economic Organizations of Bolivia


Jairo Dias Carvalho, Professor, Philosophy of Technology, Federal University of Uberlândia

Igor Maquieira, Biologist; member of CLINTEL


Mario Guillermo Acosta Alarcon, Scientist and author; General Director of CIFRA (Space Lab City)

Ross Carvajal, Journalist

Everardo Hernandez Pardo, Trade union leader

Alba Luz Pinilla, Vice-President of DIGNIDAD Political Movement

Pedro Rubio, President, Association of Officials of the General Accounting Office of the Republic

Dominican Republic

Ramon Emilio Concepcion, Attorney at Law; Presidential Pre-candidate for the PRM party (2020)

Ramon Gross, Post-graduate Professor, Catholic University of Santo Domingo

Dante Ortiz Nunez, Historian; Professor of History, Autonomous University of Santo Domingo

Domingo Reyes, Former Professor of Economics, Ph.D. in Higher Education

Rafael Reyes Jerez, TV producer, “Face to Face” and “Economics and Politics” on Channel 69 Teleradioamérica


Jhonny Estor, Founder, Renaissance-Haiti

Dr. Garnel Michel, Physician and author; his book Bak Lakay calls on the diaspora to return and help rebuild Haiti


Edith Cabrera, Founder and Director, “Coalition #24F Life and Liberty for Julian Assange”

Oscar Ramon Castro Valdez, General Director, Dossier Político internet publication

Daniel Estulin, Publicist

Simon Levy, Founder, Cátedra México-China, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)

Enrique Lopez Ochoa, Surgeon; Professor of Angiology, UNISON School of Medicine

Daniel Marmolejo, Investigative journalist, winner of the 2019 National Journalism Award

Marino Montoya Contreras, Journalist for El Centinela and LGM News

Francisco Quezada, Mathematician; Professor, Department of Sciences and Humanities, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)

Antonio Valdez, Journalist

Jaime Varela Salazar, Chemical Engineer; Former Director, Department of Chemical Sciences, University of Sonora (UNISON)


José Antonio Benllochpiquer Castro, Vice President, Christian Democratic Party

Fernando Fauche, National Secretary, Christian Democratic Party

Adrian Flores Konja, Former Dean of Accounting Sciences, National University of San Marcos

Carlos Francisco Gallardo Neyra, President, Christian Democratic Party

Ruben Rojas, Nuclear Physicist

Milton Vela-Gutierrez, Professor, University of Lima

Trinidad & Tobago

Dr. Kirk Meighoo, Political economist; Public Relations Officer; former Senator; University lecturer


Emil Guevara Muñoz, Member of Parliament, Latin American Parliament (2006-2011)

Edgar Rodriguez Martinez, Alberto Adriani Foundation


Tse Anye Kevin, Deputy President, State55 Afrika

Congo, Republic of

Diogène Senny, President, Ligue Panafricaine–UMOJA Congo; Coordination avec les Partis Panafricanistes


Jacques Bacamurwanko, Former Ambassador of Burundi to the United States


Samo Fernando Soares da Manhiça, Executive Director, International Alliance for Development–Mozambique



Trudy Campbell, Australian Citizens Party


Mustafa Jabbar Sanad, Member, Council of Representatives (Parliament), Basrah


Bassam El Hachem, Professor of Political Sociology, Doctoral School, University of Lebanon


Dr. Isharaf Hossain, President & Principal Research Fellow, Muslim World Research Center (MWRC), Kuala Lumpur


Shakeel Ahmad Ramay, Chief Executive Officer, Asian Institute of Eco-Civilization Research and Development (AIERD), Islamabad

Khalid Latif, Executive Director, Center of Pakistan and International Relations (COPAIR); Program Director (Middle East)


Fouad Al-Ghaffari, President, ALBRICS Yemeni Youth Parliament

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