By placing ourselves outside the left / right dichotomy, which sterilizes political analyzes and often robs them of all seriousness, we carefully follow the work of organizations, cenacles, thought societies, etc. who pose the object of their investigations the relations between our Europe and the countries of the “Third World”. Beyond the aforementioned dichotomy, we have, without a priori, studied the works published by Editions La Découverte, those of CEDETIM, La Revue Nouvelle (Brussels), Le Monde Diplomatique, writers, sociologists, philosophers or journalists like Yves LACOSTE, Alain de BENOIST, Guillaume FAYE, Rudolf WENDORFF, Paul-Marie de la GORCE, Claude JULIEN, etc. In a real concern for eclecticism, we have combined these contemporary investigations with the works of geopoliticians of yesterday and today.
Studying relations between Europe and the Third World carries a major risk: that of dispersion. Indeed, behind the term “Third World”, lies a tremendous diversity of cultures, religions, political universes, sensibilities. The term “Third World” encompasses civilizational spaces as diverse and heterogeneous as Africa, Latin America, Chinese Asia, Indo-China, Indonesia, the periphery of the Indian Ocean, the Arab-Muslim world (the Islams “, would say Yves LACOSTE). The term “Third World” thus covers an extreme diversity. In strictly economic terms, this diversity already includes four categories of countries: 1) poor countries (especially those in the Sahel); 2) the countries whose only wealth is the raw materials of their subsoil; 3) oil-producing countries with a certain standard of living; 4) poor countries with an autonomous military power, with nuclear weapons (India, for example).