The COVID-19 has not ended yet, even the world has entered a new stage of transition from as pandemic to endemic. The new lockdown policies in China cannot stop the casualties as it counted between December 2022 until January 2023 there are more than 60,000 COVID-related deaths across the country. Despite the discovery of vaccine, there must be evaluation on zero-COVID strategy and policies of other countries in protecting their population from severe latent impacts. The global problems will not stop there, the rising tension in Yellow Sea could trigger escalation in the Pacific which is very unexpected for other countries in the Global South. Similarly, the unfinished democracy development for many countries in the world, including the US.
The Capitol Hill Attack on 6 January 2021 gave a sign that, even the pioneer of democracy still needs much to learn, as same as India who sought a hard way to its own citizen by implementing Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) that trigger violence among its population. Indeed, there comes questions to the democracy whether it is still suitable for global development. Besides, the problems that remained haunting most countries in the worlds were climate change and environmental destruction. It is necessary to review and evaluate the actions from countries to take measure against environmental issues since Kyoto Protocol and SDGs that will be ended in 2030. Those issues are strongly linked to the resilience as people cannot talk about global structure, if most governments are not done with internal issue which turn the discourse into individual level, far-reaching national or even global resilience.
However, the pandemic has pushed many countries in the world to digitalize almost all sectors in order to accelerate the development. Instead of given thought about the digital culture, the social changes rapidly occurred. The discourses of digital security, cyber threats, monetization, crypto currency, big data, internet of things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), and social media had taken us concern about future generations. The very existence of AI application distorts the academic world as well where the difference of human and bot could hardly determine. Would everyone be fitted with the current situation or still someone left behind? Whereas, for some parts of the world the very basic needs like electricity, elementary education, clean water, healthy food, and secure shelter are still luxurious. The disparity remains wide and recent world order is not everyone’s favor or answer for all problems.
Apart from those problematique, there are chances to overcome each issue by emphasizing in interdisciplinary approach. On a hand, more researches with the approach of multi, trans and inter-disciplinaries are encouraged to develop the knowledge, science, and collective memories. On the other hand, the progress of global phenomena is made the approaches possible to reveal new discoveries and practical solution to overcome the issues. The 7th International Conference on the Global and Strategic Studies sought to provide positive values and widen the perspective for public at general, for academicians as well as for the world society. Thus, exercise the future outcomes and face challenges for global international society as a force to push forward the communal solution to be achieved.