Unlike Russia, China and many other countries that prefer to follow the world order based on international law and the UN Charter, since the early 1990s, i.e. after the dissolution of the Soviet Union, in public speeches by Americans, and by several other Western politicians, there were persistent calls for a “rules-based international order,” representing the so-called exclusively “Western values.”
Thus, the United States began to actively oppose the legal order mutually agreed upon, based on the UN Charter in the international arena, in favor of a set of “rules” unilaterally established by Washington. Moreover, the heralds of the “rules-based international order” doctrine do not give explanations about what specific “rules” underlying their ideas about the world order, adjusting them to the current geostrategic interests of the White House and preferring only to inflate criticism, contradictions, and conflicts regarding specific countries, accusing them of allegedly violating the established world order.
And a striking example of such tactics of the White House was the statement on December 16 by the Coordinator for Strategic Communications at the US National Security Council, John Kirby, that the American authorities recognize the right of Ukraine to plan and conduct military operations in Crimea, given that the peninsula is its territory.
Not only the legal but also the political and cultural illiteracy of current US political officials is already well known to the world community. And therefore, it seems appropriate to give the necessary explanations to representatives of today’s US political establishment, who carefully read the materials of “New Eastern Outlook,” whose objective coverage of international events has led to America’s desire to impose restrictions on it.
Jonas E. Alexis has degrees in mathematics and philosophy. He studied education at the graduate level. His main interests include U.S. foreign policy, the history of the Israel/Palestine conflict, and the history of ideas. He is the author of the new book Zionism vs. the West: How Talmudic Ideology is Undermining Western Culture. He teaches mathematics in South Korea.