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Sorry, America, the New World Order Is Dead

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Sorry, America, the New World Order Is Dead

Putin isn’t dragging the world back to the 19th century. Obama just needs to stop pretending it’s 1991.

Russia is dragging the world back into the 19thcentury, at least according to Barack Obama’s administration. "You just don’t in the 21st century behave in 19th-century fashion by invading another country on completely trumped-up pretext," said Secretary of State John Kerry, following Moscow’s annexation of Crimea. "What we see here are distinctly 19th- and 20th-century decisions made by President [Vladimir] Putin to address problems," added another senior administration official. "Sending in troops and, because you’re bigger and stronger, taking a piece of the country — that is not how international law and international norms are observed in the 21st century," President Obama declared a few weeks later.

As Moscow continues to threaten a broader invasion — most recently demanding that Kiev withdraw its troops from eastern Ukraine — America’s indignant response reveals a great deal about how its leaders think about international norms.

Unfortunately, it is the Americans, not the Russians, who are trapped in a time warp.

Unfortunately, it is the Americans, not the Russians, who are trapped in a time warp. They believe that the legal norms promoted by the United States during its brief period of global hegemony — which started in 1991 and has eroded over the last decade

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Written by Mika

6. maja 2014. u 19:22

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