Decline of US provides a chance to reshape international law, but this can’t happen while West always sees Russia as ‘the bad guy’

As the world order evolves

As the world order evolves, there should be an opportunity for countries to build new relationships. But as long as Western powers follow the tired US narrative that ‘Russia equals bad,’ there will be no significant change.

International law is largely a reflection of power. Great powers accept international law that limits their foreign policy flexibility if they get reciprocity and predictability in return. In an international system with several great powers balancing each other, international law will lean towards sovereignty and peace by constraints on the use of force.

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