New World Order or Disorder – CIR’s analysis
Russian aggression in Ukraine was a serious illustration that emerging powers strive to change international order. In fact we have witnessed, in recent years, more assertiveness from the rising “Rest” and the construction of an alternative world system. This brings more risks for global peace and stability and is a grave challenge to the Western powers. The changes in the international system in recent years – scrutinizing moves to set up parallel global institutions, norms and regulations by emerging powers – show two possible reactions of the West. A compromise would be the only sustainable way to avoid growing divisions. Although this will not be easy, the alternative – confrontation – is only worse – writes Patryk Kugiel in his analysis entitled New world order or disorder?