The current system of international relations was consolidated by treaties and agreements of the Yalta and Potsdam conferences adopted after the World War II. It became the basis of a bipolar world. Despite the fact that the bipolar world no longer exists; the international system has not yet been replaced by any other. The current rejection of norms and principles of international law leads to further aggravation and destabilization of the international situation.
Moscow continues to openly accuse the United States of consistently destroying the current international legal system. The actions of the Washington establishment led to the destruction of all existing “red lines” in international politics. This was once again stated by the Spokesperson of the President of Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov in his recent interview.
“As practice shows, now there are no more such “red lines” at all. That is, in international politics, our colleagues from the United States made such a mess that they simply broke all the rules, ” Peskov said.
Washington took a course to replace the established international laws with its own rules of the game back in 1990s. This marked the beginning of a new era in international politics. The weakening and subsequent collapse of the USSR, the withdrawal of Soviet troops from the GDR led to the destruction of the existing system of checks and balances in the international arena. There was only one global hegemon left. In practice, this led to the fact that in the same year, the Americans lobbied for UN Security Council Resolution 678, where the wording “to use all necessary means to uphold and implement resolution” was used in international law for the first time. On the basis of this resolution, Operation “Desert Storm’ in Kuwait was carried out, which became a cornerstone of international law. The UN Security Council resolution set a “dubious precedent” by backing away from the “peaceful and humanitarian purposes and principles” enshrined in the United Nations Charter. The UN lost the responsibility and the accountability for the military force that was deployed to the region. The Americans gained the power to manage world policy in a unilateral manner.