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New Entente After September 11? The United States, Russia, China, and India

New Entente After September 11? The United States, Russia, China, and India Global Governance 9 (2003), 15–21 GLOBAL INSIGHTS New Entente After September 11? The United States, Russia, China, and India Giandomenico Picco eptember 11 has changed geopolitics. In some cases, it accelerated processes that were already under way, or it brought to the surface Spreviously less visible trends. And in still others, it provided an opportunity, or excuse, to pursue hidden agendas under the guise of the struggle against terrorism. New political partnerships have also been initiated or strengthened, the most striking being a convergence or realignment among the United States, Russia, China, and India. The implications of this renewed rapport for the United Nations, and for a form of global governance based on international law, are significant and unsettling. The international system created in 1945 under the prompting and leadership of the United States is founded on functioning treaties and conventions and a commitment to the predominance of law over mili- tary force. The attempts to construct a system and world organization that went beyond the “directoire” of the Congress of Vienna have come to a screeching halt. With the growing number of voices declaiming international law as an infringement on state sovereignty, have we moved from political to http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Global Governance: A Review of Multilateralism and International Organizations Brill

New Entente After September 11? The United States, Russia, China, and India

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Brill
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Copyright © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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1075-2846
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1942-6720
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10.1163/19426720-00901004
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Abstract

Global Governance 9 (2003), 15–21 GLOBAL INSIGHTS New Entente After September 11? The United States, Russia, China, and India Giandomenico Picco eptember 11 has changed geopolitics. In some cases, it accelerated processes that were already under way, or it brought to the surface Spreviously less visible trends. And in still others, it provided an opportunity, or excuse, to pursue hidden agendas under the guise of the struggle against terrorism. New political partnerships have also been initiated or strengthened, the most striking being a convergence or realignment among the United States, Russia, China, and India. The implications of this renewed rapport for the United Nations, and for a form of global governance based on international law, are significant and unsettling. The international system created in 1945 under the prompting and leadership of the United States is founded on functioning treaties and conventions and a commitment to the predominance of law over mili- tary force. The attempts to construct a system and world organization that went beyond the “directoire” of the Congress of Vienna have come to a screeching halt. With the growing number of voices declaiming international law as an infringement on state sovereignty, have we moved from political to

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Global Governance: A Review of Multilateralism and International OrganizationsBrill

Published: Aug 3, 2003

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