BY: PETER ISACKSON
Is Diplomacy a Useless Relic of the Romantic Past?
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Geopolitical shift evident after Putin's Ukraine invasion, leading to global divide between West and Global South.
US activated NATO for Ukraine, acknowledging de facto alliance. Biden vowed Russia accountability post-invasion.
NATO used Ukraine against Russia. US backed Ukraine to weaken Russia. Biden aimed at removing Putin.
World saw history unfold: global shift looming. Despite NATO, Ukraine disintegrated, society depopulated.
Was change triggered in Feb 2022 or post-Soviet collapse? West challenges rules, but shift started earlier.
Harper's article by Schwarz and Layne examines diplomacy shifts, questioning U.S.-Russia dynamics in Ukraine.
1815-1991 relic: Emblem of unilateral conflict resolution, war and diplomacy shaping shifting "world orders.
US history: Mythic "first Thanksgiving" masks war, exploitation, competitive spirit, and unequal relations.
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