Might and Right in World Politics

Author
Dr. Jan (eds) Woischnik, Dr Jans Woischnik
Content Type
Commentary and Analysis
Institution
Brazilian Center for International Relations (CEBRI)
Abstract
In the last decade of the 20th century, when the Cold War came to an end, there was a growing understanding that International Law was consolidated as legitimation body for state actions. It was the begin- ning of a new peaceful world order, the world hoped that an old problem of geopolitics could finally be fully addressed by the International Law, a problem which the Athenian General Thucydides observed already more than 2000 years ago, according to which in the realm of the international, “the strong do what they can and the weak suffer what they must”. In this new world order right was supposed to finally come before might.
Topic
International Law, Political Theory, Geopolitics
Political Geography
Global Focus