It can be said that the end of the Cold War has not completely disappeared among the geopolitical thinkers of yesterday’s opponents. The West still considers Russia to be the Soviet Union, just as Russia is still concerned about what the United States is doing in the international field, and takes into account the old confrontation, although Russia is a potential partner of the European Community and NATO, given that world peace is threatened by regional conflicts.
Several changes have also occurred in the international arena, including that the principle of non-interference in the affairs of states is not applied in international relations today under the pretext of “international crimes” that require state intervention on the basis of what the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Kofi Annan, expressed in “ethical foreign policy” so that the collective international interest becomes equivalent to the national interest.
One of the most important variables is the change in the strategic concept of the Atlantic Alliance, so that it has gone with the direction that the United Nations has taken from intervening as well, after its goal was only defensive.
Aggression on the principle of non-intervention and its abolition would destroy the foundations of the international system, claiming that it is based on humanitarian considerations that in reality are mixed with the strategic and economic interests on which the principle of intervention using military force is based, and this could lead to an increase in wars rather than a solution. Regional crises and conflicts, and the concept of deterrence becomes sufficient to prevent these conflicts from occurring.