Jan 24Liked by Kevin Batcho

Interesting read. A 'rules-based order' seems to be a logical follow up to an order based on international law. The latter allows a hegemon to take the actual moral high ground by preaching as well as practicing that all nations are equal before the law. However, it is rigid and seems to work well only in times of relative global stability. As these are not stable times the law based order does not serve a hegemon to conserve the organisation (structure of relationships) it has built and is a part off. Rather it is perceived as a threat. A 'rules-based order' ... to the extend a hegemon can get away with it ... provides much more flexibility to conserve the status quo in unstable times. This conserving of organisation is of course not something that is only attempted by a hegemon, but any living system including tribes.

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