(Global Governance) Double Standards Are Not Enough: The Impossibility of Morality in a Multipolar World (Valdai Discussion Club)

Timofei Bordachev

The state of modern international politics raises fundamental questions with respect to its assessment in theoretical terms. The main feature of the current state of affairs, which the scientific discussions and the information space are facing, is the almost-universal denial by the world’s leading powers of the need to correlate declarations with real politics. Those countries that have achieved results to the greatest extent, in turn, have gone further than others in differentiating between utopia and reality in their foreign policy objectives.