In fact, Huntington’s frameworks better explain the nature of present-day international politics.
Just as Huntington argued, the society today is characterized by cultural conflicts between the nations in question (Ritzer & Atalay 23-29). One would argue that ideologies no longer have a place in contemporary states, and that the states have resulted in divisions on the basis of cultural and religious affiliations. It is also important to note that Huntington argues that despite the end of the conflicts in the world, there was an emergence of a novel era of inter-civilizational conflicts (Ritzer & Atalay 23-29). As far as today’s politics is concerned, a clear shift in the international politics is evident. In the globe today, there are countless conflicts between different factions of the society such as wars between the Muslims and Christians.
Huntington was of the opinion that the conflicts between the existing civilizations will ultimately lead to a phase of conflicts in the contemporary world (Ritzer & Atalay 23-29). Going by the argument by Huntington, it is evident that there have been several conflicts between various forms of power such as monarchial governments, constitutional governments and even the dictatorial governments. This aspect validates the fact that the thoughts of Huntington are valid for international politics today.
After the Cold War, as Huntington writes, there emerged a clash of civilizations between the Western civilizations and the non-Western civilizations (Ritzer & Atalay 23-29). This results from the aspect that the non-western civilizations have also moved towards shaping of history in the present day politics. In the perspective of the modern-day world, it is evident even the third world and the second world countries have continued to develop themselves in terms of culture and civilizations, and actually posing a major threat to the first