ict is an inevitable part of international relations, and find conflict as the usual pattern of interaction in global politics as a result of conflicting self-interests and views on various issues.
One of the realists, Morgenthau, also considered the father of international relations, considers politics as being the centre of international relations. He argues that years after the end of the Cold War, relations between the U.S and Russia are becoming better. Even as this happens, he says, Russia and China are rallying so as to curb the growing power of the United States. He argues that the misuse of power by the super-powers has been checked in the recent past through global collaboration. This power ought to be controlled by the contrasting powers. Apart from international cooperation, this has also been controlled by international organizations like the World Trade Organization. WTO has been given certain powers to control the misuse of these powers.
Twenty-first century conflicts are based on control of economic resources and the fundamentals of religion. According to realists, international politics is based on rivalry, suspicion and confrontation than cooperation which is not a so important a factor. Power politics dominates over avenues like diplomatic relations. There is always competing interest of nations playing dirty verses protecting their own. Such an interest stems from people’s pride and self-interest. Morgenthau and Burke warn of taking interest of your own group against the universal moral law. Morality in a way can help curb powers, if international morality can be prioritized over national interests.
On political morality, Morgenthau says that none exists without prudence, that is, every political choice has effects. The national concerns are however connected to international set of principles since moral values have done much in shaping national politics. Also, Morgenthau argues that power is autonomous to politics, but contributes to its