International Relations Between The United States And Soviet Union

1047 Words Sep 9th, 2016 5 Pages
In 1991 the end of the Cold War brought the bipolar international system of superpowers, United States and Soviet Union, to an end. Since this time international order has been filled with uncertainty, change, and chaos. Globalization is one reason chaos has been created in the international system. The terms of state relationships have changed. States now must be dependent on each other as events outside their state have more impact than ever before and require international cooperation. Globalization has created multiple changes for state in politics, economics, social/cultural and security; each element changing international order in the 21st century. International Relation theorist have multiple definition for international order based on the relationship between states (actors and non-actors), individuals, and political systems. Ikenberry defines international orders as “a pattern of activity that sustains the elementary or primary goals of the society of states, or international society.” He goes further and defines order as the fundamental rules, principles, and institutions among a group of states. Ikenberry states, “The three most important varieties of political order among states are those organized around balance of power, hegemony, and constitutionalism.” “Political order is established when the basic organizing arrangements of the system are set up; when overturned, contested or in disarray, order has broken down.” Political…

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