The aspect of this "The Grayzone" interview pertinent to this thread, is another example of the so called "Rules Based International Order". They bring up a firebrand neocon named Kurt Volker, whose resume includes US Ambassador to NATO, and U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine for Donald Trump.
They discuss a piece he wrote in June of 2021 concerning Russia/Ukraine, and for the purpose of just this thread, the following is how he both begins and ends it:
There can be no accommodation unless and until Russian aggression ends and it returns to the rules-based orderhttps://cepa.org/article/what-does-a...hat-you-think/There can be no accommodation unless and until Russian aggression ends and it returns to the rules-based order.
This is precisely the type of arrogant and bullying US foreign policy that much of the world is interested in breaking free from, the process in transitioning from a unipolar world order to a multi polar world order is already well underway, and the tighter it tries to squeeze and hang on its past as the single world hegemon, the faster the US will see it slip through its fingers. You can't carry water in a balled up fist, it must be cupped and nurtured. Diplomacy is the future, it's happening all around us, but this transition is likely to get even bumpier until the big bully thrashes himself into exhaustion.
Hopefully, he doesn't drag the entire world down with him...