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Lately globalism is beginning to wobble. The feud between the West and Russia continues over the issue of Ukraine and no settlement is in sight. Bitter civil war and failure of governance persist in the Islamic world, where the Arab Spring pro-democracy movement has failed and the Islamic State is in a situation close to lawlessness. Civil war is also rampant in Africa. The threat of terrorism is expanding while some countries aim to develop nuclear arms and expand military strength.

As for the background of these developments, it can be pointed out that the leadership of the United States as the linchpin of the world order has declined, causing multi-polarization and making it more difficult to keep order. In fact, the U.N. Security Council has become unable to take effective measures to settle disputes due to a clash of views among its permanent members.

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