End of International Isolationism
post-Cold War international system survive?
After 9/11, the international system underwent a serious failure as regards the international security and stability. The international dangers and threats took a different nature blowing up the so-thought international security after the end of the Cold War. The new nature of the international dangers represented by the international terror and its nourishing structure and environments around the world imposed a necessary redefining of the 'international border.' This redefining is not an option, it is a must.
Therefore, the traditional notion and norm of sovereignty would be directly affected as natural integrated complements of the traditional international border perception in the systemic practice pattern within the international relations. Thereby, the Westphalian international system is undergoing a serious challenge; given my thinking that it lost the test through 9/11.
The state of the international border drove it toward the closure by the Westphalian international system at the basis of the responsibility of the state and guarded by 'sovereignty.' Currently, should the state began loosing this responsibility due to many factors, many describe them with globalization, and the trans-border terror is one clear example of this diminished responsibility, the international border would be driven toward openness by the international practice.
'Internal affair,' the extremely important term in the international relations is subject to re-identifying because the internal situation is no longer just an internal concern and, thereby, an internal affair, it becomes an international concern too, especially after 9/11.
The change has begun and it is real now. One central aspect of this change is the revitalizing the values in the international relations after they was abandoned by the 'abstract' Westphalian system. Given that the international insecurity or dangers represented by the trans-border and trans-national terror are inspired and carried by values, the counter-values are essential in the evolving international system and relations.