The West is Struggling in an Unenlightened and Disorderly World

Today, the West doesn’t fully understand (or is willfully blind to the fact) that the rest of the world has not abandoned ideological struggle, the use of force to resolve disputes, or Machiavellian international politics. We continue to see international relations through rose-colored glasses — the prism of the forward march of history. We have, however, misjudged the pace. As a result, we are struggling in an increasingly disorderly and dangerous world.