By Sameh Selim: The Fall of International Law Under the Feet of Military Force

Mr. Sameh Selim


 The Fall of International Law Under the Feet of Military Force

Written by journalist Sameh Selim - a member of the American Press Agency

The concept of survival of the fittest has emerged as a new international norm, overshadowing the role of international law and the United Nations. This shift has been particularly pronounced since the onset of the Russian-Ukrainian war, a conflict that continues to this day, underscoring the global implications of this trend.

The situation's urgency is evident in the race among nations to acquire advanced weapons that can safeguard their security. This scramble for the latest technology, particularly in modern advanced weapons, which are rapidly and astonishingly developing, underscores the diminishing role of human combat in favor of remote-controlled, technology-driven warfare.

This is evident in the large spending on giant weapons, aircraft carriers, helicopters, and drones, whether air or sea, to protect its lands and economy in light of the unlimited ambitions of other countries or for the sake of water, energy, or the protection of sea routes, or to protect marine Internet cables, gas and oil pipelines, and giant marine wells in territorial waters or economic waters up to the high sea.

It also clearly shows the increasing search for joint advanced military industries, the acquisition of nuclear technology and reactors, and the emergence of military alliances, whether declared or secret.

The next surprise in military manufacturing is manufacturing a robot for an individual fighter and its use in wars instead of a natural human, which will make previous scientific fiction come true on the ground now.

In the next stage, all these events mean one thing: the fall of international law under the feet of global military powers. This shift, with its significant implications for global security and geopolitics, signals a move away from a rules-based international order towards a more chaotic and unpredictable system, where might make right and the strongest nations dictate the terms of international relations, a situation that could potentially destabilize the global security landscape.

The absence of the role of the United Nations, a global organization established in [specific year] to maintain international peace and security, the reduction of its political and legal tasks, and its ineffectiveness gave the green light for military force to replace international law, which had become a dead letter.

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