Intersections of International Law and Relations
It is well known that international law is designed for the welfare of mankind. It is a set of norms governing interstate, intergovernmental relations, both written and unwritten. But intergovernmental relations, as well as interstate relations, create a political reality that contradicts the norms adopted and established by them. In this article, I would like to highlight the sharp points of contact between international law and international relations, which were shown to me by the political reality created in the modern world. I will discuss theoretical issues and confront them with the problems that states create with their decisions. It is impossible to talk about all the points in the format of the article, of course, so I will focus on a few, in particular, on the sources of international law and the subjects of law.