Rice says the notion of a multi-polar world is a necessary evil that sustained the essence of war but did not promote peace
The Bush Administration thinks the idea of a multipolar world is unhappy and even harmful as it may entail rivalry between the greatest powers of the world, the one similar to the "cold war". The idea was suggested by US National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice at London’s International Institute for Strategic Studies. The White House has circulated the text of Rice's speech in Washington.
According to Condoleezza Rice, instead of a multipolar world, the USA suggests that other democratic countries should join their efforts on the basis of similar interests and values for solution of their common problems, including repulsion of global threats and settlement of regional conflicts. Rice says that the notion of a multi-polar world, the one that still enjoys the support of many countries, has never resulted in integration, but on the contrary it has always been "a necessary evil that sustained the essence of war but did not promote peace."
"Multipolarity is a theory of rivalry, of competing interests and, at its very worst, of competing values," she told the assembly of experts on international and security affairs. Now, Rice believes, "the rivalry theory represents a danger for solution of serious problems" such as repulsion of threats from the international terrorism and proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.
According to Condoleezza Rice, within the past decade majority of countries, including the European ones, have started the democratic development line. Next year, ten European countries will join the European Union; seven states will get incorporated into the NATO. Coincidence of their interests and values provide a historical opportunity to do away with the destructive tendency of rivalry between the great powers of the world, Condoleezza Rice says. At that she added that "Russia is a US's partner." The US National Security adviser thinks it's time to switch from the rivalry aggravating local conflicts to cooperation that will help settle problems.