In a surreal, movie-like scene, Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov was shot dead at an art gallery last month by a young man who did not choose to dress like Ayman al-Zawahiri or Abu Hafs al-Mauritani. The killer opted for a formal outfit instead, carrying out the crime and then began to deliver a speech. He was later identified as police personnel. This incident exposes the international tragedy we're currently living as the institution may seem threatened and the theoretical establishment of the state and the authority and their influence will not be like it was five centuries ago. The biggest challenge which countries confront today is represented in the extent of their capabilities to fortify power and search for modern pillars that help them coexist with challenges which no one has thought of before as terrorism has gone beyond operating in caves and tunnels and fortifying itself in mountains and infiltrated institutions while eroding the authority's body. This strengthens the hypothesis of major dwindling or perhaps breaking and collapse.
Recent developments in organized violence have triggered a wave of unprecedented anger. The past century was concluded with talks about ends, completion prophecies, proud statements about technology, civilization and globalization and the end of geography, man and borders. However, the beginning of the new century was loud and it was dramatic as represented by the September 11 twin attacks.
Historian Eric Hobsbawm refuses to be exclusively categorized within the Marxist ghetto. In his dairies Interesting Times, he said it was not possible to separate between the fields of politics and history. He then voiced gratitude that his Marxist characteristic allowed his books to gain popularity in Hungary and Slovenia.
In chapter 8 of his book, The Age of Extremes: The Short Twentieth Century, 1914–1991, he wrote about the Cold War and mentioned a historical point that may help us understand the challenges we confront. He says that what was precisely different about the Cold War is that it brought about transformations in the international arena - transformations which completely cancelled or blacked out all rivalries and disputes that shaped international policy before World War II. He then notes that these transformations will influence the third millennium more than the Korean War or the Berlin and Cuba crises did.
Defiance of authority
The fallout from a defiance of authority is the revival of violence. The assassination of the Russian envoy in Turkey is an example.Fahad Suleiman Shoqiran