The challenge facing the US is to operate in a world where there is not one single power, but multiple poles of power and influence. If you were Russia, or China, or Iran, would you believe that the American administration has any interest whatsoever in international law? Would you trust the US? Or would you be looking over your shoulder wondering if you were next?
A number of retired intelligence officers have publicly debunked claims that Russian hacked the US election, but this hasn’t stopped the FT from continuing to parrot the government line.