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International Relations Amid the Pandemic

... will be able to best exploit the new reality and take advantage of the opportunities that are opening up? And how? Igor Ivanov: Rethinking International Security for a Post-Pandemic World COVID-19 has also left its mark on the current architecture of international relations. At the turn of the century, it was mired in crisis. The end of the Cold War towards the late 20 th century effectively signaled the beginning of the transition from the bipolar world order established in the wake of the Second ...


Forget Kalashnikov? Russian Foreign Policy After Realism

No matter how the modern world order “crumbles”, the dimensions of the modern world cannot be reduced to mere security issues The Russian community of international relations professionals and pundits is strongly influenced by political realism. Being a realist is a good rule of thumb when it comes to mainstream approaches to international affairs. “Enemy” liberalism, “freaky” constructivism,...


Vodka or Cognac: Two Tastes of Global Politics

... vast assemblage of flavours, highlights and shades of aftertaste processed through the copper alembic of the liberal paradigm rather than pure ethanol as it is. Liberals hold on to the premise that states are well short of being stand-alone actors in international relations, as they are—to different extents—represented by various group interests being in complex interaction with each other. In approaching some foreign policy, liberals will tend to taste the flavours of culture, the highlights ...


Modern World Order: Structural Realities and Great Power Rivalries

... debated either as free-riding (abusing the international system with a view to gaining unilateral advantages) or as far as revisionism, which implies taking advantage of their important standing to revise the codified and uncodified rules and norms in international relations [Tammen et al. 2000; Davidson 2016; Schweller2015]. The rise of new powers, though, contributed just as well to debates on multilateralism and multipolarity of today’s world [Sakwa 2020]. As China was becoming increasingly assertive,...


21CQ/GB Global Conference "The State and Future of the World: Post-Pandemic and Post-U.S. Election"

Over fifty leading experts, former statesmen and diplomats from many countries of the world took part in the event On November 27–28, 2020, the Canadian Institute for 21st Century Questions (21CQ) together with Global Brief Magazine held a two-day virtual global conference on "The State and Future of the World: Post-Pandemic and Post-U.S. Election". Over fifty leading experts, former statesmen and diplomats from many countries of the world took part in the event. Andrey Kortunov, RIAC...


Discussion on the Role of Nationalism and National Identity

On July 20, 2020, the role of nationalism and national identity in contemporary international relations was discussed during an online expert meeting On July 20, 2020, the role of nationalism and national identity in contemporary international relations was discussed during an online expert meeting. Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director ...


What is Multilateralism in European Terms?

Multilateralism, like any other format of diplomatic activity, will always be as effective or ineffective as the players who practice them want The term “multilateralism” is not specifically elaborated in Russian international relations theory. For a long time, it has remained in the shadow of the much more popular term “multipolarity,” although the latter is gradually being replaced in Russian literature by the term "polycentrism.” Sometimes, it seems ...


Global Victory Over COVID-19: What Price Are We Willing to Pay?

The First Take on Humanity’s KPI in Combating the Coronavirus All epidemics end sooner or later. Today’s coronavirus pestilence will also end, leaving behind many human tragedies, huge economic losses, forced changes in our customary way of life, shifts in geopolitics and worldviews that will in some manner affect each and every one of us. Although we still have a long way to go before the pandemic even peaks, it is never too early to ponder the outcomes we are ready to accept as relatively “benign”...


Geopolitical Theory of Water

Territory and its morphology assume a key role in geopolitics Geopolitics, as an autonomous discipline, has a very particular cultural genesis, and it is not possible to ignore the deepening of the era in which it developed. His great forefathers can be considered the first geographers who in the nineteenth century began to think of the world as a relationship between human groups and territorial spaces. This relationship, of course, produced organizational differences and particularities, and...


Challenges to International Stability in 2020–2025

Crisis of the state system, Economic and financial disorder, the rise of non-state actors, climate change, migrations, decline of international institutions 1. Crisis of the state system. In coming years, we are likely to see a continuous crisis of the traditional state system, particularly in such places as the MENA region, sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and in parts of the former Soviet Union. Weak states might face a challenge of losing their sovereignty; they will not be in a position to provide...


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