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Multilateralism Needs Reinventing, Not Resurrecting

The only plausible alternative to multilateralism is not a restoration of an old bipolar, unipolar or multipolar order, but a global disorder with no agreed-upon rules, procedures and hierarches of power The multilateralism of the second half of the 20 th century has become outdated, and no viable alternative has been found. Instead of trying to go back to old principles, governments should reinvent a multilateralism that is viable under current conditions: a project-based multilateralism that...


Russian and Chinese Experts Exchange Views on the Present and Future of the World Order

... Primakov Institute of World Economy and International Relations of RAS; and Alexey Maslov, Acting Director of the Institute of Far Eastern Studies of RAS, RIAC Member, were among Russian discussants. The Chinese views on the present and future of the world order were expressed by Ren Xiao, Professor and Director of the Center for the Study of Chinese Foreign Policy; Zhang Guihong, Professor and Director of the Center for the United Nations and International Organizations; Ma Bin, Assistant Professor ...


The Coming Bipolarity and Its Implications: Views from China and Russia

... narrative has also rejected the idea that the world has been moving in the direction of a new bipolarity, insisting on a gradual transformation of the unipolar, U.S.-centered international system of early XXI century to a multipolar (or polycentric) world order. Andrey Kortunov: Between Polycentrism and Bipolarity In spite of this, there are more and more discussions on the bipolarization of China and the United States in academic circles both in China and in Russia. Especially after the COVID-19 ...


Bipolarity and its Relations with Multipolarity and Unipolarity

The once-in-a-lifetime catastrophe of COVID-19 has shown that the trend of bipolarization between China and the U.S. is likely to continue and deepen in the post-pandemic period For most of the time after the end of the cold war, the contradiction between a unipolar and multipolar world was the main focus of the world structure. But now this state of affairs has been broken. With the emergence of a bipolar theory, relations between multipolarity and unipolarity is no longer the only pattern of...


Is Anarchy the Mother of Order?

... category is prophets, who indicate the only true path to the future for foreign policy for Russia, and even for humanity as a whole. The second category consists of artists, each of them painting in his own manner a picture of the current and future world order (or disorder). Finally, the third category is plumbers: those focused on whether its time to change an old gasket, tighten or loosen a rusty nut, or clean pipes in worn-out units called foreign policy and the international system. The authors ...


The World Order Crisis and the Future of Globalization

... the international system. Alarmist forecasts, geopolitical antiquity, and even geopolitical eschatology have become the fad du jour . This work is a two-pronged attempt to correlate the current history of globalization (1990–2020) with the systemic world order crisis that has broken out this year and to put forward certain suppositions concerning the possible dynamics of globalization in the future. By “future,” we mean two temporal horizons. The nearest horizon (2020–2022) allows us to assess ...


The Mirages of Westphalia

In today’s world, societies cannot interact through the bottleneck of intergovernmental relations Once the current systemic crisis arrives at its still vague yet inevitable end, a new world order will emerge, and as analysts ponder it, most of them agree that nation states will further grow in power in relation to other international actors. Strictly speaking, this strengthening is already going full throttle. How stable is this trend ...


Operational Space as an Imperative of Russian Foreign Policy

After disillusionment and turns to the West and then to the East, Russia is finally acquiring a more realistic and at the same time more flexible position in the world arena Historically, Russia’s goal of gaining operational space in foreign policy was largely linked with its efforts to overcome geographical restrictions, increase the number of allies and overcome the vulnerability to external threats, writes Valdai Club Programme Director Yaroslav Lissovolik . In the current context, the strategy...


China versus the US: Who Will Prevail?

The recently published book China versus the US: Who Will Prevail? (New Jersey, World Scientific, 2020), aims at answering two set of questions. In the first place: Did China challenge the United States too hard and too soon and, by doing so, seriously affected the chance to attain its objectives? Can Washington still contain China’s ascendancy and retain its current leading status? In the second place: What are the options that can result from the clash of these two behemoths? Which of these options...


Andrey Kortunov Speaks at CFR Roundtable on Post-Pandemic World Order

On June 10, 2020, the U.S. Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) held an online roundtable on the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the future world order On June 10, 2020, the U.S. Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) held an online roundtable on the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the future world order. Reports were made by Natalie Tocci, Director of the Italian International Affairs ...


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  1. In your opinion, what are the US long-term goals for Russia?
    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
     33 (31%)
    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
     30 (28%)
    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
     24 (22%)
    U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China  
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