Search: Geopolitics (15 materials)


All for One and One for All: Diplomatic Recognition of Kosovo, Abkhazia and South-Ossetia

... Serbia. Belgrade is seeking support from Russia — and more recently from the People’s Republic of China — to counterbalance American and European soft power in Kosovo and does not support Moscow’s views regarding Abkhazia and South-Ossetia. Geopolitics versus International Law The Montevideo Convention on the Rights and Duties of States, signed in 1933, states: “the state as a person of international law should possess the following qualifications: (a) a permanent population; (b) a defined ...


Protracted Asymmetric Geopolitical Conflict

Since neither Russia nor China can countervail the US-led Western alliance on its own, a closer equation is needed between the two Each of us has his own definition of “geo-history”, and mine is the interface of the “geopolitical” and the “world-historical.” We are marked by two anniversaries, that of the start of WW II in 1939 and its end in 1945. Fascism was a unique regime of terror, with a strategy of unbridled ‘exterminism’ and therefore constituted a unique political evil in world history...


West/Non-West: Funhouse Mirror of World Politics

... short in terms of economic development is closer to Zedong’s Three worlds perspective rather than the western one. The West/non-West System as the Resurgence of the Land/Sea Dichotomy There exists another dichotomy that has taken roots in western geopolitics, namely Land vs Sea. In fact, it represents a continuation of the same opposition between colonial Empires of the West and continental powers of the East. This distinction implies the world division into maritime-based powers (Thalassocracy ...


Heartland Reunion: Geopolitical Chimera or Historical Chance?

... the extended European peninsula of the Asian mainland – act as continental limitrophe states Anyone who has at least some idea about the theory of international relations should remember the oft-quoted formula put forward by the father of British geopolitics, Halford Mackinder: “Who rules the Heartland commands the World-Island; who rules the World-Island commands the world.” For those who are sceptical about geopolitical constructs and terminology, this logical chain may seem like a meaningless ...


Indo-Pacific or Community of Common Destiny?

... the fate of being a redundant historical player in the evolution of the Eurasian continent. Indo-Pacific, Quad, and Containing China Andrey Kortunov: SCO: The Cornerstone Rejected by the Builders of a New Eurasia? The term Indo-Pacific has entered geopolitics via biogeography, which studies the patterns of geographical distribution and the distribution of animals, plants, and microorganisms. Biologists have drawn our attention to the fact that the vast ocean that spreads from the south of Japan ...


2016 – A Victory of Conservative Realism

In the winter of 2014, two months before the events in Crimea, when it was already clear that the confrontation with the West was getting increasingly tense, I read again Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace. I was struck by a phrase that had not caught my attention before: “A battle is won by those who firmly resolve to win it.” I realized then that Russia would resolve and win. More than three years later, the tide has turned. There are still many dangers ahead; the economic base is still...


Russia Day in International Summer School for Young Foreign Policy Experts in Belgrade

From July 30 to August 6, 2015, Belgrade is hosting international summer school “ Geopolitics in the Emerging Multipolar Era ”, held by the Serbian Center for International Relations and Sustainable Development (CIRSD) with participation of over 30 young foreign relations scholars, tutors and diplomats lectured by representatives ...


The Splendours and Miseries of Geopolitics

Renaissance of Geopolitics? It is likely that, when describing the development of international relations in the second decade of the 21st century, future historians will refer to a kind of renaissance of geopolitics. While it may not be entirely accurate to suggest ...


Western delusions triggered this conflict and Russians will not yield

The Soviet Union’s sunset years hardly felt like an innocent age to those who lived through them, but to recall the hopes and aspirations of that era is to rue the naiveties of those days. “A common European house” was how President Mikhail Gorbachev pictured the continent’s future; “a Europe whole and free”, in the words of George HW Bush, his American counterpart. But, as the tussle over Ukraine has shown, Russia and the west are rivals once again. The ceasefire...


Geopolitics, Revisionism and the Black Sea

Latent tensions have loomed before civil strife actually irrupted in Ukraine amid deep-rooted political uncertainties. That claims upon the Crimean peninsula would be eventually raised by Putin’s Russia, concentrating troops at the borders and effecting what appeared to be a military invasion, followed by a political validation (i.e. the referendums in the Eastern provinces), were not unfathomable. Yet, in its mitigation attempts the West has failed to appraise the region’s complex history...


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