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The Mirages of Westphalia

... Westphalian world order? Yet, after the pandemic and the structural global economic crisis, the “return to Westphalia” concept needs at least some major qualifications. Are Nation States Really That Strong? Andrey Kortunov: What We've Learnt About Globalization First, the strengthening of nation states is far from ubiquitous. As a rule, states bolster their standing if they were strong prior to the current cataclysms. Hardly anyone will earnestly discuss a “Westphalian renaissance” in the Middle ...


A World Without a Crisis

After several unprecedented global downturns in a little more than a decade, amid the reigning global crisis and the spectre of a second wave of the pandemic delivering renewed blows to global markets, is it at all conceivable to imagine a world where there is no place for such crises? It almost seems as if now crises are seen as an inevitable and perhaps even a progressive result of the free operation of market forces. Some theories go so far as to postulate the expediency of a crisis as a transformation...


(Dis)integration processes: Vulnerabilities of a globalised world

Alexey Gromyko provides a Russian perspective on the impacts of the current pandemic on our globalised world Humanity is currently facing some of the most profound changes we have seen in generations, presenting us with challenges and opportunities to reassess long-held concepts, structures, and ways of being. One of the most debated topics of the past few decades has been globalisation, which has followed a particular path shaped by the interests of a global order that was already shifting prior...


The Last Hours Before Dawn

The myth of “blissful globalization” needs to be replaced by a project to reset the entire process where we learn from the mistakes of the past. The coronavirus pandemic has plunged the world into all kinds of discouraging thoughts. Most analytical articles talk scathingly ...


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

... a new workforce, with the exception of a few in-demand jobs. Therefore, a second migration crisis following hard on the heels of the epidemiological crisis would be even more destructive for the European way of life than the first migration crisis. Globalization Alarmists keep saying that the pandemic is a death sentence for globalization as we understand it today. Empty airports and hotels, cancelled exhibitions and forums, deserted city streets, no sporting events (including the Olympics)—all ...


Global Governance 4.0: ‘Agile’ or ‘Waterfall’?

... (Governance 2.0) and global/multilateral institutions (Governance 3.0). These stages in the evolution of global governance have reached limitations and constraints that call for new approaches towards modelling the global economic architecture. The advent of Globalization 4.0 and the Fourth industrial revolution are set to be accompanied by the emergence of Global governance 4.0 that incorporates the rising role of technology into the multilayered edifice of the global economy. It is by now widely acknowledged ...


The Intellectual Vector: Where Russian Interventionism Is Imperative

... intervene: the intellectual vector. Just as the USA and France, Russia has been a seedbed of ideas and concepts during the period of Modernity, and still is, but with a difference. Unlike France and the USA, it has seemingly abandoned the vocation of the globalization of its ideas and concepts; of its very perspective. In this brief note, I wish to spotlight a few thematic areas in which a Russian intellectual intervention is imperative and feasible. These are the Cold war and the clash of contending ...


What We've Learnt About Globalization

... Beijing Forum 2019 Speaking notes during the Beijing Forum 2019 As noted by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, “Man came silently into the world". This observation made by the great 19th Century French philosopher and theologian could be referring to globalization. And indeed, globalization came into the world silently, and we don’t truly know when exactly that happened. Some attribute its beginning to the end of the 20 th century, while others connect it with the creation of global governance institutions ...


RIAC at 16th Beijing Forum

Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, took part in the Forum and made a report on the changing perceptions of globalization processes in the modern world at the session on the new world order On November 1­–3, 2019, in Beijing, Peking University together with the Beijing Municipal Commission of Education, and Korea Foundation for Advanced Studies co-hosted ...


Russian–Chinese Dialogue: The 2019 Model

The 5th annual report by RIAC, RAS Institute of Far Eastern Studies and the Institute of International Studies at Fudan University The 5th annual report by RIAC, RAS Institute of Far Eastern Studies and the Institute of International Studies at Fudan University presents the сommon views of leading Russian and Chinese international affairs experts on the development of Russia–China cooperation in 2018 and the first quarter of 2019. The authors analyze the dynamics of Russia–China interaction on...


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    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
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    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
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    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
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    U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China  
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