Search: Multipolarity (8 materials)

Between Polycentrism and Bipolarity

... bipolarity (Cold War period) to a “unipolar moment” (mid-1990s) and further towards a multipolar, or polycentric, world. As a rule, no one tries to look beyond the distant horizons of “mature polycentrism” in Russia. Although the substance of this multipolarity, the specific trajectory of systemic shifts and their significance for international stability have been actively discussed in the Russian expert and political communities, the very fact of the international system’s evolution towards ...


A New Anarchy? Scenarios for World Order Dynamics

... academic writings. The second model seems more familiar. It suggests building a new bipolarity. Until not a very long time ago, it was courting much scepticism merely by virtue of there being no adequate candidates for the role of the second pole. Unlike multipolarity with its non-explicit rivalry and competition, bipolarity implies a confrontation between two concrete camps. Therefore, this system can be regarded as more structured and stable. However, hardly anybody wanted to lead it until recently,...


Political Multipolarity vs. Economic Unipolarity: 2018 Results and 2019 Intrigues

... talking about the end of the unipolar world and the inevitable triumph of the multipolar order. Having become divorced from reality in the academic community, this dispute became partially scholastic. In the meantime, for practical experts the inevitable multipolarity is an obvious truth. This state of affairs is not typical only of Russia. In the meantime, both groups omit some important details that were clearly pronounced in 2018, when the picture became more complex. Igor Ivanov: Russia, China and ...


G20 Summit: Looking for Compromise

... countries – and not a political club. This fact increases its significance as an organization exhibiting a multilateral, multi-format and pluralistic nature of today’s international relations. Active discussions in such a format confirm the relevancy of multipolarity and the current processes of reconfiguring the world. In such circumstances, Russia can most fully implement its interests and convey its vision of international matters. An analysis of the volume of news reports in the European media is ...


Why the World is Not Becoming Multipolar

Multilateralism Instead of Multipolarity In Russia, the concept of multipolarity is usually associated with Yevgeny Primakov. Indeed, the former Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation marked the start of the transition to multipolarity as a key trend in contemporary ...


Bonus for the “Big Eight” in Qingdao: Some Thoughts on the SCO Summit

... the status of not only the largest, but also the most influential union in Eurasia The G7 summit in Quebec (Canada) and the SCO summit in Qingdao (China) took place at almost exactly the same time and once again clearly demonstrated the ever growing multipolarity of global and trans-regional development. However, while the Group of Seven meeting took a step backwards of sorts – or, put simply, actually failed – the SCO summit took a step forward towards its expansion and the further development ...


Do As I Say, Not As I Do: Power Politics and International Law

In the wake of the Second World War, the United States found itself in an unprecedented position of power. As the only country to emerge from the chaotic fighting as both victorious and unscathed relative to its European and Asian counterparts, the United States was able to set the tone for its establishment of a liberal hegemony over the world. Instead of regressing back into the isolationist camp, the United States instead utilized its preeminence to structure international institutions and law...


The world order in 2033: More risks, less predictability

... the U.S. and China, there are also the EU, India, Japan, Brazil and so on. Even so, attempts will be made to control global processes. The problem is that, along with attempts at effective global control, the world will become ever more multipolar. Multipolarity increases uncertainty and risks compared with the bipolar or unipolar model. Yes, such a system of international relations is more pluralistic but it is also more chaotic and more difficult to manage. These two trends, the trend towards ...


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