К дебатам о теории международных отношений: переосмысление междисциплинарности
This piece is a reaction to a series of articles on the state of IR discipline, which was started in previous issues of this journal. The authors emphasise problems of IR theory in Russia (insufficient attention to the current IR trends as well ideologisation of theories and methods, which leads to numerous difficulties of integration of the Russian academic community into the world academic discussion). Particular attention is paid to the specificity of the formation of new theoretical approaches where interdisciplinarity is key. Ignoring it would seriously limit capabilities and depth of Russian analytics. To illustrate these points the article addresses the analysis of the EU’s 2016 Global Strategy with ‘resilience’ being its key category. The article demonstrates inevitability of addressing theory for the sake of the analysis of this document as well as for the research of EU-Russian relations at large. The first part of the article examines the specificity of how IR theory is used by the Russian academic community. The second part is devoted to the main problems of the contemporary discussion on the essence of IR. The third part gives an illustration of how theoretical approaches can be used to analyse one specific document, which is important for EU-Russian relations.