Новые международные отношения в Большой Евразии. Российская стратегия в меняющейся геополитической динамике
The book is devoted to the problems of international development and cooperation in the Eurasian continental space. The authors (mainly employees of the HSE, as well as their colleagues from other research centers) proceed from the belief that this space has significant centripetal potential, which leads to the creation of a single Greater Eurasia "from Lisbon to Singapore." Seemingly extremely ambitious, its formation is as possible as necessary for Russia and other Eurasian states. The book has four sections. The first of them examined the geopolitical prerequisites of Greater Eurasia. Three other sections highlight the problems that exist in the main geographical areas of Greater Eurasia. The monograph is an invitation to a discussion both on particular issues that are raised in them, and on more general issues of Russia's development, its foreign policy priorities, its role in a changing and contradictory world.
Recommended for experts, teachers and students involved in the problems of international relations in the modern world.
This article provides the thesis that at the present stage of the development of the world order, all the constituent elements of the post-bipolar European collective security system have undergone a serious test. This is largely due to the accumulation of a certain amount of "dysfunctions" and "damage" within the post-bipolar safety system itself.
Conclusions about the influence of the geopolitical contradictions between Russia and the EU on foreign and integration policies seem extremely important in terms of the development of conflicts between the regional central forces themselves, as well as in assessing promising integration blocs and the “choice” of the interacting post-Soviet countries themselves. The instability of their behavior is a direct consequence of the emerging "integration dilemma". Although, one should not forget that the “integration dilemma” itself is needed for each country. In such circumstances, the politics of post-Soviet countries will gravitate towards instability and variability. All these countries have been and remain interested in expanding trade and economic relations simultaneously with Russia and the EU, as well as in obtaining assistance and attracting investment from both sides. “One-way” integration, obviously, was not able to provide the necessary and quicker opportunities for faster economic or political statements. The relationship between the two civilizational (in our case, integration) centers is called limitrophic or political balancing. Its strength is to belong to a particular center of power or community of states. Cooperation policies between countries can become volatile and sometimes speculative. In foreign literature, it should be noted the work of R. Schwedler, who pointed to the tendency of small and medium-sized countries to “bandwagon" to more powerful countries in order to achieve economic advantages. Such examples can be found among all five post-Soviet countries. It is on the example of the post-Soviet space that this article broadens the understanding of the behavior of such countries that are used in the context of the "dilemma of integration". The conflict between relations between Russia and the EU. If we are talking about a military confrontation, it would be logical to use the theoretical achievements of the Cold War by authors such as S. Walt and S. David. However, it is increasingly developing without the use of military forces. In this case, when planning integration strategies, everyone should also correspond to the results.
Five years after the “turn to the East” announced by Russia, experts and scientists continue to argue about its success. Some argue that “Russia did not succeed in a quick breakthrough into Asia” and that “history indicates that artificially created narratives and constructs from above are rarely viable”. Today, neither the theory of big Europe, nor the concept of big Eurasia can be effective platforms.
The authors of this study, without claiming to be an in-depth study of Eastern issues, tried in a concise and accessible form to describe the modern architecture of international relations Russia’s desire and desire to rethink and determine its place in it, and also consider the possibility of forming a new independent Western world order.