Будущее Большой Европы. Перспективы развития макрорегиона
This collective monograph presents an interdisciplinary analysis of modern processes in the space of the Greater Europe macroregion. The paper provides assessments and recommendations for identifying the most promising areas of cooperation for the countries of the Eurasian continent. The research focuses on the analysis of the current state of the region from the point of view of globalization trends and complex interaction of two integration associations: the EU and the EAEU. Analyzed the economic, institutional and political aspects of regional integration, as well as the development of the international security system. The scientific project was implemented on the initiative of the Councils of Young Scientists of the Institute of Economics of the Russian Academy of Sciences and IMEMO RAS.
Continuing the research of predecessors on the development and crises in Europe and the near abroad, this work is intended to present their own view of the future of the Greater Europe macro-region. The main question posed by the authors of the monograph is - in what conditions could the countries of Greater Europe develop most successfully? What areas of regional integration (or disintegration) should receive the most attention when choosing a long-term development strategy, primarily within the EU and the EAEU? In order to get closer to the answer to this difficult question, it is necessary to analyze the integration processes in the region, to identify the main challenges and points of bifurcation. The specificity of the task at hand presupposes a fundamental analysis of a significant number of phenomena of social life, which are difficult not only to generalize, but also to present in one book. The authors of the monograph focused on a number of fundamental and most pressing issues of integration, which first of all require assessment and reflection.
The relevance of studying the problems of European security today is largely associated with the changes that have occurred in the world in a quarter of a century after the end of the Cold War and the disappearance of the Yalta-Potsdam system (1945–1991). Are all the constituent elements of a post-bipolar system of collective security being seriously tested today? To answer, it is necessary to consider in detail the changes in the architecture of international security and assess the prospects for its further development, primarily in relation to the macro-region of Greater Europe and the behavior of key European actors.