Внешняя политика 2014: Однобокая держава
The book comprehensively examines the current Russian turn to the East, opening up for the country, primarily for its eastern part, new development prospects. The published articles attempted an interdisciplinary review of these new trends. Its authors – geographers, economists – analyze the necessary measures that should be taken to effectively integrate the country into the Asian division of labor, to overcome its pronounced European eccentricity. The articles of the collection also speak about the space of opportunities in which these tasks will be solved. The book is addressed to a wide range of specialists, it will be of interest to anyone who wants to participate in one form or another in solving one of the main challenges facing the country in the 21st century.
The article takes stock of the reflections developed in a project originated in 2015 when intellectual interaction between Russia and the West was rapidly degrading to mutual accusation and verbal fights with the aim to provide a forum for analyst and political practitioners from Russia, Europe, the United States and China to conduct a constructive dialogue and ultimately move from producing endless recriminations and claims to discussing the future of Russia’s role in international affairs and, naturally, the future of the world as a whole.
This article builds on extensive debates on the role of BRICS in world order. But instead of focusing on BRICS’ impact on the world order, the article takes a different methodological approach. It traces how much the evolution of BRICS’ rational was prompted by changes of the international system and Russia’s and China’s grand strategies. The key finding is that the BRICS does not determine major world developments, but acclimatizes to the evolving international situation. Particular attention is paid to how the BRICS has adapted to the rise of great power politics and competition in recent years.
This article examines the evolution of Russia’s policy towards BRICS from the time of its formation as a group of four countries in 2006 to the present. The authors analyse the main political objectives that guided Moscow in initiating the creation of this format and in developing it in subse- quent years. The article argues that, with Russia as a participant, the character of the organization has undergone major changes, due both to the changing inter- national situation and fundamental changes that the foreign policy of Russia itself has undergone since 2014.
From the incident at Pristina airport (1999) to the annexation of Crimea (2014), Moscow is trying to demonstrate that it will not abide by rules set by others, nor resign itself to the place of a second-tier power. Beyond an expansionist itch, this reaction displays Russia’s difficulty in defining itself and constituting a nation unto itself. In reality, the country is trying to isolate itself as a political entity; Moscow’s revisionism is aimed, first and foremost, at Russia.