CHANGING DYNAMICS OF THE WORLD ORDER: CASE-STUDY OF RUSSIA’S POWER PLAY IN UKRAINE AND SYRIA
Keywords:World Order, unipolarity, multipolarity, resurgence, supremacy, power play, security
No world order has survived forever. Historically change has always been a perpetual feature of international system. Despite the fact that the Americans have been dominating international politics for the past three decades, there has also been a parallel debate about the future of their supremacy and the sustainability of unipolar world order. Though, no state has surpassed the US’ relative economic and military strength in the contemporary era, but the prevailing geostrategic environment is indicative of apparent changes in the global political dynamics. The prevalent global political and security situation, especially Russia’s power play in Ukraine and Syria suggests: (1) resurgence of Russia as a key actor in international politics; (2) re-distribution of power in international system; and, (3) a shift in the existing world order away from unipolarity. It might be too early to predict as to what could be the nature of emerging world order, but the above three assumptions do merit an academic inquiry.
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