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A View by a Russian Conservative: Waiting for the Dawn of Multipolar World

Dmitry Evstafiev

“A multipolar world is not a world in which America has declined and no longer claims the status of the only superpower. It is rather a world in which several international players have the power and the responsibility to undertake and fulfill global commitments. With that in mind, we can hardly claim that what is happening now is the dawn of a multipolar world… So far, not a single country—neither China, nor… Russia—is ready to undertake global geopolitical and geoeconomic commitments... The virtual reality of the unipolar world will be replaced by the bloody reality of regional conflicts... If the United States manages to pull this geopolitical trick off, we are all in for another 25 years of a new “American age”. America's world dominance will be so brutal that the 1990s will look a pinnacle of democracy and humanism in comparison. But if it can't pull it off, we will see what has long been foretold—“the end of history”. Of American history.”

A View by a Russian Conservative: Waiting for the Dawn of Multipolar World (full text)


SECURITY INDEX №1 (86), 2008/2009