During last two decades, the world has experienced two interconnected revolutions: one geopolitical, one geoeconomic. As a result, the world is moving to a situation of accelerating unpredictable change - a kind of "permanent revolution". It is characterised by rapid massive redistribution of the world GNP; the start of a new industrial revolution; the deficit of energy, raw materials and food; new rivalry; and the loss of dominance of the models of development. We also seen the decline of the US as the sole superpower and the geopolitical decline of Europe as China is rapidly taking on the role of second superpower. For the next few years, Russia will retain its position as the third world power, but with unclear geopolitical orientation, it would difficult to determine its status down the line.
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Sergey Karaganov, Dean of the School of International Economics and Foreign Affairs of the State University - Higher School of Economic
- Tuesday, 02 February 2010
- 5.15 p.m. - 6.30 p.m.
Seminar Room 3-1
Level 3, Manasseh Meyer
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
469C Bukit Timah Road