№ 4, 2004
The author states that the bipolar system which ensured a certain level of strategic stability seized to exist with the end of the Cold War. According to I.Ivanov, the transition period in international relations could be dragged out for a long time, especially considering that the process of globalization is yet far from completion. The article analyzes projects and recommendations concerning the future development of international relations in a globalizing world. Depending on political and philosophical stances of their authors, I.Ivanov classifies these projects into five categories: a neo-liberal scenario, a conflict of civilizations scenario, “realistic” scenarios, the US informal predominance scenario and a multipolar model scenario. The work proves the multipolar world order to be an objective demand of the globalization.
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