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An open lecture of Richard Sakwa was held

On February 22, an open lecture was held by Richard Sakwa, a famous British political scientist, a specialist in the study of political processes in Russia and a leading foreign scientist in HSE International Laboratory of World Order and New Regionalism. The lecture was devoted to the review of modern theories and approaches to international relations analysis, in particular, it was Atlanticism as a concept rethinking, interpreting of existing global order transformation.

In review, R. Sakwa included various aspects related to the vision of American hegemony and its interaction with Russian and Chinese security systems, and also considered such phenomena as modern democracy and democratism. The Political scientist paid special attention to the international political regimes’ emerging typology in the modern world: democratic internationalism, traditional internationalism and national populism. According to R. Sakwa, it is extremely important to talk about the threats that await the existing world order in its current state, to better understand their mitigation. In his report, he proposes 4 models that in his opinion have a high event probability. Despite the fact that it is not yet possible to definitively substantiate the modern international relations concept, R. Sakwa calls on his Russian colleagues to pay more attention to the problems of the new world order and Russia's place in it. The political scientist jokingly called his report structure as a “long shopping list”, referring to the fact that the concept of Atlanticism is complex and subject to deep narrowing.