Professor of Russian and European politics at the University of Kent
All Sessions by Richard Sakwa
Oct 7, 2017
POLITICS PANEL #2 SOLUTIONS: BEYOND THE WORLD OF CLASHES: TOWARDS A MULTIPOLAR ORDER
10:00 - 12:00
The unipolar world order is gradually evolving into a multipolar world order. As many globalised conflicts may be traced back to internal conflicts, it is crucial to address questions of political and economic discrimination, and other forms of exclusion, and to find a suitable solution that prevents conflicts emerging in the first place. Building a multipolar world order has the potential to prevent conflicts without the domination of one single hegemonic power, and has the potential to bring about sustainable peace. This panel is devoted to the question how this multipolar world order may look and how it can be achieved. In addition, in a globalised world, sustainable development and security go hand in hand, as the effects of environmental destruction have the potential to cause conflicts over scarce resources. Moreover, these conflicts could lead to forced migration, which in turn could destabilise regions or countries of destination. Another way to address the security challenges the world is facing today is to focus on internal policies and security.