New Delhi. 05 November 2016. Offering a Russian perspective on the emerging international order and Russia’s place in it, Dr Alexander Lukin, Director, Center for East Asian and Shanghai Cooperation Organization Studies at Moscow State Institute of International Relations of the Russian Foreign Ministry (MGIMO University) today said that the global transition towards a multipolar world is intertwined with Russia’s quest for its new international identity.

Dr Lukin was speaking at the International Conference on ‘Russia in Global Affairs: Indian and Russian Perspectives’ organised by the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA) on November 4, 2016.

Describing the post-bipolar world as interim and transitional – from the global dominance of the West after the end of the Cold War to a multi-polar world – Dr Lukin, pointed out that in this present world, the influence of the Western centres of power will diminish, while that of the other centres (China, India, Brazil, etc.) will grow.
The conference was organised in conjunction with the launch of the special edition of IDSA’s journal, ‘Strategic Analysis’, entitled ‘Russia in Global Affairs’. A dozen leading Russian policy experts have contributed to the special edition, offering a comprehensive view on the structure of the new international order, major international tendencies and problems, and Russia’s place in this system. Six of the Russian contributors, all eminent professors and practitioners, participated in the conference.