by Alexander Dugin, Theory Talks
IR has long been regarded as an Anglo-American social science. Recently, the discipline has started to look beyond America and England, to China ( Theory Talk #51 , Theory Talk #45 ), India ( Theory Talk #63 , Theory Talk #42 ), Africa (Theory Talk #57, Theory Talk #10 ) and elsewhere for non-Western perspectives on international affairs and IR theory. However, IR theorists have paid little attention to Russian perspectives on the discipline and practice of international relations. We offer an exciting peek into Russian geopolitical theory through an interview with the controversial Russian geopolitical thinker Alexander Dugin, founder of the International Eurasian Movement and allegedly an important influence on Putin’s foreign policy. In this Talk, Dugin—among others—discusses his Theory of a Multipolar World, offers a staunch critique of western and liberal IR, and lays out Russia’s unique contribution to the landscape of IR theory.
What, according to you, is the central challenge or principle debate within IR and what would be your position within this debate or towards that challenge?
The field of IR is extremely interesting and multidimensional. In general, the discipline is much more promising than many think. I think that there is a stereometry today in IR, in which we can distinguish a few axes right away. Continue reading Alexander Dugin On Eurasianism, Multipolarity and The 1984-Like Danger Of George Soros