The geopolitical landscape of Eurasia in the XXI century: prospects for the development of Russian-Indian relations



  • Konstantin Markelov Astrakhan State University, Astrakhan, Russia


geopolitics, Eurasia, security, international relations, political elites, International North-South Transport Corridor, sovereignty, multipolar world, challenges and threats, conflicts


In contemporary expert assessments, we can increasingly hear the idea that unipolar system that has been in place since the 1990s has begun to fail systematically and to increase the threat of global geopolitical chaos. The world is on the threshold of multipolarity and requires different methodological assessments and theoretical approaches. This paper analyses the prospects of the new global economic and political centres that have already declared their economic potential, but have not yet fully articulated their priority geopolitical interests. Especially Eurasia is becoming an area of heightened interest to the world's leading powers, an area of rapid economic and demographic growth, as well as a venue for the escalation of serious geopolitical conflicts. In these conditions, the problems of regional security and timely prevention of local and global challenges and threats with the potential for serious economic and political conflicts are growing.