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Focus and Scope

The Editorial Team considers international relations to be a worldwide phenomenon, indescribable according to any universal theory. Moreover, a pluralism of conceptual approaches (reflecting a national-specific view of international-political facts, processes, and actions) should be acknowledged in the theory of international relations (TIR) in order to acquire a complex understanding of the events unfolding throughout the world and to carry out their objective evaluation in the context of actions performed by various countries, non-state subjects, and other non-anthropogenic factors. In this respect, a domestic school of TIR can and should exist, formed by specific academic priorities and a research vector resulting from the peculiarity of Russia’s national interests and its current standing in the world system.

The Journal’s key mission is a theoretical comprehension of the world as a whole, of international tendencies and the planetary political environment, and of the world-integrity our country finds herself in and develops with.

The editorial team and the authors’ shared task is to understand what happens with the world as a whole and, from this particular point of view, to look at Russia and to assess the extent to which its policy corresponds with worldwide tendencies.

In this regard, the Journal’s remit is not so much to perform an analysis on the basis of our Western colleagues’ best developments, as it is to foster a theoretical comprehension of world politics phenomena connected, in the first place, with the influence of its non-Western components, relatively less studied by foreign (European and American) political science.

The Journal’s key spheres of interest are the following:

  •  international-political analysis and problems of world-system regulation;
  •  general issues of world economics and international law overlapping with world politics;
  •  conceptual issues of international security in its various dimensions;
  •  philosophy of international relations, political psychology, states’ foreign policy behavior;
  •  theory of international conflict;
  •  agenda of international cooperation and negotiations.