The team of experts of the Yevgeny Primakov Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO), Russian Academy of Sciences, has tried to give an answer to that question, interpreting the new reality of the rapidly changing global world order from different angles: economic, social and political. The authors analyzed the searches for a new model of economic growth after the crisis of 2007-2009, new approaches in the regulation of financial markets and the new corporate map of the world. The development processes of new regional economic expanses against the backdrop of the crisis within the framework of WTO negotiations are one of the subjects of research. Consideration is also given to high-scale changes provoked by innovations in the sector of hydrocarbon extraction (including the "shale revolution") and development of information technology (IT). The social sphere is studied in close connection to economy: searches for solutions to new challenges posed by social imbalances and the crisis of identity, multiculturalism in the context of state migration policy, prospects of establishment of market democracies as a universal model of social development. Significant changes are taking place in the political sphere too.
New realities are forming in the system of international relations, manifesting themselves in the transformation of Trans-Atlantic relations and in the development of the US-China partnership, outcomes of the Arab Spring, upsurge in radical and extremist sentiments and strengthening of terrorists of the Islamic State, crisis in Ukraine. The paradigm of international security is changing in the post-crisis period. The authors illustrate this tendency using examples of conflict settlement in the Afghanistan-Pakistan zone and in the Middle East. The crisis also had its impact on development of EU integration.
Today, these topics are on the forefront of the world's professional, public and political discussions. In this book, the IMEMO team of authors studies the tendencies of the "global perestroika", searches for a "new normal" in the post-crisis era. The hallmark of the research is its cross-disciplinary and multi-factor nature and the combination of economic, sociological and politological approaches.