The world ceased to be unipolar by the mid-2010s, when Western scenarios of "humanitarian intervention" (Yugoslavia, Libya) no longer worked, but it is too early to talk about true multipolarity ...
In recent years, in a number of regions of the world (Syria, Venezuela, Belarus and other countries), attempts at "colour revolutions" have failed as their “cavalry assaults” have been successfully repulsed. However, the initial success of these “anti-Maidans” is later replaced by the practical difficulties of economic reconstruction, overcoming the sanctions pressure from the Western countries
as well as long-term
retention in the ideological field.
The scattered forces of non-Western countries succumb to the structural power of the "Collective West" - a concept introduced to the international political economy about 30 years ago by the British researcher Susan Strange (1923-1998). It is “power that shapes frameworks within which states, institutions, and individuals are interrelated".
According to Susan Strange, the primary structure of power in the world economy is determined by four main areas: the security structure institutions of the "Collective West" (NATO), the structure of production (OECD), its financial structure (Bretton Woods Institutions) and its framework for the dissemination of knowledge and ideas.
In the 1990-2010s. NATO military contingents took part in the "management" of a number of armed conflicts,
including Iraq, Libya, Sudan and other countries - far beyond the Euro-Atlantic area. In fact, NATO, as a structural force of the "Collective West", being at the peak of the "unipolar moment"
has taken over global security governance. After the US withdrawal from Afghanistan in 2021, the reduction of the contingent in Iraq and Libya, and the regrouping of coalition forces in the engineering and technical personnel, a “power vacuum” has formed in the interior of Eurasia - a lack of a structuring force capable of taking responsibility, for example, for post-conflict settlement in Afghanistan, the Middle East in the interests of stability in Eurasia.