The Russian Federation, as one of the gravitational centres of world politics and economics, should quickly restructure its foreign policy and foreign economic activity in the current situation, both in the south and in the east, especially with countries with a predominantly Muslim population. It is necessary to increase the presence of Russian money and investments in the countries of the Global South and the Global East, which today form the backbone of the collective Non-West, writes Rustam Khaydarov, Doctor of Philosophy, expert from Tajikistan.
In 2022, a special Russian military operation in one of the countries of Eastern Europe projected large, tectonic shifts on the Eurasian geopolitical landscape. Today, the modern system of international relations is being rebuilt in accordance with new geopolitical and geo-economic realities. Based on this, in my opinion, most countries of the world community, under the influence of the above factors, will be forced to adjust or optimise their foreign policy, as well as foreign economic activity.
There is no doubt that Russia, at the current stage of its development, will also adjust its foreign policy, focusing its activity on the global East as much as possible. In our opinion, the period of the Second Cold War that has begun in relations between the collective West and the collective Non-West will generally negatively affect geo-economic, geopolitical, and geo-cultural processes throughout the world, since this period may last several decades. In this situation, those countries that are able to shed their illusions about the collective West and are able to develop a new, pragmatic policy towards the Global East and the Global South, will be able to minimise the negative consequences of the aforementioned period most quickly.
We believe that the confrontation between Russia and the collective West is a struggle of different worldviews and ways of life. This struggle goes on both in the ontological dimension and at the level of ideology. This is a struggle between liberalism, with its unnatural pseudo-values, and Eurasianism, which is a new, humanistic worldview based on collective responsibility for the fate of mankind. It is obvious that Russia will emerge victorious in this confrontation, and the collective West will not admit defeat.