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“The Pendulum of History: International Political Changes Since the Disintegration of the Soviet Union 30 Years – 历史的钟摆:苏联解体30年以来的国际政治变迁 “

 Author: Zhao Huasheng  Category: Central Asia, Chinese Scholarship, Economics, Geopolitics, History, International Relations, Journal  Publisher: Russian Eastern Europe and Central Asia Studies, 2021(6), 1-15  Publication Date: 2021  Language: Chinese  Link to Publisher

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the collapse of the Soviet Union. The collapse of the Soviet Union 30 years ago changed history, brought about subversive changes in international politics, and moved the world in a new direction. Some people assert that history has come to an end, and it seems that the end of this great historical change has come to an end. But today, 30 years later, the picture is completely different. The development of history is unexpected, and a series of major international political changes that occurred due to the disintegration of the Soviet Union have transformed and even reversed. This paper points out five aspects, namely the resurgence of the Cold War, the reappearance of the bipolar structure, the reconstruction of the new East-West system, the decline of liberalism, and the collapse of the ideal of Greater Europe, and discusses and analyzes these five changes.