International Relations in post Ukraine War. Geopolitics and Diplomacy in the Light of New Alliances


  • Evelina Lusha


Geopolitics; security; conflict; dominance; alliances


The Ukraine War has brought significant changes in the geopolitical landscape of the world as well as for the future of international relations. This paper examines the changes in alliances and diplomatic relations that have emerged in the aftermath of the crisis, focusing on the role of emerging regional and global actors in shaping the current dynamics. The crisis has exposed the fragility of existing diplomatic and security arrangements in the region, and has created new opportunities for cooperation and competition among major powers. The emergence of new alliances and partnerships, has challenged traditional power dynamics in Europe and has added a new dimension to the diplomatic and geopolitical game in the region. China and Russia are forging closer ties, the Quad emerging as a key alliance in the Indo-Pacific region, and the EU seeking more autonomy in foreign policy, potentially challenging US dominance. Drawing on insights from international relations theory and diplomatic history, this study analyses the strategic and tactical implications of these developments for global and regional powers. It also explores the potential for future cooperation and competition in the light of changing diplomatic alliances and geopolitical interests for the shaping the future of international relations.


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