The Twenty-First Century: The World Without Russia


About this ebook

In this book, Alex Battler questions the assertion of Russia’s status as a great power in the acuminate form. The author reveals the contradictions between Russia’s real modern potential and its foreign policy objectives formulated by official Moscow.

The author has formulated laws on the Pole, the Center of Power, and Force. Battler introduces some new concepts of the Theory of International Relations: The Foreign Policy Potential of the State and The Law on the Optimal Balance Between the Costs of Domestic and Foreign Policy.

On almost all problems raised by the author, his views do not coincide with generally accepted interpretations and approaches.

The second extended edition of the book “The Twenty-First Century: The World Without Russia” includes updated copyright and newly added parts and paragraphs. 

About the author

Alex Battler—professor of political science, economics, and international relations, and widely known under the pen name Oleg Arin—is a Canadian scholar and political writer whose interests encompass a wide range of social and natural sciences disciplines.


More than 500 scientific and publicistic works, including articles, books and monographs focusing on problems of security, politics and economy of the USSR/Russia, Japan, China, Canada, and the USA have been published In the Soviet Union / Russia, China, Japan, India, Korea, Hong Kong, Canada, USA, Germany.

Courses taught at different universities and institutions:

The multitude of lectures covered the following subjects: Russia in the 20th Century; USSR/Russia Foreign Policy after 1917; Contemporary Russia (politics, economy, security); the International Relations in East Asia; Foreign Policy of the USA, Japan, and China in East Asia; Theory of Foreign Policy and International Relations; History of Political Thoughts; Comparative Politics.

YouTube: Oleg Arin/ Alex Battler

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