Power Distribution on the World Stage: The Impact of the Crimean Crisis

Alla Roşca

Abstract


This article examines the power distribution on the world stage and emphasizes the Russia-US relationship as its essential element.  The article approaches the crisis in Crimea from the system level perspective and seeks to answer the question of its impact on the distribution of power in the world order. Furthermore, the paper examines the interpretation of the uni/multipolarity as expressed by the US and Russia. The article concludes that the crisis did not change the distribution of power on the global stage and became a concentrated expression of the dispute about the multipolar world.  


Keywords


US – Russia relations, multipolar world, distribution of power, Crimean crisis.

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