The impact of Russia-Ukraine War on International Balance of Power was discussed

DOI : https://doi.org/10.32739/uha.id.41006

Under the leadership of Üsküdar University Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, the activities of the faculty seminars held regularly continue. This week's speaker of the seminars was Assoc. Prof. Akif Bahadır Kaynak from Altınbaş University, Faculty of Economics, Administrative and Social Sciences, Department of International Relations. Kaynak made a presentation titled "The Impact of the Russia-Ukraine War on the International Balance of Power."

Üsküdar University Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences continues its faculty seminars with different topics and participants. In the seminar held in the Socrates Hall of the South Campus, Assoc. Prof. Akif Bahadır Kaynak made a presentation titled "The Impact of the Russia-Ukraine War on the International Balance of Power" this week.

Assoc. Prof. Kaynak, who started his presentation by drawing the general panorama of the bipolar world order of the Cold War period, said that although ideological polarizations were prioritized during the Cold War period, intra-block discussions took place and each country pursued its own geopolitical calculations. Prof. Kaynak said that "However, although the Cold War period resulted in the victory of the Western alliance and capitalism, it caused the erosion of both poles. Referring to the history of Ukraine in his speech, the source reminded that the country declared its independence in 1991, the Orange Revolution took place in 2005 and the Crimea and Donbas regions were occupied by Russia in 2014. In his analysis of the Russia-Ukraine war, which started in 2022, Kaynak stated that Russia and EU relations were primarily affected by this war and that enlargement was on the agenda with NATO's Sweden and Finland memberships.

In his assessment of the geopolitical effects of the war, Kaynak pointed out that the balance of power could change to create a new Cold War dynamic, and that there is a strong possibility that the tension between Russia and the West will continue to increase. At the end of his presentation, Kaynak concluded his presentation by stating that the possibility of success in the recent Ukrainian counter-attacks could be considered as a change of leadership in Russia and the possibility of a government that would establish good relations with Europe could also be considered. The seminar ended with the answers to the questions of the audience.

 

Üsküdar News Agency (ÜNA)