Vice-President of the Russian Association of International Law and the Russian Association of European Studies, Professor, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the 1st class Mark Lvovich Entin delivered lectures on the topic "Russia and the world: today and tomorrow in the context of the degradation of international relations".
The professor spoke about the global economic and political agenda, the role of Russia in international relations, as well as the prospects of artificial intelligence.
"The degradation of international relations" - a term that Mark Entin used in one of his previous lectures-is still relevant today. The tension in world politics is growing, but there is always a chance to stop the negative trends.
The lecturer began his speech with a positive agenda. He noted that the successful launch and production of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine demonstrated how ideologized and unfair the claims that the Russian science is destroyed are. All the agencies involved worked professionally, from the Ministry of Defense to the health systems.
The transition to a new technology platform is a challenge facing every country. And so there are wars of a new type – technological. Some countries are already closing their borders to technology transfers. The world is changing, and each country will follow this path in its own way. Mark Entin described in detail what prospects Russia, China, the United States, the European Union, India and other major countries have.
At the end of the lecture, Mark Lvovich answered the questions. When asked about the fragmentation of the global economy, the guest expressed regret about the recent events in connection with the pandemic. "I do not remember a situation when a common misfortune would not cause unity of states. They said: let's declare a truce for the duration of the pandemic, lift the sanctions. Unfortunately, the pandemic has shown that such unity has not occurred. Every man for himself."
Speaking about what position Russia should take in the modern world, Mark Entin noted that " when the challenges increase, you need to creatively rethink the situation and try to realize the opportunities that the country really has. Whether we participate or not, whether we withdraw from a particular agreement or not – is not a dilemma. There is only one dilemma each time: what should be done to win in this situation, to promote our interests? These are the interests not only of the country, but of society and every person living in our country."