Lecture by Professor Dr. Alexander Dugin at the University of Defense
One of the most famous philosophers, sociologists, and geopoliticians of today, Professor Dr. Alexander G. Dugin, gave a lecture today at the University of Defense dedicated to Eurasian geopolitical discourse and the security of the European space. The lecture was organized by the Strategic Research Institute as a result of cooperation with the International Eurasian Movement from Moscow, headed by Professor Dugin.
Today's lecture was attended by State Secretary Aleksandar Zivkovic, Rector of the University of Defense, Lieutenant General Goran Radovanovic, Chief of the Military Academy Major General Bojan Zrnic, members of the University of Defense, students of the School of National Defense, General and Command and Staff Training and numerous other representatives of the academic community.
Speaking about the current world order, prof. Dugin said that we are living in a transition from a unipolar to a multipolar world order, and understanding such a process is important in terms of understanding the nature of contemporary security threats and challenges.
Recalling that in the last 30-40 years three world orders changed: the two-polar system - in which the deciding factors were capitalist and socialist; a unipolar moment - in which the West had the advantage of convincing the world, through a more globalized world, that their values are universal to all and, finally, there is a multipolar system - which is emerging.
Prof. Dugin explains that each of these systems has fundamentally altered and changed the meaning of the concepts of security, defense, terrorism, threats, both internal and external. The emerging multipolar world has already formed poles of power recognized in Eurasian Russia, the West and China, who, as different civilizations, live side by side and confine themselves not only by the borders of their territories, but also by their interests, culture, values, ext. He added that there is an opportunity for India and the Islamic world to emerge as key players in the multipolar world, which, for the time being, does not have a unique state.
Today's Russia, headed by President Putin and dedicated to a multi-polar world, considers neither Europe nor America as enemies. Prof. Dugin added that Russia is not fighting the West, but globalism, and that the West is an ally of Russia in all spheres in which it accepts the existence of other civilizations.
Taking Serbia as an example, the Russian geopolitician explains that all in the multipolar world, which represents a threat to Serbia's sovereignty represents the definition of an external threat to its defense. On the other hand all what is working to weaken its state integrity are an internal threat. In this way, says Dugin, one can easily define what terrorism is in the multipolar world. Terrorists are they, Dugin concludes, who, despite the law and the legal system, are trying to change the order in Serbia by force.