Ukrainian Conflict and the Future of Global and European Security

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Since the beginning of the economic crisis the world has entered a period of dynamic transformations, which are currently manifested in almost all dimensions of the life of modern civilization. The transformation processes are accelerated in global economy, in the international division of labor, international monetary and financial system; prerequisites for the transition to new models and modes of economic growth are occurring. There is exacerbated geopolitical competition between major world states and groups of countries, aiming at the leading positions in the organization of international relations in the post-crisis world. At the same time, the foundation for large-scale geo-cultural changes is being laid. The world of New Modern is emerging - a world, with a face and structure yet to be determined, the birth of which is as complex and controversial as the familiar world of the Late Modern and Postmodern of the "long 20th century".

According to the assessments of many analysts, including Z. Brzezinski, at the beginning of 21st century, the world entered a turbulence zone, with instability and chaos intensifying. A significant number of territories are affected by armed conflict, mass riots, natural disasters, man-made threats, which are amplified. Aggravation of religious, ideological, ethnic, racial controversy is taking place given the growing power of the factors reinforcing them. This factor is the growing tension between "the rich and the poor", in the internal dimension of every society and in international, inter-regional dimensions alike. In the environment of information unification, along with increased educational opportunities, there is a decline of local cultures, aggravation of identity issues and the identity of communities. And the globalized "consumers’ society" makes these problems a kind of "revolutionary factor" - the struggle for justice assumes the character of "cultural-consumer" riots and revolutions with conservative slogans to preserve identity, equitable distribution of resources and equity of access to natural and social benefits and standards of life.

"The accumulation of wealth is no longer associated with solving the major problems of mankind. This indicates exhaustion of traditional mechanisms of human development and the need to change its paradigm "- Kofi Annan at the "Millennium Summit ".



Amid these processes the Ukrainian crisis is of particular importance, as a separate act of global transition, and as a drama of an independent state, forced to survive and make its choice in the conditions of a "conflict transformation" of the world.