Schools Beyond Regions and Borders
Crucial milestones of European and world history starting from 1989
The Evolution of the International System - From Globalization to the New Competitive Model Among Big Powers
Dr. Riccardo Alcaro


With the invasion of Ukraine by Russia the gradual erosion of the post-Cold War system of international relations has come full circle. The ever-expanding globalisation of trade, capitals, information and supply chains is giving way to a more volatile world, fundamentally shaped by competition between great powers. Trade is becoming more politicised, information is being weaponised, supply chains are being regionalised. Multilateral institutions weaken by the day and international norms and practices are increasingly resisted if not challenged altogether. Multipolarity is becoming the norm in a number of regional theatres, while at the same time countries around the world are increasingly feeling the gravitational pull towards either of the two main superpowers, the United States or China.