The Lecture of Alexandr Dugin at the University of Defence in Belgrade
One of the best known philosophers, sociologists and geopoliticians of today, Professor Alexadr Dugin had given a lecture at the University of Defence Nov. 22, dedicated to Eurasian geopolitical discourse and to security of European space. The lecture was organized by the Institute of Strategical Research of the Ministry of Defence.
The audience at Professor Dugin’s lecture were the members of the University of Defence, of The School for National Defence, General Staff and Command Staff Training and many other representatives of the academic community. Also, the lecture was attended by the the State Secretary of the Ministry of Defence Aleksandar Živković, rector of the University of Defence Lieutenant-General Goran Radovanović and Head of the Military Academy Major General Bojan Zrnić.
Speaking about world order we live in and have to understand, Professor Dugin outlined that it is “extremely important to understand the present security and defence threats and challenges” and that we live in the transitional moment from unipolar to multipolar world order.
He has reminded that we had three world orders shifting one another in the last 30-40 years: bipolar system, in which the decisive factors were capitalist and socialist; unipolar moment, in which the West had the advantage of convincing the world, through a more globalized world, that their values were universal to all, and now, there is multipolar system after – which emerges.
Prof. Dr. Dugin explains that each of these systems has fundamentally altered and changed the meaning of the concepts of security, defence, terrorism, threats, both internal and external. The emerging multipolar world has already formed Eurasian Russia, the West, China - which, as different civilizations, live side by side and limit each other not only to the borders of their territories, but also to their interests, emphasizes Prof. dr Dugin. He also added that India and the Islamic world, which do not have a unique state, could emerge as actors of political multipolarity.
Today's Russia, headed by President Putin, is in favour of multi-polar world, considers neither Europe nor America as enemy, ProfessorDugin says. He 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 in the multipolar world, all that which is a threat to Serbian sovereignty, is the definition of an external threat to its defence, and those who work on weakening of Serbian state integrity are an internal threat. In this way, Dugin says, one can easily define what terrorism is in the multipolar world. Terrorists are those, Dugin concludes, who, despite the law and the legal system, are trying to change the order in Serbia by force. The terrorists are not those declared terrorists by either the West or Russia.