Rimland coastal zone as an object of struggle between the countries of “sea” and “land” in the XXI century

Authors: Ipatov A.N. Published: 19.06.2019
Published in issue: #3(77)/2019  
DOI: 10.18698/2306-8477-2019-3-610  
Category: The Humanities in Technical University | Chapter: Political Science  
Keywords: geopolitics, coastal zone, Rimland, sea civilization, land civilization, military conflict

The paper focuses on the issues of the collision of sea and land civilizations, the fundamental law of geopolitics about the endless war for the Rimland coastal zone. We investigated the main military conflicts of the XXI century — Yugoslavia, Iraq, Afghanistan, South Ossetia taking into account their final political component. Findings of research show that modern local military conflicts occur in the coastal zone. As a result, we propose the ways of increasing the political influence of Russia on the world stage through the creation and participation in alliances with other countries, as well as specialized research institutions on foreign policy issues

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