Ukraine War in the Context of World System Analysis and Power Transition Theory

Jyrki Käkonen


In this essay, the issue is the impact of the war in Ukraine on the world system in transition. Theoretically, the review is based on the world system analysis and power transition theory. The Russian war in Ukraine seems to strengthen the US position in world politics. This again provides the US the opportunity for its second hegemonic cycle in the early third millennium. However, this increases the risk of wars in the world system.

Keywords: world system, power transition, hegemony, east-west conflict, west-south conflict, rising powers.

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