International Politics Journal Archive


International Politics Vol. 71 No. 1178/2020

Content

RELATIONS BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA FROM OBAMA’S PIVOT TO ASIA TO TRUMP’S PROTECTIONISM
Jovana Đurović
International Politics, 2020 71(1178):5-17
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The subject of this paper is the description of the relations between United States of America and the People’s Republic of China given through perspective of Obama’a Pivot to Asia policy and Trump’s policy of economic pressure through high tariffs and economic pressure. The main core of these different policies is an attempt to „contain“ China in international relations, both economically and in a wider geopolitical sense. Such US attitude toward China is the result of the assessment that China is one of the main winners of global shifts, which occurred as a result of the process of multipolarization of the world and phenomenon named as the rise of the rest and the shift of global power to the East. It allowed China to become the fastest growing economy in the world and to endanger US’s dominance.
POLITICAL CHANGES IN LATIN AMERICA IN 2019
Rajko Č. Petrović
International Politics, 2020 71(1178):18-33
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The paper deals with the analysis of political changes in Latin America in 2019. We will first look at the internal political changes in several Latin American countries (Brazil, Venezuela, Mexico, Chile and Bolivia), where we will examine their causes and the consequences they have produced. The starting point is that one cannot speak of a cause-and-effect relationship between the changes that have taken place in this area, since these are both different types of changes and different causes that led to them. The results of the survey show that the most significant political changes have taken place in Bolivia, but also that the political climate in other countries observed has changed significantly. Also, changes in particular countries have affected interstate relations in Latin America, but also at international level. We will use the analysis method and the case study method in the paper.
INTEGRATION PROCESSES IN NORTH AMERICAN COUNTRIES BEFORE AND AFTER 2016
Ivan Dujić
International Politics, 2020 71(1178):34-50
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Are the integration processes in North American countries viable after the 1929 economic crisis? This paper draws on the hypothesis that economic crises were the main reason for the long-term involvement of the United States (US) in the complex process of inter-state co-operation, particularly with Canada and Mexico. The subject of the paper are integration processes among North American countries before and after 2016. The purpose of the paper is to point to the fact that after the economic and migration crisis and from the 2016 onwards, the co-operation continued despite the altered US political climate. The worrying persistence of radical rhetoric in the US can call into question integration processes as well as the development of capitalism and democracy.
IMPACT OF THE BILATERAL FREE TRADE AGREEMENT ON THE FOREIGN TRADE EXCHANGE OF THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA WITH THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION
Sanja Jelisavac Trošić, Dejan Mladenović
International Politics, 2020 71(1178):51-72
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The establishment of free trade relations between the Republic of Serbia and the Russian Federation has been in force for 19 years through signed agreements and protocols. In the meantime, the political movements and transformations of both countries, the development of the economy, the signing of agreements with third countries, entry into regional integrations, the global economic crisis, and many other events have left their mark on the trade relations of the two countries. In the paper we explore the starting hypothesis that the Agreement had a positive impact on the growth and diversification of trade between the Republic of Serbia and the Russian Federation. Given that a sufficient period of time has passed for the implementation of the Free Trade Agreement, it is authors intention to analyze its impact, what changes it has brought, and what concrete effects it has had on the trade between the two countries. Several trade trends were identified through the analysis: the trend of Serbia’s constant trade deficit in exchange with Russia, the trend of energy import dependence of Serbia, the significant presence of low-level agricultural products in Serbia’s exports, and others. The entire period of 19 years is analyzed in the paper, with a particular focus on the last 10 years. During the analysis, the period of the global economic crisis was singled out, as well as the impact of fluctuations in the price of oil and natural gas on changes in the value of trade, as they explain part of the changes in the foreign trade. The introductory considerations highlight the essential features of the Agreement itself, as well as the changes it has undergone over the years. Then, an analysis of the total value of trade, percentage participation and comparison with other major Serbian trade countries. Finally, the paper presents an analysis of the most important sectors and then of the products that participate in the foreign trade relations of the two countries. The conclusion provides an overview of the trends observed, provides some recommendations for incentive measures, as well as guidelines for improving Serbia’s trade relations with the Russian Federation.

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PRAVEDNO DRUŠTVO: UTOPIJA ILI ZBILJA
Srećko Đukić
International Politics, 2020 71(1178):73-75
KONTROVERZE SPOLJNE POLITIKE SAD I MEĐUNARODNIH ODNOSA U TRAMPOVOJ ERI
Nevena Šekarić
International Politics, 2020 71(1178):76-78
INTEGRACIONI PROCESI U EVROAZIJI
Nenad Stekić
International Politics, 2020 71(1178):79-82
EVRO I MONETARNA INTEGRACIJA EVROPE
Dragana Dabić
International Politics, 2020 71(1178):83-85