This book argues that the world order is no longer unipolar, and the war in Ukraine proves this fact. As this study describes and theorizes, it has been transformed into a Multipolar World Order 2.0 stage. This title critically examines Chinese, US, Russian, EU, Indian, and a number of other powers’ cooperation and competition over security, diplomatic, economic and cyberspace issues.

Accomplished scholars from various regions of the Eurasian continent consider the impact of the Russo–Ukrainian war, the Sino–Russian strategic partnership, China’s relations with the United States and the European Union, the influence of the Belt and Road Initiative, the expansion of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and Eurasian Economic Union, China’s policies in the Middle East, Central Asia, Indo-Asia Pacific, the South Caucasus, Central and Eastern Europe, as well as focus on details of growing contradictions and collaboration in the Eurasian continent over markets, technologies, digital leadership, vaccine distribution, and financial institutions in the Era of Multipolar World Order 2.0.

Showing that the US-centred unipolar world order is replaced by Multipolar World Order 2.0 where conflicting powers fight to keep or extend their spheres of influence, this volume is of great interest to decision makers, diplomats, scholars and students of international relations, politics, global governance, Eurasian studies, Chinese studies, cybersecurity, and economics, and for those studying human security, international organizations, and geopolitics.

chapter |8 pages


China, Eurasia, and the Multipolar World Order 2.0

part I|39 pages

China, great powers and Eurasian security

chapter 1|15 pages

Political and economic security in Multipolar Eurasia

English school perspective

chapter 2|9 pages

Eurasia and the Pacific as the “Golden Apple of Discord” between the US and China

The cases of Afghanistan, Ukraine, the Quad and the AUKUS

chapter 3|13 pages

The US and China as main powers in the Multipolar World Order 2.0

A case study, Turkey and the Middle East

part III|51 pages

Shanghai Cooperation Organization, Belt and Road Initiative's China-Central Asia-West Asia and Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar economic corridors

chapter 7|12 pages

China in Central Asia

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization, new developments and roles in 2013–2021

chapter 9|13 pages

Bangladesh and the Belt and Road Initiative

Strategic rationale and plausible repercussions

part IV|31 pages

European subcontinent and China

part V|36 pages

Cybersecurity challenges, Digital Silk Road, and innovations in Eurasia

chapter 12|15 pages

China's Digital Silk Road

Empowering capabilities for digital leadership in Eurasia

chapter 13|10 pages

BRI's Digital Silk Road and the EU

The role of innovation and communication in the Italian case study

part VI|15 pages

The strategy of the Communist Party of China

chapter 15|13 pages

Comprehensive analysis

of Resolution of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China on the Major Achievements and Historical Experience of the Party over the Past Century