Russian Foreign Minister S. V. Lavrov, in an interview with A. G Oganesyan, edi tor-in- chief ofthe International Affairs journal, and V. V, Makarov, editor-in-chief of the Partner TPP RF magazine, spoke about diplomacy and economic diplomacy, politics and business, and globalization processes and world politics.
Q: Sergei Viktorovich, a specific feature of World War II and the Cold War was that, first, the struggle for survival, and then ideological confrontation pro vided motivation for the development of scientific and technological progress at the level of states and personalities. Essentially, antagonism in international relations was a source of technological breakthroughs. Today, we are seeing a new type of development on the global level. What could motivate the world com munity, which is so full of contradictions, to cooperate and advance economic development in the present conditions?
A: In the ongoing globalization processes, especially in the context of an emerging polycentric world order, it is not an easy task to make forecasts with regard to specific directions along which a new technological foundation of the global economy will evolve.