Nuclear technologies as an instrument of geopolitical confrontation on the borderlands of the Heartland / Rimland

Authors

  • Natalia Karpenko The National Defence University of Ukraine named after Ivan Cherniakhovskyi
  • Ivan Tkach The National Defence University of Ukraine named after Ivan Cherniakhovskyi https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5547-6303
  • Michael Lavruk The National Defence University of Ukraine named after Ivan Cherniakhovskyi

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6383193

Keywords:

infrastructure projects, spheres of influence, nuclear technologies, sanitary borders, Northern Sea Route

Abstract

The Russian Federation continues to implement energy instruments in order to expand its sphere of influence at the intersection of geopolitical "Heartland" and "Rimland". In particular, energy networks and transnational corporations contribute to the access of the Continental Superpower to warm seas, straits and resources and to possibility of alliances. In coalition with China, Russian strategic initiatives are being implemented in the “One Road One Belt” project.

On the other hand, in accordance with classical geopolitics the “Sea Power” seeks to control the Eastern Europe in order to prevent hegemony in Eurasia. However, given the rapid growth of the importance of the "peaceful atom" technologies, the construction of nuclear power plants as well as the export of nuclear technologies has become one of the decisive geopolitical levers of influence and shifting "balance of power" in Eurasia.

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Published

2022-03-26

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Karpenko, N., Tkach, I., & Lavruk, M. (2022). Nuclear technologies as an instrument of geopolitical confrontation on the borderlands of the Heartland / Rimland. Political Science and Security Studies Journal, 3(1), 11-18. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6383193

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