Today's scientific repertoire drowns in an ever-expanding obsolescence of concepts and ideas. The unfolding economic and geopolitical dynamics continue to accumulate in anomalies and disprove the elusive rigor of existing interpretative paradigms. The results are grave misjudgments of reality precipitated by dangerously misguided forecasts, which are increasingly putting sovereign players and national securities at risk.
In the meantime, the locus of power continues to shift alongside all analytical coordinates: from tectonic changes in democracy to the technological uprooting of the global economy – the kinetics of foreign affairs has unmistakably changed its code of conduct. Resurfacing geo-historical differences not only re-emphasize traditional approaches to conflict, they also unveil so far absconded, non-coercive, and culturally-accordant factors. Ours is the time in which the political and the moral are making a return into political economy and political philosophy.
If political analysis in IR is to be executed effectively in the future, it will necessitate the vigor of stratified thinking. Topical socioeconomic and geopolitical issues need to be met with an adequate operational arsenal that advances classical frameworks beyond the confinements of an existing methodological status quo and obscuring disciplinary divides. When logical consequentialism and interdisciplinary focus are made to complement the reality principle in IR, the changing nature of conflict and competition can render invaluable insights into the mechanics of the evolving multipolar world in the early 21st century.