African Journal of
Political Science and International Relations

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Pol. Sci. Int. Relat.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0832
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJPSIR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 402

Full Length Research Paper

Unipolar world in crisis as Russia challenges U.S and allies, dragging other disgruntled countries along

F. A. Olasupo
  • F. A. Olasupo
  • Department of Local Government Studies, Faculty of Administration, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun-State.
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  •  Received: 28 October 2013
  •  Accepted: 19 September 2014
  •  Published: 30 November 2014


For more than two decades after the collapse of Soviet Union and concomitantly, cold war, United States of America became dominant world power, with western powers queuing behind her. Preoccupied by domestic political and economic problems that led, in the first instance, to the collapse of the octopus (Soviet empire), the old rival and foe receded from international politics and other engagements. United States and her western allies, thus, had field days in most part of Europe, South America, Asia, Middle East and Africa. However, having gathered sufficient political and economic stability, Russia, in the last one year, is not only making foray into international politics but actually challenging US socially, politically and militarily. This paper is out to examine how Russia is doing these dragging along some disgruntled continents against United States of America and her allies.

Key words: Unipolar world, nuclear, chemical, weapons, human rights, religious rights and protests.