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The Impact of Science and Technology on International Relations (5G, Artificial Intelligence, Network, Data)

Student: Congyue Wang

Supervisor: Maxim Bratersky

Faculty: Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs

Educational Programme: International Relations in Eurasia (Master)

Year of Graduation: 2020

International pattern has been intensively studied for their role in international relations. With the rapid development of science and technology, the fourth industrial revolution represented by emerging technologies is playing a more and more significant role in international relations as well. Therefore, this dissertation aims to figure out the impact of science and technology, especially the fourth industrial revolution, on the international pattern. In order to study this question, a combination of qualitative and quantitative approaches, historical case study, comparative analysis method and induction were used in this paper. The results show that the fourth industrial revolution accelerated the formation of the bipolar structure between the United States and China. With the deepening of the fourth industrial revolution, the strength of the United States and China will be further enhanced compared with that of other countries. In addition, the fourth industrial revolution will bring earth-shaking changes to our way of life and international relations. As a result, considering the scale, width and complexity of the fourth industrial revolution, further researches based on interdisciplinary academic exchanges and discussions are needed.

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