The modern science of international relations is facing the need for further search of the answer to the question, what will be the relationship in the XXI century. Researchers give them controversial. Some see in the modern world, the triumph of the liberal-democratic model, believing in the future of the global world order, the other - a sign of an imminent threat to this order, the planetary sociological disaster and the potential for "clash of civilizations." But everyone pays attention to the geopolitical aspects of international relations.
Changing the configuration of the regions and inter-regional spaces. Disappear from the map of the world the whole states, new national and regional centers. The controversy about the "what is geopolitics" due, in our opinion, the fact that a number of Western scholars, primarily North American, do not call themselves the task of identifying the methodological framework, but simply apply existing knowledge to determine the alignment of political forces in the world. Zbigniew Brzezinski, a professor of international relations at the University D. Hopkins, wrote: "No existing system and no possible alliance of countries will not take on the role currently played by the United States".  The point, apparently, is that geopolitics, being mainly applied science, requires reference to issues related to the different spheres of human activity, from history and economics and finishing law, sociology, etc.
The collapse of the USSR as a geopolitical catastrophe of Kosovo as a base of military control, two of Russia's war in Chechnya in order to preserve the integrity and control of oil in the Caspian Sea, the growing presence of Germany in Eastern Europe, finally took NATO's eastward expansion - just a small list of geopolitical problems. For example, a Hungarian political scientist G. Molnar notes that, from a geopolitical point of view, the expansion of NATO is not a march folly, and the definition of the new Eastern borders of the West and is aimed at preventing the unification of Eastern and Western Europe into a unified geopolitical structure. 
Unfortunately, these critical processes and problems are not adequately reflected in the development of the concept of national security of our allies - Russia, a concept which, according to Russian political scientist Arbatov could organically combining some traditional interests in our geopolitical, geostrategic position with new nature of the Russian economy, ideology, political system, the new nature of her relationship with the near and far abroad.