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November 19, 2017

_ Yuri Kofner, head, Eurasian sector, CCEIS, HSE; research assistant, IIASA. Moscow, 19 November 2017.Vassilis Maragos, Head of Unit, DG NEAR, European Commission (EC) stated, that the European Commission is in general open to the idea of enhanced…

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November 14, 2017

Author: Major General S B Asthana,an Infantry General with 40 years of defence experience at national and international level.  The use of nuclear capability as insurance for its defence was cited as the main reason by every country, which added nuclear…

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November 14, 2017

A few months ago, Pakistan successfully managed to secure the membership of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) which is, undoubtedly, a significant accomplishment for the country. Credit must be given to the drivers of Pakistan’s foreign policy and…

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November 13, 2017

The US now realizes that OBOR as being a vehicle by which Beijing can catalyze an irreversible change in the strategic balance of power of new trade routes and markets. By prioritizing India in South Asian region negating Pakistan’s numerous efforts in…

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November 12, 2017

_ Yuri Kofner, head, Eurasian sector, CCEIS, HSE; research assistant, IIASA. Moscow, 12 November 2017.The  Lisbon to Vladivostok common economic space ought to be thought about within a wider Eurasian context, and that this should be kept in mind when…

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November 7, 2017

_ Yuri Kofner, head, Eurasian sector, CCEIS, HSE; research assistant, IIASA. Moscow, 7 November 2017.According to the general economic theory, the creation of an EU-EAEU FTA should produce an overall positive impact stemming from the mutual opening of…

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November 6, 2017

The Saudi-Russian recent rapprochement is definitely not a coincidence and the decision to reset those relations had been made three years ago. It all started with King Salman taking power in Saudi Arabia in January of 2015. The newly assigned, aged and…

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November 3, 2017

PRIMARILY, the relationship with Russia started to improve in post 9/11 period when Pakistan became the front line state in the “war on terror”. In 2002, a major working group named as ‘Pakistan-Russia Consultative Group on Strategic Stability’ was…

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November 1, 2017

_ Yuri Kofner, head, Eurasian sector, CCEIS, HSE; research assistant, IIASA. Vienna, 1 November 2017.Creating a common economic space from Lisbon to Vladivostok is generally conceived as a good idea. But what are the actual interests of the affected…

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October 28, 2017

_ Yuri Kofner, head, Eurasian sector, CCEIS, HSE; research assistant, IIASA. Vienna, 28 October 2017.What are the main economic pre-conditions and obstacles for an increased cooperation between the European Union and the Eurasian Economic Union and the…

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October 26, 2017

Creation of Nuclear Supplier Group (NSG) was an attempt to carry the perennial fight against nuclear proliferation. Group was created in 1974 when India steadily carried out the nuclear explosion which irreversibly changed the strategic environment in…

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October 25, 2017

After the announcement of president Trump new South Asian strategy and according to our sources within the American intelligence community, the US forces will double their offensives on insurgency/Taliban which the Pentagon refers to special…

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