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RIAC Hosts a Meeting with International Crisis Group Representatives

On April 10, 2018, RIAC hosted a meeting with representatives of the International Crisis Group on security issues in Europe, the Caucasus, and Central Asia. On April 10, 2018, RIAC hosted a meeting with representatives of the International Crisis Group on security issues in Europe, the Caucasus, and Central Asia. The following issues were discussed in the course of the event: the current state ...


25 Years of Coping: Key Economic Trends in Tajikistan

... than $2 a day (by purchasing power parity). A prolonged war and the associated disruptions and human losses sent the economy into a downward spiral (in 1995, its GDP was 41 per cent of its 1991 level). The Tajikistani economy is one of the weakest in Central Asia. The republic’s strong point is in its proven reserves of silver, lead, zinc and aluminium ores 1 , its considerable hydropower potential and its competitive carpet weaving industry. The Tajikistani economy is defined by its high dependence ...


III International Conference “Managing Migrant Integration: The European and Russian Contexts” Comes to a Close

The conference was attended by over 100 leading Russian and foreign experts in migration, human capital and security, as well as members of the Russian executive authorities, international organizations, migrant communities, professional administrators and RIAC members. On September 21–22, 2017, the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) and the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA), in cooperation with the International Committee of the Red...


China and Central Asia: Growing Friendship at Russian Borders

Chinese Presence and Eurasian Integration Nirmala Joshi, Kamala Kumari: China’s Silk Road Economic Belt and the Central Asian Response Economic and political growth of China in the last two decades has become the key factor in global policy, and though the Chinese economy has somewhat cooled down lately, Beijing’s economy still continues to rise. In this context ...


The Post-Soviet Space in 2017

... intervene in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Its participation will boil down to making declarations on the necessity to hold political negotiations and adhere to the ceasefire conditions. The CSTO will continue to conduct regular military exercises in Central Asia and will also develop its crisis response mechanisms. In October 2017, the CSTO adopted the Collective Security Strategy 2025, which includes an expanded list of challenges to be addressed. Now the organization is able to respond to a wide ...


Roundtable “The former Soviet Union 25 Years after: Past, Present and the Future of Ex-republics”

... geographical position of most former Soviet countries made their collaboration inevitable. Andrey Kazantsev, the Director of the Analytical Centre of Institute of International Studies, MGIMO University and RIAC expert, spoke about the situation in Central Asia. He stated that decline in economic migrants’ remittances affected Tajikistan’s and Uzbekistan’s economies. At the same time, Kyrgystan, the member of the EAEU, didn’t experience such negative impact. The expert also ...


Post-Soviet Turkmenistan: A Little-Known Present and an Uncertain Future

... socioeconomic change, as well as changes in its domestic and foreign policies. One of the most pressing problems today is the threat of religious extremism spreading through Turkmenistan, which could seriously affect security both within the country and in the Central Asian region as a whole. A Nation of Tribes In Soviet times, Turkmenistan was ranked alongside Tajikistan as the most backward republic in the USSR on all key socioeconomic indicators. Turkmenistan has large natural oil and gas reserves, and export ...


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  1. Korean Peninsula Crisis Has no Military Solution. How Can It Be Solved?
    Demilitarization of the region based on Russia-China "Dual Freeze" proposal  
     36 (35%)
    Restoring multilateral negotiation process without any preliminary conditions  
     27 (26%)
    While the situation benefits Kim Jong-un's and Trump's domestic agenda, there will be no solution  
     22 (21%)
    Armed conflict still cannot be avoided  
     12 (12%)
    Stonger deterrence on behalf of the U.S. through modernization of military infrastructure in the region  
     4 (4%)
    Toughening economic sanctions against North Korea  
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