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Nathan Diaz

Author - MA Student at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, RIAC Intern

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August 12, 2019

What is the EAEU and China’s BRI? Starting from January 2015, Russia and several neighboring Central Asian republics formed an economic union known as the Eurasian Economics Union, (EAEU). The purpose of the EAEU is to create a single economics space…

July 16, 2019

The Russian state corporation ROSATOM has played a leading role building new nuclear power plants around the world. ROSATOM owns 67% of the world’s nuclear power plants currently under construction. ROSATOM also provides a significant portion of energy…

June 24, 2019

Purpose of Turkstream and Nord Stream:Russia has two major natural gas pipelines either finished or still under construction that will provide a substantial amount of energy for its customers in Europe. The Turkstream pipeline stretches 680 miles from…

June 11, 2019

U.S. President Donald Trump announced his intentions of withdrawing U.S. forces from Syria in December 2018. This announcement came as a surprise to many members of Congress and led to the abrupt resignation of Secretary of Defense James Mattis. After…

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  1. In your opinion, what are the US long-term goals for Russia?
    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
     33 (31%)
    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
     30 (28%)
    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
     24 (22%)
    U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China  
     21 (19%)
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