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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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In your opinion, what are the US long-term goals for Russia?

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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  
     2 (2%)
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