Russia’s Energy Strategy to 2035 (ES-2035) enters, finally, the home stretch. The Ministry of Energy submitted its version of the document to the Russian Government in early October 2019. Once approved (this is expected before year’s end), ES-2035 will become the best available indication of Russian energy policymakers’ plans. It therefore merits careful consideration. This paper reviews the key goals, scenarios and indicative ranges for output and consumption contained in ES-2035. It thus contributes...
- 27.12.2019 13:32:40
... the easing of foreign exchange controls. When President Xi Jinping announced the Belt and Road initiative (BRI) in 2013, it was believed to be an updated version of the “Going Global Strategy”, with a clear aim of better integrating the Chinese economy with the economies of its neighbouring countries in Central Asia, Southeast Asia, and South Asia as well as those of Eastern Europe and the Baltics through infrastructure and production capacity cooperation. Through 2018, more than 86 sovereign ...
- 02.12.2019 13:12:22
On November 9th was the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Time to reflect on the development of the last 30 years and why we are on the verge of a new Cold War today. Perhaps Gorbachev made the mistake of not securing his own design for a New Europe at the time. The United States and the United Kingdom got Germany´s NATO membership, France the euro, Gorbachev $ 13 billion for the withdrawal of troops and $ 1.5 billion food aid as the supply situation of the Soviet Union worsened and...
- 22.11.2019 17:31:27
... of the first island chain and US allies therein, and dominates the air and maritime space outside the island chain. Offshore Control does not strike into China but takes advantage of geography to block China’s exports and thus severely weaken its economy. No operations will penetrate Chinese airspace. Prohibiting penetration is intended to reduce the possibility of nuclear escalation and make conflict termination easier. Denial as an element of the campaign plays to U.S. strengths by employing ...
- 05.11.2019 15:25:18
Africa moves to a top position on the global Agenda
Russia can work with Africa in areas which the EU neglects. Germany in 2017 issued an open document "Africa and Europe - A new partnership for development, peace and a better future". The objective was sympathetic, but Germany's concept had a marked lack of focus on what counts for Africa today: Cities, business (incl. value-added exports), and modern job-creation. Russia is needed as partner with Africa. http://www.bmz.de/en/publications/type_of_publication/information_flyer/information_brochures/Materialie270_africa_marshallplan...
- 24.10.2019 15:56:55
Moving about one year ago to London from Moscow has proven to be an interesting experience for me. Understandably, that every state is interested in the affairs that impact or can potentially impact the state. So, in autumn 2018 everyone was on discussing Brexit. In introduction courses in the University, professors have mentioned not once and not twice in what great time we – all the international students – live as we could witness the United Kingdom leaving EU – a truly historical moment. London...
- 18.09.2019 12:59:52
Marshal Bulganin and Premier Khrushchev visited Bangalore, India in the 1950s and planted two tall trees there with great pomp and ceremony, to signify the growing solidarity between India and the USSR.
It is said the Bulganin tree started growing at a slant right away and toppled over a few years later (to be replanted discreetly in a less prominent space). Apparently, a few years after that, the Khrushchev tree also toppled over.
Source: liders.rusarchives.ru (http://liders.rusarchives.ru/)
- 16.09.2019 13:14:19
... poisoning of Sergei and Julia Skripal. To be honest, Trump was right to point out at NATO Summit the fundamental hypocrisy of spending billions on NATO to defend Germany while Germany is building a gas pipeline with Russia, Nordstream 2, to run its economy and resell gas around Europe. He is also right to state that, Europe’s defense isn’t our responsibility anymore. He’s saying you don’t get to have your Iranian oil and hollow out our economy at the same time. European independence on foreign ...
- 23.07.2019 13:17:31
Have We Really Lived in the “Original Sharing Economy” and How Collaborative Models take over Post-Soviet Consumers
To Have and to Have Not?
Economic models that favour “temporary access to goods and services over ownership” have been called different things by different people. Depending ...
- 28.06.2019 16:10:53
... disposable income while it was 73% of disposable income in 2017.According to a report by US Federal Reserve from saving to GDP ratio dropped from 13% to 2.6% from 1970 to 2017. 1975 is the last year US has seen a trade surplus. Attesting to the fact that US economy is a consumption led economy and implementing policies to repress consumption can lead to recession.Trade deficits can't be reduced with a rising consumption.Trump's measures are not going to shield internal markets. Source: informator.newsSo ...
- 25.03.2019 13:49:45
The digital economy of Russia  In order to stimulate the Russian economy, a law was passed in 2003 to promote Russian technological advancement. The law is applicable to state-owned companies. The objective is to reduce reliance on foreign technology, build the ...
- 20.08.2018 15:44:59
As society shifts toward increased digitization, from earning a living through digital platforms to the digitization of all aspects of the economy, the binary logic of industrial economy versus digital economy is replaced with a continuum of digitization of entire economies. Digitization is a way of increasing productivity and profitability as it results in an exchange of material productivity ...
- 16.08.2018 11:03:55
... an attempt by Putin to create a puppet state out of an Assad-run country to use as an additional ally on the negotiating table against NATO and so on. What Americans fail to recognize, however, is just how important a stable Syria is for the Russian economy, and that having Assad in power, regardless of just how far under Putin’s control the man is, is possibly the sole end goal of Russia.Tartous Port, Syria Ever since the days of the Roman Empire, the region of Syria has been an incredibly wealthy ...
- 05.07.2017 00:08:13
... a negative impact on this sector. It must be noted the basic problem in the modern world on a level relationship between sustainable development and economic growth are:The problem of the gap between the rich and the poor. So do we in the era of the economy for the economy and not for the community?Far from theorizing and according to the statistics and data on the economic gap (If we take into account that the largest percentage of citizens are workers or employees are gainfully employed), we can ...
- 02.05.2017 14:36:51
... spirit has not relinished. The Muslim Brotherhood, which supported the protest, will certainly be working low key on a comeback initiative, which is even more concerning considering the orthodox nature of the movement.
The healing of the Egyptian economy – and concurrently of the country as a whole – may be in jeopardy of never materializing in the foreseeable future. Experience shows that in a delicate social and economic situation such as that currently existent in the country, the ...
- 27.12.2016 22:22:00
Last week I attended a conference titled “Russia’s food market in 2015”; it was the first of a series of panels that took place in occasion of the 24th World Food Exhibition, a well-known event which brought to Moscow more than 1500 firms from over 70 countries.
At the discussion participated the Presidents of many Russian Commercial Unions in the food sector from one side and spokesmen of the Russian and Belarusian Ministries of Agriculture on the other. Issues such as the politics...
- 23.09.2015 18:10:00
... that authorities are openly advertising could not be for the good of the Russian society. Rather, it could result in a general deterioration of the economic welfare.
In order to cast light on these issues, I have interviewed an expert of political economy and trade policies, Professor Konstantin Sonin. Professor Sonin is a prominent economist, former Vice Rector of the Higher School of Economics in Moscow and current Professor at the University of Chicago. He is also a columnist of the Russia newspaper ...
- 16.09.2015 23:11:00
... linguistic unity remains a powerful foundation of Eurasian integration. Business will also benefit from Kyrgyzstan’s accession to the EAEU, as it will receive access to a large commodities market. It will stimulate the development of the national economy and create favourable conditions for Kyrgyzstan businesses to enter its traditional markets (those of the former USSR). First of all, it will provide the necessary conditions to revive production, create new jobs, revitalise certain sections of ...
- 01.09.2015 18:05:00
... few days ago the European Union has confirmed that the economic sanctions against the Russian Federation were extended for another year, or specifically up to 19th January 2016. Despite attempts to minimize the perceived impact of this policy on the economy of the EU in the eyes of the public opinion, the price being paid to pursue this power politics agenda is none else but a hefty one. In this article I will focus on the actual catastrophic consequences of the sanctions on Italy, the reason of ...
- 25.06.2015 13:34:00
Kvashnin Yuri (Ph.D in History)
(Head, European Union Studies Department, IMEMO RAN, RIAC Expert)
Today the Russian-Greek economic relations are affected by a triple crisis: the ongoing crisis in Greece, the crisis in Russian–EU relations and Russia's economic hardships.
As for the first one, at the beginning of this year Greece's economic prospects looked bright. 2013 was the first year when Greece achieved primary surplus of 1.5 billion euro. In the passing year it showed...
- 03.01.2015 01:06:00