... northern Eurasia, i.e. the post-Soviet space. In this regard, it would be foolish not to take advantage of this unique advantage in the further construction of the Eurasian integration project. The key expression of this idea is the concept of a “Greater Eurasia” or “Greater Eurasian Partnership”, which implies the creation of a complex network of free trade zones, the integration of regional integration projects and the connection of continental transport corridors throughout the wider ...
- 17.11.2019 20:42:00
_ Yuri Kofner, research assistant, IIASA; non-residential research fellow, Skolkovo Institute for Emerging Market Studies; editor-in-chief, analytical media "Eurasian Studies". First publication on: "Valdai" International Discussion Club. Munich, 29 October 2019.* On October 25 in Moscow, prime ministers of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) member states, Chairman of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) Tigran Sargsyan and Prime Minister of Serbia Ana Brnabic signed a Free...
- 29.10.2019 19:53:04
... of the heartland: Geoeconomic determinismAnother unique feature of Eurasian integration, as pointed out by the EDB’s chief economist Yaroslav Lissovolik, is the result of the region’s tellurocratic geography. There is an unprecedented distance of Greater Eurasia’s hinterland/heartland, where most of the EAEU’s territory lies, from the global ocean and accordingly from international markets. Four out of five of the EAEU’s member states are landlocked: Kazakhstan is the largest landlocked ...
- 06.01.2019 11:03:58
_ Yuri Kofner, head, Eurasian sector, Higher School of Economics; research assistant, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA). Report given at the KAS School of Excellence 2018 “Eastern Partnership: Challenges, Chances and Perspectives”. Chisinau, 9 November 2018.*Unfortunately in the West, especially in the “new European” countries, there is yet very little information about the aims and workings of the Eurasian Union. And most of the existing coverage is biased due to purely...
- 25.11.2018 09:21:40
... concept paper has several pros and cons. Among the aspects that should be lauded are:Firstly, now the EU finally has a common guideline, at least on paper, on how to deal with the emerging nexus of transport corridors and economic integration projects in Greater Eurasia. Currently, each EU member state still individually promotes its own agenda on cooperation with the East. This leads to a dissonance where some countries, such as Austria, actively seek cooperation with its Eastern partners, whilst others,...
- 01.11.2018 23:25:09
... is now second only to the EU in terms of integration depth. Over 50 countries from all over the world have voiced their interest in signing trade deals with the new union.In 2016 Vladimir Putin and Nursultan Nazarbayev co-proposed a more extensive “Greater Eurasian Partnership” involving the EAEU, the CIS countries, China, India, Iran, and other interested countries and associations of the continent. Since then, the EAEU has been working on the creation of a network of free trade areas in the ...
- 28.10.2018 16:25:51
_ Yuri Kofner, head, Eurasian sector, Centre of Comprehensive European and International Studies, Higher School of Economics. Moscow, August 28, 2018.*Eurasian economic integration is a living process that constantly requires the improvement of existing aspects, elements and directions and the addition of new ones. As Tatiana Valovaya, minister, Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) put it during the EEC-RIAC Young Researcheers School 2017, quoting the words of the European politician Jacques Delors:...
- 27.09.2018 08:44:20
... Yuri Kofner, research assistant, IIASA. Report given at the 28th Economic Forum. Krynica Zdroj, 6 September 2018.*After Trump the world order is likely to become bipolar once again, divided by an “economic NATO” (“TTIP-2”) and a China-led “Greater Eurasian Partnership”. However, based on their incredible economic compatibility, an economic alliance between the EU and the EAEU would be more beneficial for both of them. And Eastern Europe would gain the most.The title of this year’s Economic ...
- 22.09.2018 22:38:55
... among the most influential policy institutes in Russia and the Eurasian space. It is precisely they who form, in many respects, the agenda for the conjunction of the EAEU with the Silk Road Economic Belt. This idea, as well as the very concept of a “Greater Eurasian Partnership” were the first developed by the CCEIS and Dr. Karaganov. The OECD-HSE Center works with the Government of Russia and we are currently conducting a study for the Russian government about Russia’s Chairmanship in the ...
- 09.06.2018 16:40:11
... non-accession to NATO.In the end, along with all the above mentioned points, it is always worth emphasizing our ultimate goal: EU – EAEU integration and the creation of a common economic space “from Lisbon to Vladivostok” within the framework of a Greater Eurasian Partnership. The establishment of a tripartite EU – Moldova – EAEU negotiation platform might help to achieve this goal. Its tasks would be to find common and mutually acceptable approaches to such issues as technical regulations,...
- 03.06.2018 19:12:27
October 10, 2017 in the "Holiday Inn Moscow Lesnaya" hotel an international scientific and practical round table "Greater Eurasia: Challenges and Prospects" was held. The event was organized by the Eurasian Sector, CCEIS, Higher School of Economics. The moderator of the discussion was the head of the sector Yuri Kofner.Representatives from countries such as ...
- 22.10.2017 00:23:34
... trade ties and defence technology transfers – a causal bonanza which modern India woefully ignored in its strategic calculus. Ultimately, the RIC (Russia, India and China) nations may "weaponize" their gold holdings to ring-fence the Greater Eurasian economy from surging exogenous risks. China and Russia are coincidentally among the top three gold producers in the world while China competes with India in terms of annual gold consumption. The myriad potentials of a RIC-based geo-economic ...
- 08.10.2017 00:42:31
Trade Policy Regimes;
Non-Tariff Barriers and Technical Regulations;
Futures of Energy in Eurasia in a Global Context;
Development of Transport and Infrastructure in Eurasia;
Labor Market and Migration across the Eurasian Continent;
EU-EAEU in Greater Eurasia: Long-Term Agenda for Economic Cooperation.
More than 200 recognized scientists, experts, stakeholders and policy-makers from numerous countries and organizations, especially from the EU and EAEU member states, but also from the USA, China,...
- 04.09.2017 10:09:43
On 16 May 2017, Jurij Kofner, director, Center for Eurasian Studies, research fellow, IIASA (Vienna, Austria) gave a presentation at the young experts school "International Cooperation of the Eurasian Economic Union" that took place from 15 to 19 May 2017 at the Embassy of the Republic of Belarus in Moscow. The joint organizers of the young experts school were the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) and the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC). The report was titled - "Prospects...
- 21.08.2017 09:15:31
_ Yuri Kofner, director, Center for Eurasian Studies, research fellow, IIASA. Moscow, 14 August 2017.IntroductionOn April 3rd, 2017 the Chairman of the Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission Tigran Sargsyan and the President of the Republic of Moldova Igor Dodon signed in Chisinau a Memorandum of Cooperation and Understanding.  At the following summit of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council in Bishkek on April 14th, 2017 Heads of the Member States of the EAEU welcomed the intention of the...
- 14.08.2017 17:54:58
Hardly any mainstream Western writer or geopolitical expert is gaming out a worst-case scenario that eerily parallels Erdogan’s Pan-Turkic/Neo-Ottoman fantasies which stretch from the Balkans to Xinjiang – right through the heart of Greater Eurasia. This is redolent of a nuclear game theory denouement worthy of the legendary Herman Kahn himself!
The Nuclear Blackmail
Right after the “coup”, Ankara terminated power supply to the US/NATO Incirlik airbase and quarantined ...
- 02.08.2016 15:11:00
... Obama’s own rhetoric:
“…Asia-Pacific region will continue its economic integration, with or without the United States. We can lead that process, or we can sit on the sidelines and watch prosperity pass us by.”
There you have it. Greater Eurasian autarky is the West’s biggest fear and its existential death knell.
Yet, instead of global accommodation, the West is raising the stakes in the game of international double standards. A US judge can order Iran to pay $10 billion ...
- 10.05.2016 00:35:00
The National People's Congress (NPC), China's top parliamentary body, and the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), China's top advisory body, are scheduled to convene its annual sessions, known as the "two sessions" on March 3-15 2016, which marks a pivotal year as the nation continues on to embark with its reforms and opening up policy, shifting towards a "New Normal" for economic growth rates, starting its 13th Five-Year Plan for social and economic development...
- 06.03.2016 05:41:00
... modified contours, exacerbated by the trifecta of EU failures in its immigration, economic and foreign policies.
Eastern Europe refuses to drown with its Western half in that cesspit of totalitarian multiculturalism, and will inevitably gravitate towards Greater Eurasia. The West-facilitated Nazification of Ukraine and the Baltic nations is not going to stop this process.
Samuel P. Huntington’s “civilizational” treatise therefore appears flawed as it emphasized religion over identity....
- 29.02.2016 07:05:00
While various Silk Roads are being laid down by China for a “Greater Eurasia” economic integration, it is time to look beyond infrastructure, trade and economics. A lasting foundation must be buttressed by the building blocks of tomorrow, especially in science, technology and innovation (STI).
With the ...
- 27.01.2016 06:24:00