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The Eurasian Economic Union is already becoming an important pole in Greater Eurasia

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

Is China set to junk the global dollar hegemony?

... 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

EU - EAEU: the perspective from Berlin

... Impact; 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

EAEU - EU common space: pro et contra

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

Moldova - EAEU: prospects for cooperation

_ 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. [1] 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

Will Erdogan resort to regional nuclear blackmail?

... War. 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

Is the UN relevant anymore to Greater Eurasia?

... 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

Overseas views on China's Silk Road future: How Malaysia scholar sees the Belt & Road initiative?

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

Greater Eurasia vs Greater Eurabia: The Fault-lines Emerge

... 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

Securing East Asia through a Silk Road for Science, Technology and Innovation

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

Is Greater Eurasia a Self-Sustaining Geoeconomic Ecosystem?

... worldview? “Global interconnectedness” and “global governance” are the unchallenged dictums of the day. But is this Eurocentric axiom relevant anymore? This may sound rather disconcerting but the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) or Greater Eurasia – facilitated by Russian geopolitics and Chinese Silk Road initiatives –may in fact constitute a self-sustaining ecosystem. Proponents of the global village paradigm may be discomposed by this suggestion but as Groucho Marx ...

24.11.2015 16:34:00

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