О себеA Bulgarian citizen permanently residing in Moscow, Tsvetko Karkalanov is a current student of MGIMO’s Politics and Economics in Eurasia Master program. He is a former graduate of the American University in Bulgaria with a degree in Business Administration. He has also studied economics, international finance and international trade.
His field of interest is focused on EU-Russian energy relations and field of research deals with the emergence, evolution and explanatory potential of the gas interdependence model. He further explores the role of energy as a strategic component of Russia’s foreign policy in Europe, the Middle East and East-Asia.
The blog deals with the role of energy in Russia’s foreign policy as well as a wide range of aspects in EU-Russia energy and political relations. Its purpose is to give an in-depth and unique perspective of the role of energy in Eurasian geopolitics."
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%)