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When Africa Is Just Around the Corner

Russia’s Foreign Policy Aspirations on the Eve of the Summit On January 23, 2022, Maria Zakharova, spokeswoman of the Russian Foreign Ministry, announced Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov was embarking on a new tour of Africa. During the week, the high-ranking Russian delegation paid a visit to several countries on the continent: South Africa being the traditional “mainstay” of Russia’s foreign policy in Africa, the continent’s smallest kingdom of Eswatini, ...


Meeting with African Global Security Fund Chairman

On September 8, 2022, RIAC hosted a meeting with Amama Mbabazi, Chairman of the African Global Security Fund (AGSF), and Jean-Yves Ollivier, AGSF Deputy Chair. On September 8, 2022, RIAC hosted a meeting with Amama Mbabazi, Chairman of the African Global Security Fund (AGSF), and Jean-Yves Ollivier, AGSF Deputy Chair. Amama Mbabazi ...


Towards a Free Trade Area for the Global South

... of the existing regional free trade agreements of the Global South may prove to be the most effective operational framework. Such an approach may allow for an integration among all of the main three pan-continental platforms of the developing world: Africa + Latin America + Asia/Eurasia. Accordingly, one possible abbreviation for the Global South FTA could be “Triple AAA FTA” that denotes the tripartite alliance between the developing economies of Africa, America and Asia. In terms of sequencing,...


A Russian Perspective on the Food Crisis

... urea-ammonia and phosphate fertilizers). Russia is ready to keep on strictly fulfilling its obligations under international contracts regarding shipments of agricultural products. We are aware of the importance of our wheat for the nations of Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East . In the current agricultural year, our exports will amount to 37 million tons of grain, next year we plan to increase it up to 50 million tons. Russia intends to continue providing humanitarian assistance, ...


The Dilemmas of the Global South

... developing world. Today the evolution of the platforms of the Global South is at a crucial juncture: throughout the past several years significant steps have been undertaken by developing nations to build pan-continental integration platforms – in Africa it was the creation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), while in Eurasia the expansion of SCO membership was accompanied by the creation of RCEP. The next stage in this process would be to link up all of the pan-continental platforms ...


African Pressure Points: Sahel (situation review and future prospects)

... instability and, as a result, impoverishment of the population and forced migration. The authors of the report analyze the causes of economic and political crises in the region, consider the main actors of conflicts and suggest some ways to overcome crises. African Pressure Points: Sahel (situation review and future prospects) , 3 Mb


Neck and Neck: Ankara and Moscow in the New ‘Race for Africa

Through shared perspectives on the creation of a multipolar world, Russia and Turkey may find commonalities and even points of partnership in Africa As emerging powers in the international system, Turkey and Russia are frequently in strict competition for influence in global affairs. This same competition extends to the African continent. From the Horn of Africa to Libya, Russia and Turkey ...


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