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The 8th International Meeting of Intellectuals takes Place in Pyatigorsk

... COVID-19 pandemic on politics and the economy. The participants of the conference also touched demographic, environmental, climatic, economic, and educational issues. In the framework of the regional issues, there was a discussion on China, the Middle East, Central Asia, and the situation in Afghanistan. On the RIAC side, the meeting was attended by: Dmitry Suslov, Deputy Director at the Centre for Comprehensive European and International Studies, RIAC Member; Georgi Asatrian, Research Fellow at the Institute ...

14.10.2021

Experts from Russia, India and Iran Discuss Developments in Afghanistan

On October 6, 2021, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF, India), and Institute for Political and International Studies (IPIS, Iran) held a joint roundtable “Developments in Afghanistan and their regional implications: Russian, Indian and Iranian Perspectives” On October 6, 2021, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF, India), and Institute for Political and International Studies (IPIS, Iran) held...

08.10.2021

Understanding the Debate about Cryptocurrencies in Central Asia

In February 2020, the World Bank Group released a report entitled “FinTech in Europe and Central Asia: Maximizing Benefits and Managing Risks” highlighting the opportunities associated with the development of FinTech in countries torn between a desire for more regulation and a growing need to catch up in this sector, currently dominated ...

30.09.2021

Prospects and Scenarios for Afghanistan: Russian and Chinese Interests

... Force (ISAF) operation in Afghanistan, particularly with UN support, since Moscow was encountering difficulties in regulating the Afghan issue, especially on the Tajik–Afghan border. August 1999 saw the threat of destabilization loom for the whole Central Asia, as the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) [ 1 ] was heightening their activity in Kyrgyzstan, acting from the Afghan territory. The armies of Russia and other parties to the Treaty on Collective Security (which would later become the Collective ...

24.09.2021

Afghanistan and Regional Security Problems

The value of any potential deal with the Taliban is apparently not entirely clear to Russia, China or any of the Central Asian countries The value of any potential deal with the Taliban is apparently not entirely clear to Russia, China or any of the Central Asian countries. As a rule, they combine active diplomacy towards Afghanistan with active military preparations,...

20.09.2021

Virtual Conference “Economic Transformations of the Central Asian Region and the Influence of China, Russia, and the U.S.”

October 26-27, 2021 The Journal JEECAR has organized a two-day virtual Conference on Economic Transformations of the Central Asian Region and the Influence of China, Russia, and the U.S. The Conference is administered in cooperation with the Almaty Management University, Kazakhstan, The Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), and Webster University in St. Louis,...

24.08.2021

Afghanistan Crisis: Security Problems for Russia and Central Asian States

... India, they call Afghanistan “the heart of Asia” as often as not, since the country stands at an intersection point of many regional and global issues. This is potentially fraught with many security problems for Russia and for those post-Soviet Central Asian states whose security is guaranteed by Moscow either because of their CSTO membership (Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Kazakhstan) or because of close bilateral ties (Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan). In early July 2021, Tajikistan officially applied ...

16.08.2021

What Benefits Would India Derive by Joining the Extended Troika on Afghanistan?

... position inadvertently resulted in it ceding influence over this process to Pakistan. The unexpected outcome is that Islamabad is now equally important to Moscow and Washington, as proven by Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov’s enthusiastic endorsement of Central Asia-South Asia connectivity at a topical conference in Tashkent in mid-July and the U.S. establishing a new quadrilateral framework between itself, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Uzbekistan that very same week. These developments might have been strategically ...

09.08.2021

The Turkey-Russia Relationship: Why “Compartmentalization” and Not Conflict?

... common interests and have significant economic ties to one another, and the leaders of both states have a good personal relationship. Despite the many areas of cooperation, there are still many areas of competition that fuel conflict from North Africa to Central Asia. Many experts assert that the Russia-Turkey relationship is one of cooperation based on “compartmentalization” of differences that allows the two to pursue shared goals while clashing on many fronts.Source: rg.ru Turkey is a country primed ...

05.08.2021
 

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