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Power without Soft Power: China’s Outreach to Central Asia

While China may be the best economic opportunity for Central Asia, Beijing’s approach to curbing the spread of Islam is frowned upon by many countries of the region The People’s Republic of China has become increasingly interested in the Central Asian countries—Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan,...

22.07.2021

The IX Moscow Conference on International Security

... policies for the deteriorated situation in Afghanistan. A stable, peaceful and strong Afghanistan is a prerequisite for regional peace, stability, development and prosperity. Afghanistan is situated at the junctions of ancient trade routes connecting Central Asia, South Asia, East Asia, Eurasia, Russia, China, and through Gwadar-Pakistan to the Middle East, Africa and Europe. Afghan peace is crucial for the whole region. Zamir Ahmed Awan

21.07.2021

Pakistan’s New Geo-Economic Grand Strategy is Multi-Alignment at Its Finest

... conceptualized as N-CPEC+), while China is pioneering the so-called “Persian Corridor” to Iran via Tajikistan and Afghanistan. The U.S., meanwhile, aims to use PAKAFUZ as a means for expanding its economic influence in the post-withdrawal Afghanistan and the Central Asian republics (CARs). The gist of Pakistan’s grand geo-economic vision is to encourage a friendly form of “competitive connectivity” between all relevant countries (Russia, China, Iran and the U.S.) through Afghanistan, which will serve ...

20.07.2021

Russia’s “Ummah Pivot”: Opportunities & Narrative Engagement

... turn can be leveraged to improve its negotiating potential with those aforementioned two regions of Eurasia. The first part of the article series elaborated on the geostrategic situation in North Africa, the Levant, the Gulf, the South Caucasus, Iran, Central Asia, and South Asia, while the present piece is more focused on Russia’s opportunities in these regions and narrative engagement with them. Although they can be read separately, it is recommended that they are reviewed together in order to ...

14.07.2021

The Geostrategic Challenges of Russia’s “Ummah Pivot”

... enlighten Russian decision makers about everything of significance related to their country’s unofficial “Ummah Pivot”. North Africa: All Eyes on Libya Beginning from North Africa and moving eastward through the Levant, Gulf, South Caucasus, Iran, Central Asia and South Asia, the first-mentioned region is plagued by the security threats emanating from the war-torn Libya, where a slew of external powers is competing to shape the outcome of its ongoing civil war. First and foremost among them are ...

24.06.2021

Russia and Central Asia: Between Pragmatism and Geopolitics

Russia is no longer likely to strive to take full responsibility on its own — a condition for this would be the total return of Central Asia to the imperial order controlled by Moscow, and there are no conditions for this Russia is no longer likely to strive to take full responsibility on its own — a condition for this would be the total return of Central Asia to the imperial ...

18.05.2021

Moscow Is Still Central Asia’s Top Security Ally

... have put its Kant airbase in the Chuy Oblast’ on high alert [ i ]. Civil unrest at its periphery has worried Russia for a considerable time. It has required Moscow a constant effort to maintain stability within its traditional sphere of influence. Central Asia appears to be no less decisive than Belarus or Nagorno-Karabakh in this sense. Alexander Yermakov: Challenges to Eurasian Security in the Coming Decade After the Soviet collapse, Russia has been involved in the Central Asian political disorder ...

17.03.2021

Territorial Disputes in Central Asia: Myths and Reality

... territorial disputes, irrespective of its geographical size, economic opportunities or geopolitical ambitions. At the same time, in the modern world, the scenario of the use of force as a possible option for China to resolve territorial disputes in Central Asia is hardly probable. None of the parties, including neighboring countries, are interested in intensifying territorial claims and initiating a real conflict. Despite the apparent advantages, a guaranteed response from the international community ...

04.09.2020

Migration Consequences of the “Perfect Storm”: What Effect Will the Coronavirus Pandemic Have on Migration Issues?

... migrants from small towns and rural areas; falling education and income levels, as well as greater cultural diversity (including languages and faiths), among newly arriving migrants; and a change in the structure of migration flows, with migrants from Central Asia dominating. On the other hand, the main incentives for migration to the Russian Federation have not changed: Russia has the best economic situation within the Eurasian migration system; it has an aging population and thus needs a labour ...

13.05.2020
 

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  1. 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%)
 
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