Search: Central Asia,Russia,Europe (7 materials)

Energy security issues in Eurasia discussed at BMW Foundation event

... Security Group analytical centre, took place from 11-14 June 2015 in Lusławice, Poland. The discussion was devoted to problems related to Eurasian energy security and the search for new opportunities for energy cooperation between the countries of Europe, Central Asia and other rapidly growing economies, including Russia. The topics addressed included proposals from the roundtable participants on the possible principles for the operation of the future EU Energy Union and the need to use the potential of the Eurasian Economic Union and the Silk Road Economic Belt ...

18.06.2015

Wary Bear and Shrewd Dragon

... will not agree to such a minor role. In all, unfortunately, as Mitrova highlights (in reference to Simon Pirani's recent work), Central Asia has completely moved towards the Chinese market and we ought to blame the squabbling between the EU and Russia over gas matters, as whilst these were ongoing the gas/oil potential of Central Asia was lured towards China. As we are currently seeing the infrastructure is being reversed away from Europe to Asia, yet again underlining that EU's actions were once again detrimental to its energy security with an additional cost of diminished relations with Russia. Russia's Uncertain Footing and China's Roar: As Mitrova ...

01.07.2013

European Energy Woes

Euro-Russian relations have strained over the recent years in energy matters as certain vested interests shifted perceptions into the ... ... worry about plagiarism, I hope to share some of the findings and research conducted. In this first post of two-part special, a Europe-Russia focused question and answer session is outlined with Dr. Tatiana Mitrova, whereas in the subsequent second post,...

14.06.2013

Wild World – Dr. Adrian Pabst Interview

... Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Lille (Sciences Po). His research concerns capitalism, religion, ethics, civil economy, European Union and wider Europe like Russia, Ukraine and Turkey. He is an Associate Editor of the journal TELOS and Fellow of the Centre of Theology and Philosophy.... ... the Kremlin’s determination to preserve Russian’s “sphere of privileged interests” in the Caucasus and Central Asia are palpable. In the South and East of its vast country, Moscow acts more like a neo-imperial power. Like Beijing ...

01.05.2013

Route-2030

... responsibility to direct the nation's path. Lastly, it grants me the chance to include Machiavelli into my blog; for those that know me, would quickly recall my keen interest in the Renaissance's jack of all trades. However, on a serious note, Russia is facing perhaps one of the biggest challenges in the upcoming decade as its economy is overly dependent upon natural wealth, but our main European market is quickly becoming less accessible raising the question: where to go? Aside, long-term diversification from energy export dependence, Russia has a relatively shorter-term option: to expand into Asia, but this option is far from easy and ...

12.04.2013

Oil and Gas Digest

... institutions I follow. Also, please feel free to leave a comment below! March's Top News: - Xi Jinping... From Russia With Love: Xi Jinping visit to Russia was highly symbolic, as is the case with first foreign visits (See: NTS). Energy ... ... price was not set, which is obviously a serious concern (See: InterFax Energy). Additionally, Russia was unable to play-off Europe against China, due to the latters pressure. Russia hoped to supply both markets with its European gas fields, thus making ...

02.04.2013

Central Asia: Energy Meadow – Dr. Rico Isaacs Interview

... Russia’s main military interest is in relation to security and border control, in particularly in relation to Tajikistan and Afghanistan. It relates to drug trafficking with the issue of influx of drugs from Northern Afghanistan, which flows up to Russia through Central Asia and then onto Europe. Also, linked into that is the relationship between drug trafficking routes and locally established fundamentalist groups which are allegedly controlling some of these routes; thus Russia is interested in securing the border. Further, Russia is ...

18.02.2013

Poll conducted

  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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