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New Spiral of Afghanistan Crisis and Russia’s Interests

... “Development of the Situation in Afghanistan in 2016” held at the Russian International Affairs Council on April 18, 2016. The three issues that cause the biggest concern are: — the spread of instability from Afghanistan to the north and to the Central Asian states that border Russia; — Russia’s transformation from a transit country into a market for Afghan heroin, which kills 25,000 Russians every year; — the formation of Islamic State (DAISH) Infrastructure in Afghanistan, which may start exporting its practices ...


Recruiting Foreign Terrorist Fighters and Dealing with Returnees: European Experience and the Prospects for Russia

... according to data published by the security services of various nations, as well as by leading research centres across the globe. Particular attention is paid to assessments of the situation regarding terrorists leaving, and then coming back to Europe, Russia and Central Asian countries; the link between migration and the recruitment of terrorists; and an analysis of the most common factors driving recruitment. This paper also includes a review of methods used by other countries to combat the recruitment of terrorists,...


RIAC at 3rd Huaihai Forum

... the integration momentum within the EEU and of guaranteeing the security of citizens at the same time. This dilemma is quite thorny and requires a delicate resolution. As the concentration of militants in northern Afghanistan grows, as more natives of Russia and Central Asia including the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan join the Islamic State, as there are signs of destabilized situation in Tajikistan and the problem of demarcation and monitoring of Kyrgyzstan borders with Uzbekistan and Tajikistan is yet to be ...


Migration – A Challenge of Time

Interview with Mathias Czaika, Marta Jaroszewicz, Saodat Olimova, Patrick Taran On September 24–25, 2015, the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) and the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA) held an international conference on the problems of migration in the modern world. At the conference, Russian and ...


CSTO: a Time for Public Diplomacy?

... aggravation in Central Asia is now measured not only by the situation in Afghanistan, which has constituted a threat to neighboring countries over the past 20 years. A new factor needs to be reckoned with — IS, which is now joined by citizens from Central Asia and Russia. In this context, experts expect possible aggravations once these people come back home. Vladimir Putin mentioned combat against IS in his speech at the CSTO summit, which was largely focused on the Syrian crisis and creation of an international ...


Energy security issues in Eurasia discussed at BMW Foundation event

... 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 ...


Tajik Experts Worried by Imbalances in Eurasian Economic Union

... interlinked and an economic crisis in one country triggers a domino effect. Crisis resolution requires combined action, which suggests that in this regard Tajikistan would gain from EEU membership, because it would be able to rely on assistance from Russia and Kazakhstan. However, Moscow's economic aid to Central Asia may be linked to political dividends that could be unacceptable. economies are interlinked and an economic crisis in one country triggers a domino effect. Crisis resolution requires combined action, which suggests that in this regard Tajikistan ...


Shanghai Cooperation Organisation. Model 2014–2015

Working Paper 21/2015 The working paper is devoted to the activities of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), its influence on the Central Asian region, adjacent areas and states. Its relevance derives from the national security interests of Russia and the Central Asian region, connected to the need to develop and adopt a long-term SCO Development Strategy up to 2025. The document provides different scenarios for the Organisation’s development, its likely reaction to crises in the region, including in ...


Kazakh Experts on the Eurasian Economic Union: Aligned Competition or Aligned Stagnation?

... choose to join the group, Uzbekistan will feel isolated and may curtail trade with the three neighboring republics and switch over to China, the United States, the European Union and other countries further afield. Tashkent might suggest reviving the Russia-free Central Asian integration processes that ended in 2005. And Astana seems ready to support this drive. Danyar Kosnazarov Danyar Kosnazarov : The launch of the EEU and proximity to China, the world’s second largest economy, bring Central Asia into ...


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