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European Union Interference in Central Asia: What Does It Mean for Russia and China?

... interest in the region and has launched several bilateral and multilateral initiatives designed to bring Central Asia in line with EU interests and thinking. The region occupies an important place in EU strategic thinking because of its location between China and Russia, and because of its position in the East-West energy trade and developing transport corridors. The following paragraphs will first outline what the EU wants to achieve in Central Asia and how it goes about achieving it, before formulating some lessons that Russia and China could draw from this activity....


It's economics, stupid!

... expectations of a growing demand for power. And another reason why coal is curtailing renewable generation (making solar plants run only at 10% of capacity factor) is Chinese heritage of the communist 5-year plan policy. Indeed, at the time the 12th 5-year energy policy plan was confirmed in China, renewable power did not yet kick in at fool bloom. That is why, traditionally, instead of the generator dispatching on the merit order, in most Chinese provinces, system operators work according to principles that allow each coal-fired generator ...


Africa: the Pearl of the U.S. Energy Strategy

... unlikely but virtually impossible. Thus, the USA in a way counters Russian pivot to Asia by expanding its sphere of interests to Africa whose incredibly fast urbanization rate already accounts for a greater proportion of middle class than in India or China [1] , opening up wide opportunities for America-African strategic cooperation in energy field. Today the African region is being targeted through the policy of economic statecraft from both the West and the East, i.e. by the USA and European member states as well as China, respectively. Chinese neo-colonial strategy is mainly driven ...


UN Summit on Climate Change in Paris – Destined to Fail or Succeed?

... Obama’s administration is the adoption of Clean Power Plan which aims at cutting emissions from the power sector by 32% by 2030 from 2005 levels. In the last years, China made a rapid evolution from a laggard to a leader in environmental policy. China announced targets to peak CO2 emissions around 2030 and increase the non-fossil fuel share of all energy to around 20% by 2030. Air pollution legislation has been strengthened significantly to combat poor air quality in cities. China’s national carbon market is set to launch in 2017 and will be the largest in the world. The Communist Party and ...


Russia-China Energy Relations: A Long-awaited Partnership Develops

In the early 2000s, advancements in Russia-China energy collaboration were slow. Russia sought to maintain its standing as a dominant energy provider in European markets, while China searched for greater energy security among its energy suppliers. China consistently showed an interest in a cross-border ...


Energy Outlook 2035 - BP

... that its economy is still developing – which granted it effectively a free pass in the protocols like Kyoto with zero limits of CO2 emissions. Interestingly, ‘naughty’ China is the only nation that sets targets in its 5 year plans for energy intensity, so quite clearly China does consider this an issue, but it is unlikely that it will trade blunt economic growth for sceptical environment. The path it takes will nevertheless be vital as 87% of all coal demand growth will come from China or India and even by 2035 64% ...


Nuclear geopolitics. Shifting sands along Africa’s Uranium Road

... for now is growing but the market is considered “slow.” As a result spot uranium prices do not impact the broad energy market like spot oil prices do. But the market remains a target of opportunity for “pump and dump” specialists,... ... interventions in its former colonies; the Central African Republic, Mali and Niger all of which contain uranium deposits. China has become the new player in the club and its presence is being felt along Africa’s Uranium Road, the meridian that ...


A Hazardous Game – The Strait of Malacca

... ears of China’s elite. As why would China eternally follow the 'rules', which are made by and for the hegemon, particularly if China becomes the world’s biggest economy? As Yergin (2011) stresses oil has been a primary energy concern for China ever since Mao, as it was perceived as a main component of a modern economy, in turn, fuelling military and political muscle. Yet, in the 20th century China has experienced repeated cuts like: during the Sino-USSR split, USA’s off the record ...


Oil and Gas Markets to 2025 - LUKoil

... conventional gas production will actually fall steadily, which may raise worries if the unconventional gas is actually overvalued. Also, even Russia, traditionally a pipeline supplier will enter the game with about a 1/10th share by 2025. No section about energy is complete without China, which is why LUKoil highlights that the Asian dragon has the most favourable conditions to establish shale production and it has already begun to import relevant technologies. However, the lack of gas infrastructure and limited water resources ...


Wary Bear and Shrewd Dragon

... distribution of economic capabilities in the near future will be vital as unless asymmetry is lessened, this relationship may not get very far, as asymmetry breeds conflict. Counter-Agent Dilemma & Subsidized Gas/Oil to China: The publicised and agreed energy deals with China are currently at the break-even point or just above it, which comparatively puts them on par with expensive Australian projects. If the market conditions do not worsen, these projects will recuperate their costs, but if there is a shift in the business ...


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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  
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