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The Rail Baltica: A Thorny Path Towards a United Railway System in the Baltics

... preliminary support from China Railway Group, China Communications Construction Company, China Railway International Group, China’s Touchstone Capital Partners, and Finnish developer Finest Bay. Indeed, such an extensive Chinese presence has not impressed ... ... Baltic States. It will finally help to reintegrate the transport systems of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania with the rest of the European Union. Elena Alekseenkova: Can the “Green” Dialogue Become a Driver for Restoring the Dialogue Between Russia and ...


From Proxy Wars to Proxy Diplomacy

... was a de facto rupture of relations between China and the small Baltic state of Lithuania after the authorities of the latter made a decision to de facto recognise the sovereignty of Taiwan, which Beijing considers part of the People’s Republic of China. Second, this is the first anniversary of the stormy internal political events in Belarus that followed presidential elections which were not recognised by the United States or the European Union and caused discontent among a significant part of Belarusian society. In the first case, we see how the behaviour of a formally independent state is completely subordinate to the decisions of one of the great powers. Protection by the United ...


Serbia’s EU accession: Pipe Dream or Possible Reality? . Fabijančić, T., (2019). Will the Western Balkans Ever Join the European Union?. The Globe Post [online]. 16 September 2019. [Viewed 25 February 2021]. Available from: https://theglobepost.... ... Available from: . Milić, V., (2020). Serbia’s Balancing Act on China [online]. CHOICE . 5 October 2020. [Viewed 29 February 2021]. Available from: ...


Sanctions Against Russia: A Look into 2021

Report 65/2021 Report 65/2021 The report analyses the application of foreign sanctions against Russian citizens, companies and economy sectors. It also considers global trends in the use of sanctions and restrictive measures against Russia within individual areas (the “Ukrainian package,” sanctions against pipeline projects, “cyber sanctions,” etc.). The report is based on Sanctions Event Database compiled by the Russian International Affairs Council. It contains data for 2020 into early 2021....


RIAC and Carnegie Moscow Center Discussed Russia–China Ties

Discussion was moderated by Ksenia Kuzmina, Program Manager, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) On March 2, 2021, Carnegie Moscow Center hosted an online event “Asymmetric Entente. Europe’s Role in Russia’s Growing Dependence on China”. Discussion was moderated by Ksenia Kuzmina, Program Manager, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC). Dmitry Trenin, Director, Carnegie Moscow Center, and RIAC Member, and Alexander Gabuev, Chair, Russia in the Asia-Pacific Program, Carnegie ...


Thirteen Points on Joe Biden and Russia

... with Moscow to the same extent as some Republicans were (e.g. late Senator John McCain). Joe Biden is more likely to focus on the transatlantic relations that were seriously damaged by his predecessor. Another burning matter is a trade agreement with China: it will not end the US-Chinese economic or technological competition, but can at least help to prevent a full-fledged trade war between Washington and Beijing. In sum, Biden can allow himself to put most of the Russia files on a back burner, with ...


Great Powers Competition in Moldova

... Chinese authorities announced that the debt of 77 countries, including Moldova, had been temporarily suspended. Beijing's choice to focus its attention on Moldova is explained by the country's non-alignment, but also by the reluctance of Moscow and the European Union to become more involved. China is, therefore, meeting no resistance from the Russians or westerners. For the Kremlin, Chinese investments in the region could harm the ambitions of Brussels and Washington in Moldova, China being an ally of Russia. While for westerners, China was ...


How U.S. Elections Could Impact EU-Russia Relations

... transatlantic solidarity. If anything, the reverse is likely: the inevitable difficulty of economic recovery and likely escalation of the confrontation with China will push the Trump administration to ramp up pressure on the EU even further. “The European Union is worse than China. Just smaller,” Trump said just last year, complaining of taxes and tariffs. The president considers his decisive policy on the United States’ European allies to be one of the main achievements of his administration, and he has every intention ...


Europe from Lisbon to Vladivostok: a Puzzling Route to Political Stability in Europe

... this country to invest money in the production of these goods) while the country producing these commodities receives capital as part of that market exchange. Still, the world pandemic has shown that nearly all countries in the world are dependent on China, with many having to order PPEs (Personal Protective Equipment) from China. As a result, the complex interdependence resulted in mere dependence on China. It is a worrying signal as it can be argued that the U.S. has started to lose its grip on ...


‘Selective’ Bipolarity? From a Coalition of War to a Coalition of Sanctions

... of power, it does not want to become a “normal” country according to Washington’s understanding of the word either. Against this background, Russian-Chinese relations have gained potential. This is not a military alliance. However, Russia and China have acquired a significant reserve of confidence. Growing US pressure is pushing the two powers closer together. Under these conditions, the European Union is becoming important for America. Almost all EU countries are US military allies in NATO. However, the North Atlantic Alliance is not even remotely focused on containing China. It was indirectly involved in the fight against international ...


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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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