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Biden-Victory: After the Election is Before the Election

... over next year and Trump speaks of a conspiracy by the Democrats, the FDA and Pfizers to withhold the news to prevent his re-election. However, the head of the FDA was appointed by Trump. In terms of foreign policy, Biden’s election victory means for Europe that things are going to be more relaxed in transatlantic relations and the attempts to smash or weaken the EU on the part of the PRC and its 16 plus 1 group of states or Putin’s support for the National Front or right-wing groups is no longer ...


War in the Caucasus. Neo-Ottoman Empire, Eurasia, Asian NATO and Kavzak 2020

Erdogan is igniting new conflicts an wars in his pursuit for a Neo-Ottoman Empire. This time in the Caucasus. While Turkey held several joint maneuvres with Azerbaijan and there were talks about a Turkish military base in Azerbaijan, we now face a war between Azerbaijan and Armenia. Erdogan wants to send 4000 Turkish fighters from Syria in support of Azerbaijan. Here is the full story.Qazet.azAzerbaijan ...


Providing public goods at the supranational level: deliberations from the European economic debate for the EAEU

_ Yuri Kofner, junior economist, MIWI – Institute for Market Integration and Economic Policy. Munich, 4 October 2020. The EAEU should offer public goods The Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) is primarily a customs union and a common market for the free movement of goods, services, capital, and labor. The main task of the EAEU is the so-called “negative integration”, i.e. ...


From Corporates to International Governance: The Coming of the ‘Platform Economy’

... country alliances formed on the basis of regional integration arrangements as well as cross-regional partnerships also involved platform strategies. At the level of regional integration arrangements some of the examples of such strategies include the EU’s Digital Single Market (DSM) strategy as well as the Digital Agenda of the Eurasian Economic Union . The use of platforms is progressing also to the level of “integration of integrations” that brings together not only individual countries,...


Brexit: a chance for a Wider Europe "from Lisbon to Vladivostok"

... for their new relationship. This includes everything from trade, immigration, aviation, security, and access to fishing waters. For this, a transition period for the negotiations was set until November 2020. During this time, the UK will still follow EU rules, and trade between the two will be the same as before. The transition period ends on December 31, 2020, after which Brexit will de facto come into force.If no agreement is reached on the further format of trade and economic relations between ...


Eurasia as a Platform

The current challenge is to bring out the best from different parts of Eurasia to create a human-centred platform that is globally competitive This year Russia celebrates the 100th anniversary of Eurasianism, a school of thought that emphasised the uniqueness of Eurasia as a continent characterised among other features ...


Britain, Greece, Turkey and The Aegean: Does Anything Change?

... Greece over its legitimate building of a radar station on Limnos, first for national defence purposes, and then integrated into NATO’s radar network. Britain recognised Greece’s objections to Turkish sabre-rattling: the Head of the FCO’s Southern European Department (SED) consulted Western Organisations Department (WOD), including the comment ‘what looked prima facie like a strong Greek case in law’.2 In a typical bout of taking French leave of the problem, WOD replied: ‘The last thing that ...


EU’s new anti-foreign-subsidies tool likely to invoke new wave of protectionism

_ Yuri Kofner, research assistant, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA); non-residential research fellow, Skolkovo Institute for Emerging Market Studies; editor-in-chief analytical media “Eurasian Studies”. Munich, 13 July 2020.*In June 2020, the European Commission presented a white paper on how to effectively prevent and counteract potential unfair competitive advantages, which extra-EU companies might have on the European market by ...


The Dangers Of Parachute Journalism

... ‘report’ – devoid of analysis – in the same newspaper, entitled – more in the style of a tabloid paper than a serious one – ‘Moscow on the Med: Cyprus and its Russians’, and dramatically sub-titled ‘As tensions between the Kremlin and EU rise, the tiny island has become a Petri dish of western worries’. This is tabloid sensationalism. The title sets the tone. The reader is meant to assume, without any evidence offered, that tensions between the EU and Moscow are rising, and that ...


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