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Great powers rivalry in Central Asia: new strategy, old game. Did the Kazakhstan crisis change the regional chessboard?

... authoritarian states in the world, with a terrible human right records, Kyrgyzstan stands out for its more advanced democracy. Moreover, all Central Asian states have multidimensional foreign policies, aiming in particular to balance relations with Russia, China, the EU and the US. Relations with Turkey and Iran are also important. These efforts to strengthen the EU-Central Asia partnership have resulted in what has become the new EU Strategy for Central Asia - Connectivity in Support of Sustainable Development. An ...


Understanding the Debate about Cryptocurrencies in Central Asia

... currency is no news, and historically economies such as Kosovo and Montenegro, two non-EU member states, have de facto adopted the Euro because of the advantages offered by large scale economies, the same applies to Latin American countries relying on the USD ... ... rubble. Small size countries are not the only example, and Macau (Macao Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China) uses two currencies - the Chinese yuan and Hong-Kong dollar instead of the Pataca. The Macanese Pataca, although stable,...


The Chance for Perezagruzka: Why do the Baltic States and the EU Need Russian Participation in Rail Baltica?

... abandoning the principles of our country (Latvia) and the general course of the EU's foreign policy, but we must remember what our geographic position is and who our nearest neighbors are. We will not be able to develop transit services, for example, with China or India, if we have bad relations with our neighbors, which deprive us of transit.” The geopolitical vicious circle that Russia, the Baltic States, and the EU are now in, is indeed damaging all of these countries, especially their businesses. The chairman of the board of the Baltic Association-Transport and Logistics, Ivars Landmanis, noted that it would be impossible to stop any cooperation with Russia ...


A ‘New Cold War’ has already started, but Russia & China are winning against a ‘weakening’ West, says former Kremlin adviser

... Karaganov dubs the relationship a “semi-alliance,” noting that it came about due to the West’s geostrategic failures. However, the political scientist warned against “selling the country’s sovereignty” to Beijing, repeating the mistakes of Europe’s close friendship with Washington in the past. Karaganov is well-known for his favorable opinion of relations between Russia and China, and has pushed for a closer relationship between Beijing and Moscow. “Knowing Russian history and the psychology of our people and political class, I think that we will not sell our sovereignty to anyone,” he added. “I also hope for the ...


Passing the Test of the Covid Pandemic

... assistance (ODA) by member countries of the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) (comprises developed economies, including the EU and the United States) amounted to USD 161.2 billion, representing 0.32% of their combined GNI. Initial estimates indicate ... ... the OECD the total debt relief extended by advanced economies in 2020 amounted to USD 541 mn. At the same time, according to China’s Ministry of Finance, the Export-Import Bank of China as well as the China International Development Cooperation Agency ...


Is England, my England a Dying Butler?

... risks of further straining Greek rather than Turkish relations with the West. And so to recent times, and Brexit. The whole pseudo-debate was predicated on jingoistic emotion by a proven liar, Boris Johnson, who used it as a vehicle to increase his power.... ... example is that UK Special Forces are about to concentrate on some ‘new covert counter-state tasks’ with a focus on Russia and China, according to Royal Marines Brigadier Mark Totten. This is designed to appeal to the more nationalistic and uneducated swathes ...


The IX Moscow Conference on International Security

... situation in Afghanistan. A stable, peaceful and strong Afghanistan is a prerequisite for regional peace, stability, development and prosperity. Afghanistan is situated at the junctions of ancient trade routes connecting Central Asia, South Asia, East Asia, Eurasia, Russia, China, and through Gwadar-Pakistan to the Middle East, Africa and Europe. Afghan peace is crucial for the whole region. Zamir Ahmed Awan


The Road to Peace and Cooperation in Europe and the World

... the U.S. as number one. In that context, the U.S. might go along with the European proposal to empower the UN to keep the peace and achieve other worthwhile objectives. It is within the possibility that the U.S. might accept this or, at least, join China in making a constructive counter-proposal regarding a joint EU/Russian plan for UN empowerment, which is why we must seriously consider the points made in the article entitled “Liberum veto and the monkey and the pea.” In my mind, the bottom line—and a correct point—made in that article is that neither ...


Emissions Trading Systems: Trajectories for Development

... sufficient scope to create a platform for bringing the standards in national and regional ETS systems into greater conformity, writes Valdai Club Programme Director Yaroslav Lissovolik. Across the continent Eurasia, major constituencies such as the EU, China and Russia are forging ahead with their plans to develop an emissions trading system (ETS). The system works by putting a limit on overall emissions which is reduced each year. Within this limit, companies can buy and sell emission allowances – ...


EU-Russia Relations: What Went Wrong?

... increasingly believes that the EU is undergoing irreversible changes as a result of which it will never again have the clout it had fifteen to twenty years ago. Back then, it seemed that the EU would become a global player on par with the United States and China and come to unilaterally shape not only Europe but also much of Eurasia. It is now clear that such a goal is unfeasible: not just in Eurasia but in Europe too, where it has become possible to envision alternative means of organizing the continent’s political-economic space. When it comes ...


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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