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Russia and China: Cooperation in a New Era. Results of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China and of the Russian Presidential Election

... procedures, thus taking the bilateral trade and economic relations into a new era. The gradual liberalization of trade and investment between the two countries will play an increasingly important role in bilateral economic cooperation. 5. China’s energy requirements are growing, and natural gas imports are in particular demand. At the same time, Russia’s share of the European gas supply market is shrinking. This creates the perfect conditions for China and Russia to step up their cooperation ...


Does Coal Have a Future?

... purposes, and it played a key part in the development of human civilization as a universal fuel for a long time. The future prospects of coal today, however, are uncertain, with most western countries trying to lay the foundations for an emissions-free energy future and thus giving up the fuel. The developing world cannot afford to adopt such a principled position, but will get there sooner or later, gradually replacing coal will other energy sources. Not only does the transition of European thermal ...


Searching for a new foundation for German-Russian relations

... Russia’s elites failed to understand the changing mood in Germany and kept hoping for the continuing “Schröderizaton” of its Russia policy, an approach based on the idea that relations should be guided by big infrastructure projects like Nord Stream, energy and economic cooperation for mutual benefits, and the personal relationship between leaders. Russia’s leaders did not understand that Merkel’s support for sanctions and clear defence of the sovereignty of Ukraine not only reflected her personal ...


My Wish List for the Bundeskanzleramt

... Normandy format process, including its top political level. The pause in the Minsk process has been too long, and there is a growing danger that we will lose the only legitimate mechanism of managing the crisis in and around Ukraine. 2. Come up with a new energy plan for Europe. Recently the European energy agenda almost completely degenerated to battles about the fate of North Stream-2. However, this agenda should be much broader. It could include exploring potential energy cooperation between EU and ...


Russia–EU Energy Relations

RIAC and DGAP Report Restoration and further development of the energy dialogue between Russia and the EU will require the sides to search for compromises and a balance of interests. This is not a simple task, fresh ideas, flexibility and the rejection of stereotypes are crucial. The report provides recommendations ...


A Roadmap for U.S.-Russia Relations

... issues areas is also important for another reason: to help stabilize the relationship and buffer against conflict in the future. The analyses that follow examine prospects for Russia-U.S. cooperation in several crucial regions and fields: economics, energy, the Arctic, Euro-Atlantic security, the Middle East, strategic stability, cybersecurity, and countering terrorism and extremism. The report offer concrete, actionable recommendations in each area. Contributors : Heather A. Conley, William Courtney,...


Russia – India Energy Cooperation: Trade, Joint Projects, and New Areas

RIAC and Gateway House Policy Brief #13 / 2017 In 2017, Russia and India celebrate the 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations. Over the years the two states have implemented a wide range of long-term and large-scale joint projects in energy sector, frst and foremost in the nuclear area, making it one of the foundations of their special and privileged strategic partnership. However, in order to boost comprehensive ties and bring them to a new level corresponding to the changing global ...


Post Paris Accords: Can the US lead in the Arctic without environmental standards?

... Again The new US administration is making decisions in the Arctic that sharply contrast with the measured approach most regional actors are taking. In late April, President Trump signed an executive order as part of his “America-First Offshore Energy Strategy” , which intends to open offshore drilling in the Arctic and Atlantic oceans and conduct energy exploration of marine sanctuaries in both areas, despite warnings by national security experts . Amidst concerns that the Trump administration ...


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

... 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....


Viktor Katona's Lecture “Not only Oil: The Hydrocarbon Market in the Era of Change”

... development. He divided the presentation into three parts: the sanctions and their effect on the Russian market, the world price of oil, and the role of gas in Russia’s future. He first discussed the impact of sanctions on the development of Russian energy, claiming that the sanctions themselves did not cause significant damage to Russia’s energy industry, but contributed instead to the balancing of industry towards the state. Modern technologies, which are currently underdeveloped in Russia, have ...


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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