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Principal Trends in the Development of Eurasian Integration

Emerging trends include the improved quality of integration and the shaping of the Union as a pragmatic and responsible partner The development of the Eurasian Economic Union in 2019 was once again marked by deepening integration and the expansion of global trade and economic relations. Emerging trends include the improved quality of integration and the shaping of the Union as a pragmatic and responsible partner involved in international relations as an independent actor. Elena Kuzmina: Free Trade...


Free Trade Zones with the EAEU

... agreement with Singapore was the third such document the Eurasian Union has signed with third countries. The Agreement with Vietnam Igor Ivanov: The Belt and Road Initiative: Towards a New World Order The EAEU signed its first ever free-trade area (FTA) agreement with Vietnam on May 29, 2015. The agreement entered into force on October 5, 2016. From the outset, the agreement was concluded in the FTA+ format, which stipulates both duty-free trade rules and other interaction formats. Simultaneously ...


Challenges for India — Russia Strategic Partnership

... Putin hopes that with the establishment of a free trade area between India and the EAEU, additional opportunities for diversifying trade will be created. However, there is not much progress being made in this field. Negotiations are still going on the FTA between India and EAEU. The trade between the EAEU members and India is still low. The trade volume between New Delhi and the member states stood at $7.3 billion in 2016, a dip from $7.6 billion in 2012. In contrary, India’s trade volume with the ...


Russia Vis-à-Vis the Globe: In Counter-Phase Mode

... policy dialogue among the largest powers on the world stage. While the summit did not bring a definitive resolution to the China-US trade dispute, there were in fact important breakthroughs in other areas, such as the announcement of the EU-Mercosur FTA deal, which took several decades to negotiate. This agreement is set to create the largest free-trade area in the world, thus signifying the potential for regional integration to compensate in part for the trade disputes and mounting protectionism ...


Fighting the Trend: How Africa is Uniting Amidst the Global Retreat from Multilateralism

... trade barriers regionally would allow for third parties to enter the African market via one country. He added that this would be made possible by successful negotiations and the proper implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA). The Agreement entered into force on May 30, 2019 after its 22nd ratification, signaling the start of a long and tedious negotiation process that will largely determine the nature and exact conditions of the agreement. Schedules of tariff concessions ...


Serbia–EAEU: Integration Prospects in a Free Trade Area

Working Paper No. 37/2018 This working paper explores the prospects, risks and positive effects of Serbia joining a Free Trade Agreement with the EAEU. An analysis of current free trade agreements has demonstrated that Serbia strives to maintain a multi-vector foreign economic policy that straddles Europe and Eurasia. Serbia’s agreements with its European partners clearly reflect its tendency to systemically fit into the European context, while its agreements with the countries of the EAEU are...


Recalibrate India — Russia Relationship

... diasporas and USD 126.7 billion of bilateral trade over the years and continues to grow. Today, Indian businesses are more dependent on the U.S and Europe as preferred markets than Russia. A survey report on the prospects of Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between India and Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) prepared by Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce (FICCI), has highlighted the series of challenges faced by the Indian businesses in the EAEU region. Over 80% of the total respondents have their ...


Representatives of RIAC, Carnegie Moscow Center, and New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Discuss Prospects for Russia-New Zealand Cooperation

On November 13, 2017, the Embassy of New Zealand in Moscow hosted a meeting for Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, Andrey Kolesnikov, Chair of the Russian Domestic Politics and Political Institutions Program at the Carnegie Moscow Center, and Rob Taylor, Head of European Department at New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. On November 13, 2017, the Embassy of New Zealand in Moscow hosted a meeting for Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, Andrey Kolesnikov, Chair of the Russian...


The Birth of the “Caspian Three”?

The emergence of new political formats is usually accompanied by mistrust of the critically minded expert community. However, the emergence of the Russia-Azerbaijan–Iran bloc spanning the western coast of the Caspian Sea could become a powerful impetus for the interpenetration of the three countries’ economies and for institutionalizing political dialog. Are the summit participants themselves interested in such a development, and if so, then under what conditions? On August 8, 2016 in...


ASEAN and Russia Look to Achieve Their Full Potential

... two-way trade by 2020. Vietnam and Thailand have both set a target of US$10 billion in annual trade within five years, up from the current US$4 billion with Vietnam and US$2 billion with Thailand. In Sochi, Mr Putin proposed a free trade agreement (FTA) between ASEAN and the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), an economic forum of five former Soviet republics, including Russia, as well as greater economic cooperation among ASEAN, the EEU and the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (which includes both ...


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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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