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EAEU–Iran Trade and Its Prospects

... Tehran announcing its intentions to become a full-fledged member of the Union. A number of Russian and English publications ran with the story, discussing the prospects of such a move. However, the Ministry of Trade and Integration of the Republic of Kazakhstan would later deny these rumours. There are certain procedures that must be followed to become a member of the EAEU, including that of submitting an application to the Chairman of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council. “As of February 17, ...


Moscow Is Still Central Asia’s Top Security Ally

.... The reason behind this CIS initiative was probably the desire to include, among others, the Uzbek personnel–given that Uzbekistan left the CSTO in 2012 [ v ]. The Russian presence in terms of military bases is mainly part of the Soviet heritage. Kazakhstan is the country with the largest number of diversified military facilities. Near Lake Balkhash lies the anti-ballistic missile testing range Sary Shagan leased by Russia, while in the southern part of the country Moscow will be able to use the ...


China Political Risk Architecture Exposed in South Caucasus

... all at the 12th tier in China’s diplomatic hierarchy, Friendly Cooperative Partnership. Whereas the South Caucasus peripheral powers all rank more highly, with Turkey at the 6th tier, Iran in the 4th tier along with Belt and Road strategic economies Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, while Russia and Pakistan are first and second respectively. China only established Friendly Cooperative Partnership status with Azerbaijan in 2015, after Georgia in 2006 and Armenia in 2000. Thus for the policy concept of a ...


Russia and Kazakhstan have been working together to build up our integration

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s interview with the Kazinform International News Agency, Moscow, December 1, 2020 Question: Mr Lavrov, you may be aware that on December 1 we celebrate the Day of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan. In your opinion, which features distinguish Kazakhstan’s experience of building an independent state? Sergey Lavrov: The history of modern Kazakhstan is inseparably connected with Nursultan Nazarbayev. What is the mainstay of Nursultan ...


The reason for the queues on the Kazakh-Kyrgyz border and potential solutions

... non-residential research fellow, Skolkovo Institute for Emerging Market Studies, editor-in-chief analytical media “Eurasian Studies”. Munich, 11 June 2020. The problem Serious problems arose in trade and economic relations between Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan. At the end of May 2020, huge lines of heavy trucks formed on the Kyrgyz-Kazakh border. Truckers stand in a multi-kilometer traffic jam and cannot get into Kazakhstan. The discontent of the Kyrgyz side was caused by the fact that the neighbors ...


The Paradoxes of Social and Economic Development in Central Asia

... migration outflow over the last 30 years, the population of the region has increased by 47 per cent or more than 23 million people. Considering the youthful population (the average age in Central Asia, as of 2015 , ranged from 22 in Tajikistan to 29 in Kazakhstan) and the large number of children in families (for example, in Tajikistan the average number of children per woman is 3.8 ), it is evident that the growth will continue, albeit at a slower pace. Unemployment continues to be an issue in all ...


Prospects for the Fight against Extremism and Terrorism in the Central Asian Region

... in the form of underground groups that could become active at any time, joining forces with the radical Tajik opposition and Uyghur separatists. Cells of the Islamic State (ISIS) (a terrorist organisation banned in Russia) also operate in the region. Kazakhstan: Effective Peacekeeping Measures Alexander Yermakov: Challenges to Eurasian Security in the Coming Decade The main conduits of terrorist ideology in Kazakhstan are Islamist movements and organisations. In order to minimise their effect on ...


Free Trade Zones with the EAEU

... cent to 1 per cent. In particular, import duties on agricultural goods will have been reduced from 16 per cent to 0.2 per cent, and duties for industrial products will have dropped from 8.9 per cent to 0.1 per cent. Vietnam’s trade with Russia and Kazakhstan is developing with particularly intensity. According to WTO data, the share of Russian exports into Vietnam has been growing dynamically over the past three years: +19.9 per cent in 2016, +34.0 per cent in 2017 and +12.9 per cent in 2018. ...


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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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