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Moscow Is Still Central Asia’s Top Security Ally

... facility on their soil, they still rely on Russia for their border security because of the Afghan issue. In 2017, following a twelve-year silence, the first bilateral exercise between Russia and Uzbekistan took place at the Forish Range in Jizzakh. Russia’s Central Asian Trump Cards Andrey Kortunov: Eight Principles of the “Greater Eurasian Partnership” According to a study, between 2015 and 2020, Russian supplies amounted for 62% of the arms market in the whole region. This percentage has considerably ...


Migration Consequences of the “Perfect Storm”: What Effect Will the Coronavirus Pandemic Have on Migration Issues?

... migrants from small towns and rural areas; falling education and income levels, as well as greater cultural diversity (including languages and faiths), among newly arriving migrants; and a change in the structure of migration flows, with migrants from Central Asia dominating. On the other hand, the main incentives for migration to the Russian Federation have not changed: Russia has the best economic situation within the Eurasian migration system; it has an aging population and thus needs a labour force, including unskilled workers. Demand for unskilled labour is evidenced by a stable ...


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

... influence of pseudo-educational groups like Hizb ut-Tahrir (which does not formally pursue military action but is included in the lists of terrorist organisations maintained by the security services of key global states). Federica Prandin: The EU and Russia in Central Asia: Is There Any Room for Cooperation? A new trend has emerged in recent years with Jihadist groups forced out from Kyrgyzstan starting to exert an influence on Salafi jamaats in the country. Once in prison, members of these organisations are ...


Challenges to Eurasian Security in the Coming Decade

... settlement. An optimistic scenario, and Russia's objective, would be to maintain a balance and good relations with both parties and make sure that no significant conflicts break out in the coming decade. Central Asia: Region X Federica Prandin: The EU and Russia in Central Asia: Is There Any Room for Cooperation? Central Asia does not attract as much media attention as Ukraine or the Baltic states, which is a fundamental mistake. Russia's “soft underbelly” may well become a source of bad news in the coming decade....


RIAC — DGAP Roundtable on Cooperation in Eurasia

... discussed geopolitical competition, transport and infrastructure, trade and finance issues in the Eurasian region as well as security risks. Ivan Timofeev, RIAC Director of Programs, Milan Nic, Head of the Robert Bosch Centre for Central-Eastern Europe, Russia and Central Asia at DGAP as well as Cornelius Zimmermann, Senior Advisor of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Germany, delivered welcoming remarks. Experts from Russia, the EU and China took part in the round table. The Russian side was represented by diplomats ...


The EU and Russia in Central Asia: Is There Any Room for Cooperation?

... despite the lack of trust, there are some areas where Russia and the EU can collaborate. The first one is connected with shared security concerns. Both the EU and Russia aim at fighting drug trade (which originates from Afghanistan and transits through Central Asia to Russia and Europe), terrorism, and instability. Moreover, Central Asian states are looking for diversifying their foreign policy, cultivating relations with all the major global and regional powers. These goals are achievable through EU-Russia cooperation....


RIAC Hosts a Meeting with EU Special Representative for Central Asia

On June 28, 2019, an expert meeting was held at Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) to discuss the relations between Russia and the EU with the countries of Central Asia. On June 28, 2019, an expert meeting was held at Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) to discuss the relations between Russia and the EU with the countries of Central Asia. Ruslan Mamedov, RIAC Program Coordinator, and Peter Burian,...


Connecting Eurasia: Is Cooperation between Russia, China, and the EU in Central Asia Possible?

... bottlenecks for Greater Eurasian Partnership Given the ongoing tensions between Russia and the European Union, only a few policy-makers and experts will give serious thought to the prospect of cooperation on connectivity between the EU, China, and Russia in Central Asia. However, as China further embarks on implementing its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and remains firmly set on pursuing the ambitious goal of connecting China overland with Europe, Russia and the EU — as indispensable stakeholders for ...


Andrey Kortunov and Marlene Laruelle's Report on Russia-the U.S. Cooperation in Central Asia Presented in Washington D.C.

... Kortunov, RIAC Director General, and Marlene Laruelle, Associate Director of and Research Professor of the Institute, on Russia-the U.S. cooperation in Central Asia. The presentation was attended by university professors and graduate students, experts on Russia and Central Asia from research and analytical centers in Washington D.C., representatives of foreign embassies and international organizations, government officials, journalists, and civil society activists. The following discussion was moderated by Nargis ...


Envisioning Opportunities for U.S.-Russia Cooperation in and with Central Asia

The Working Group on the Future of U.S.-Russia Relations’ Report Central Asia stands out as a comparatively “nontoxic” region where there are limited, but not insignificant, opportunities for U.S.-Russia collaboration both bilaterally and within multilateral frameworks: in the space industry, civil security, job-creation ...


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    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
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    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
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