Search: Russia,China,Europe (16 materials)

 

Sanctions Have Not Been So Bad

... some pain on both sides, but it’s slowly getting better. What prospects do you see for our economic ties, maybe in the energy sphere as well, given the circumstances we are living in? Igor Yushkov: Sanctions vs. Cheap Oil: What is More Dreadful for Russia’s Fuel & Energy Complex? For European Union countries, one main point is that they’re a net energy importer. The EU is the largest net energy importer in the world, bigger than Japan and China. Its production is scheduled to go down and its consumption is projected to rise. So it will need to fill that gap — that growing deficit — with energy from somewhere else. Now, of course, people are talking about diversification, about seeking ...

16.02.2018

Snow is Still White in the Fields…Personal Notes on the Margins of the Munich Security Conference

... intention to build a new gas pipeline from Russia (Nord Stream 2), which, in his opinion, would bring harm greatly the Central European countries. The Finnish President Sauli Niinisto urged calm and restraint, a call that the audience massively ignored, thus stirring the measured pace of the discussion. Russia and China Falling Off the Radar? Dmitry Medvedev rekindled interest in the Ukrainian crisis. Making a speech early on the second day ...

17.02.2016

Why Russia Needs Europe

... economy towards Asia. Lack of capital is already delaying the development of its pipelines in the region, and the anticipated period of low global commodities prices will make things even more difficult. This is symptomatic of a wider problem facing Russia, namely that it cannot replace Europe with non-Western partnerships. China serves here as a perfect example, despite Russian claims that bilateral trade with China would hit $100bn in 2015, the figure actually fell by 27.8% to $64.2bn , largely due to the impact of sanctions and falling oil prices. Relatively modest trade ...

22.01.2016

Six Key Trends in Russian Foreign Policy, as Seen by the West

Response to Ivan Timofeev's "7 Trends for Russian Foreign Policy You Need to Know" After October’s Valdai Discussion ... ... will search for the answers to the consequences of its rift with the West outside of Europe, but always with an eye to what troubles it most, sanctions, and the absence... ... restore its credibility in seeing the Minsk-2 ceasefire agreement implemented. #5: The China factor Russia's relationship with China will ironically mirror its previous interaction...

19.11.2015

“Shields up – Red Alert!” The Wall’s in Europe are suddenly going back up

... expected, I suggest, that Russia then carefully and judiciously, as well as selectively hit back and the result is that now Europe’s farmers are suffering heavy losses, which will never, ever be replaced nor compensated adequately for, by the EU and US politicians, who have advocated such sanctions. Russia has other partners, waiting in the wings – notably from China and South America, ready and able to fill the trade gap, left by the EU’s sanctions. Russian dairy, meat, poultry,...

20.10.2015

Energy security issues in Eurasia discussed at BMW Foundation event

... problems related to Eurasian energy security and the search for new opportunities for energy cooperation between the countries of Europe, Central Asia and other rapidly growing economies, including Russia. The topics addressed included proposals from the roundtable participants on the possible principles for the operation ... ... government officials, representatives of international institutions and big business from the EU, Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Turkey, China, Saudi Arabia and Argentina. The event was attended by RIAC Programme Manager Liudmila Filippova. Description of the event ...

18.06.2015

Oil and Gas Markets to 2025 - LUKoil

... than other fossil fuels) was quickly appraised. In fact, gas consumption will grow faster than oil utilization in the coming decade at an average annual consumption growth of 2.2%, with much of this growth being driven by China. LUKoil sees that for Russia this is not good news as it is yet to complete any big gas deals with China, while its traditional European market is forecasted to persist in being difficult. Although European production will actually decline and imported gas will increase, the competition is expected to heat up a lot after 2015 as more potential suppliers enter the market (e.g. ...

25.07.2013

Wary Bear and Shrewd Dragon

... the Global & Russian Energy Outlook Up To 2040 - which I strongly recommend and I actually did a post on its predecessor the 2035 report. As the report outlines USA's global share is anticipated to fall from 19% to 14% by 2040, in contrast to China's rise from 14% to a huge 24%. It is worth noting that its not all gloom for Russia as this economy is anticipated to overtake all the European powers at 3% total of global GDP, but still be a bit part player overall. As this report draws on similar conclusions to many Western publications, one worries about the overall decline of European presence in world affairs. The re-awakening ...

01.07.2013

European Energy Woes

... hope to share some of the findings and research conducted. In this first post of two-part special, a Europe-Russia focused question and answer session is outlined with Dr. Tatiana Mitrova, whereas in the subsequent second post, coming later, we look at China-Russia. Europe-Russia ‘Special Deal Severed’: In normal day-to-day life Europe has a stable and diversified supply structure. It is currently doing enough to diversify its supplies so it does not undermine its energy security, but for a region which ...

14.06.2013

Wild World – Dr. Adrian Pabst Interview

... diversity, Russia will never have a monolithic identity or single outlook. As the global centre of gravity shifts from the European Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean, Moscow is likely to stop looking West and instead go East – as soaring trade levels with China already foreshadow. However, Russia remains a European power – part of Europe’s non-West alongside Turkey and Ukraine. Indeed, the country is anchored culturally and politically in the wider Europe, not in Asia. The problem is that both Russia and the rest of Europe have no vision and ...

01.05.2013
 

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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