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Peacebuilding in Eurasia

..., there is a lot of work to do to adapt existing projects and practices to the new conditions. Here we are talking, of course, about interaction with measures of large-scale economic pressure exerted by the West on one of the founding members of the SCO - Russia. The practical consequences of these measures will harm the economies, social systems and stability of all SCO countries, including the most economically powerful one, China. However, properly, the SCO states have an opportunity to intensify their ...


Modernising India-Russia Ties

... Zakharovv: Russia-India Summit: Is the Strategic Partnership Still Afloat? Indian and Russian diplomats responsible for drafting the joint statement—the outcome document of the Modi-Putin summit on 6 December—missed hitting a century, but they scored big. Comprising a record 99 paragraphs and entitled India-Russia Partnership for Peace, Progress and Prosperity , the astutely-crafted document mirrors all aspects of the ‘time-tested’ relationship and its reality, range, diversity and ambition. Buttressed by the signing of 28 bilateral agreements, the 21 ...


Changes in Afghanistan: Regional and International Implications

... Afghanistan Contact Group. There will be no political and legal obstacles for doing so. As the largest organization in the region, the SCO should play a greater role on the Afghan issue. It should also play an active role in coordinating the positions of the countries ... ... avoid Afghanistan becoming a new stage of geopolitical competition among major powers. In this regard, the positions of China, Russia, the United States, and the EU are of most importance. Afghanistan is an issue on which China, Russia and the US can find ...


India — Pakistan and Russia — Ukraine: What if We Compare the Two?

The only way the relations between New Delhi and Islamabad can return to normal is within a broader international context. The same is true of Moscow — Kiev relations India and Russia are two great powers on the Eurasian continent, and it is for a good reason that they both claim a proactive role in establishing a new order on the continent as well as globally. The two countries epitomize entire civilizations as each can rightly ...


Iran in the SCO: a Forced “Look East” Strategy and an Alternative World Order

... Iran’s membership in the SCO was its pronounced and unrelenting anti-Americanism, especially characteristic of Ahmadinejad’s years in power. China, remaining one of the key economic partners of the United States in the 2000s and 2010s, did not want the SCO to become a platform for anti-American rhetoric. Russia, too, had expectations to normalize relations with Washington at that time. However, Tehran showed again that pragmatism, rather than ideology, is the highlight of its foreign policy, proving that Iran can even negotiate the nuclear deal with the ...


Experts from Russia, India and Iran Discuss Developments in Afghanistan

... of South Asia Department, Former Ambassador to Tajikistan and Finland; P.S. Raghavan, Former Chairman, National Security Advisory Board (NSAB), former Ambassador to Russia; and Mikhail Konarovsky, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation; Leading Research Fellow, Center for East Asia and SCO Studies, Institute of International Studies, MGIMO University; RIAC Member. Session 2 focused on the implications of recent developments in Afghanistan for third parties - the United States, China, Turkey, and the Persian Gulf region. Their influence ...


Russia’s War on Terror(ism)

... Rahmon and the Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi to safeguard regional peace and stability, Moscow’s towering military presence and influence in the region is hard to overcome. Resuming international cooperation? Andrey Kortunov: Afghanistan Will Test SCO's Capacity Russia’s commitment within its backyard, however, seems not to be enough in order to fight international actors such as terrorist groups. On the anniversary of the 9/11 twin towers attacks, Russian Ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov released ...


The Complex World Order

... regional politics, the regional dynamics, come to the fore. Regions become dominant for defining international relations. And these regions gravitate into larger mega-regions like the EU, Mercosur, ASEAN, and the African Union. Even larger ones like the SCO. The diminishing of U.S. power in trade and military leads to interactions between mega-regions, regions, states, provinces, and cities in ways that increasingly bypass the USA. ...


The U.S. Intensifies its Asia Diplomacy

... close ally with the U.S., it must look after American interests and protect its strategic goals. It is against Russian interests. Naturally, the gap between India and Russia may widen further. It also creates doubts about the Indian presence in the SCO, which China and Russia lead. Maybe, India is sharing the confidential issues discussed in the SCO with the U.S. The whole region needs to re-assess its policy toward India as spying for the U.S. The region is struggling for peace, stability and development, while the ...


Afghanistan Will Test SCO's Capacity

... Afghanistan in the US—and Western—strategic designs will go down dramatically. In the end of the day, only Afghans themselves can settle the conflict in their country through a political dialogue and an inclusive peace process. Camilla Gironi: Moscow Is Still Central Asia’s Top Security Ally On the other hand, from now on, the future of Afghanistan should be a matter of concern not for remote overseas powers, but for regional players around this country—such as Iran, Pakistan, China, Russia, India and Central Asia countries. The ability or inability of these players to come to a common denominator on their respective approaches to Afghanistan will become the critical external factor affecting the country's future. Unfortunately, no ...


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    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
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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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