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

... specific goals will be forced to talk and negotiate on a regular basis with the largest states of the macro-region On September 17, a package of several dozen documents was signed in Dushanbe at the summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO). The highlight of the meeting was the decision taken by the Heads of State Council of the SCO on launching the procedure of granting SCO membership to the Islamic Republic of Iran. Ivan Timofeev: US Sanctions Against Iran and the Future of the JCPOA: ...


Experts from Russia, India and Iran Discuss Developments in Afghanistan

... 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)

While keeping an eye on Kabul, Moscow is not sitting back The chaotic US exit strategy from Afghanistan, the quick Taliban takeover, the resurgence of Isis-K attacks and the rise of militant factions have emphasized the need for other international actors to fill the void left by the ...


Symposium Marking SCO's 20th Anniversary: Memories and Prospects

The symposium was attended by international experts, diplomats, government officials and public figures of the SCO member states On June 24–25, 2021, China Center for SCO Studies (at the China Institute of International Studies), the China National Institute for SCO International Exchange and Judicial Cooperation (at the Shanghai University of Political Science ...


Afghanistan Will Test SCO's Capacity

The time has come for SCO member states to bring this body out to the light and to rise up to a new, post-US Afghan challenge The US is withdrawing from Afghanistan. Twenty years of the US-led foreign intervention has brought neither prosperity, nor stability, to the country....


Disagreements between States Should Be Resolved in a Peaceful, Civilized Manner Based on International Law

... Pakistan in the preparation of this event is appreciable. Visiting Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov expressed these views during in an interview and its important points are shared below: Q1.: Recently, another round of consultations took place in Moscow as part of the extended “Troika” on Afghanistan, which will likely to be followed by a session of talks in Doha. What are the prospects for an intra-Afghan dialogue given that the government of President Ashraf Ghani avoids such negotiations?...


Russia Moves East, India West, Straining Ties

Russia and India are going to lose a lot if they have to take sides in this forthcoming US-China rivalry "Russia is losing India!"—I have been hearing such lamentations in Moscow for as long as I have followed world politics. Pessimism and alarmism are not a rare phenomenon among intellectuals and experts in any country, Russia included. Manifestations of Russian-Indian relations losing their past dynamics are plenty. The ...


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 ...


Discussion on the Role of the SCO in Regulating International Cooperation in Greater Eurasia

On September 14, 2020, the Institute for Research of International Economic Relations of the Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation conducted an online discussion on the role of the SCO in regulating international cooperation in Greater Eurasia. On September 14, 2020, the Institute for Research of International Economic Relations of the Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation conducted an online discussion ...


Tackling the Illicit Drug Trade: Perspectives From Russia

... seized by Russian authorities have multiplied by twenty over the 2008-2018 period. Given the growing availability and affordability of drugs on the Russian market, the security dimension of the Central Asian drug trade naturally dominates the drug discourse and, to some extent, justifies Russia's militarised approach. With a 7 644 km-long shared border with Kazakhstan and hundreds of tonnes of drugs flowing in each year, drug trafficking has severe implications beyond the social costs of addiction ...


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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