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70th Anniversary of Russia-India Relations: New Horizons of Privileged Partnership: Report. Foreword from the Russian Side

... possible that a new bipolarity could emerge – the United States against China, with Russia and India being the new “non-aligned” powers relying on regional systems of international security such as BRICS, the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) and the Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO). All the more so because the new threats and challenges of the XXI century, above all international terrorism,...


Looking out Five Years: What Should Washington and Its European Allies Expect From Moscow?

... States and its allies. Operating from a position of weakness vis-à-vis its adversaries, Russia will continue to resort to a number of equalizers. These will range from increased reliance on nuclear deterrence to the creation of local balances in Moscow’s favor; from swift decisionmaking and bold action, including the use of force, to ambiguity and hybrid operations; and from the fact that the stakes for Russia in this resumed rivalry are higher than for Western countries to Russia’s willingness ...


Indo-U.S. Axis and Major Powers

... because both countries are still economically intertwined. Russia depends on Indian defence spending largesse that promises an investment of US$ 100 billion in nuclear industry sector alone. Owing to this, New Delhi exercises substantial leverage over Moscow’s foreign policy.    China and Russia have exercised pragmatism in dealing with Indo-U.S. Axis and made India member of SCO in perhaps a hope that India may revert to its so-called policy of non-alignment.Pakistan believes that the simultaneous ...


China and Central Asia: Growing Friendship at Russian Borders

... lately, Beijing’s economy still continues to rise. In this context the factor of China’s empowerment is explicitly important for the neighboring Central Asia region. PRC and Kazakhstan signed 22 commercial agreements worth USD 7 billion during the SCO Summit that was held in Astana on June 8-9, 2017. According to the agreements, the Chinese side is investing in the development of Kazakhstan’s agrochemical cluster and is implementing a number of projects in the Atyrau region, a free economic zone....


Russia’s Political Agenda in the Post-Soviet Space

... is now perceived as a given. In this situation, Russia’s foreign policy response is to step up efforts to consolidate and synchronize the existing formats of interaction to promote and strengthen its influence in the region. First and foremost, Moscow still views the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) as a club of close political allies which must provide a reliable base for the active foreign policy positions of Russia, even though they are aware of all the weaknesses and limitations of the current ...


Russia and China Strengthen Bilateral Partnership through Expert Dialogue

... Russia–China strategic interaction. On the sidelines of the event, members of the Russian delegation Sergey Luzyanin and Liudmila Filippova took part in the meeting with Rashid Alimov, Secretary General of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO). Rashid Alimov pointed out that the SCO Secretariat has accumulated positive experience of cooperation with academic and analytical centres including RIAC and IFES RAS. Russian experts stated that both organizations will continue paying special ...


Russia-Iran Partnership: an Overview and Prospects for the Future

... Russian and Iranian vision of global governance and role of great powers, cooperation in the Middle East region, Central Asia and Afghanistan, trade and economic relations, common transport projects and interaction in international organizations such as SCO, EAEU, SREB initiative etc. Editor-in-Chief: I. Ivanov, RAS Corresponding Member, Dr. of History Authors: B. Amirahmadian, Ph.D. in Political Geography, H. Azizi, Ph.D. in Central Asia and Caucasus Studies, S. Demidenko, Ph.D. in History, E. Dunayeva,...


The Birth of the “Caspian Three”?

... their interest in continuing with this format). Lifting the Iranian sanctions gave Russia an opportunity to promote the inclusion of Iran in the integration associations within the Eurasian space. First, the Kremlin spoke in favor of Iran joining the SCO ; currently, Mr. Putin proposed creating a Free trade zone between the Eurasian Economic Union and Iran. A more vigorous international economic activity became one of the principal slogans in the Russian-Azerbaijani talks, since the trade turnover ...


Disappointment in Tashkent: Iran and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization

... proved to not be nearly as successful for another regional player. Despite its return to the global stage following the removal of UN sanctions, Iran’s reception at the summit did not live up to its expectations. Iran’s history with the SCO is complicated. The country has observer status with the organization and first applied for membership in 2008. At the time, Iran’s membership was blocked by the SCO due to the UN sanctions over the country’s nuclear weapons program. Following ...


The New Impetus for Shanghai Cooperation Organisation

The meeting of the heads of states of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) member states has been gaining momentum in recent years as a regional – and indeed global – discussion platform. This is testament to the growing potential and credibility of the organization. In the rapidly changing global environment, and amidst ...


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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  
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