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Seven Steps Beyond the Crisis Horizon: Reflecting on Past Mistakes

... the crisis has brought about neither compromise nor the collapse of Ukrainian statehood, and relations between Russia and the West are developing more along the lines of a conflict than anything else. It is against the backdrop of this state of affairs ... ... Kortunov: Russia–EU Relations in 2020: Opportunities, Limitations and Possible Trends 2020 : Russia’s involvement in the global economy remains lower than before the crisis began. Preliminary results for 2019 suggest that foreign trade averaged $665 billion ...

27.02.2020

A Different Global Governance: Taming the Excesses of Realpolitik

... of the construction of global governance has never been predicated on considerations of economic efficiency, inclusivity or equitable globalism, but was at the outset based on Realpolitik considerations and was performed in a largely unilateral (i.e. Western-led) setting. A new global governance construct needs to change the balance between national self-interest and international cooperation in the world economy. It also needs to look at the economic efficiency consideration of how the global governance structure is to be formed with due account paid to issues such as externalities and spillover effects across countries and regions. At the level regional ...

13.03.2019

Putin's Last Term: Taking the Long View

... RIAC Member Putin has dominated Russia since 1999. He now faces many problems, including how to transfer power, if at all. The West should prepare for change – or for no change. Vladimir Putin has dominated the Russian political scene since 1999. But ... ... and other problems that #Russia now faces, and what will he do when his term of office ends? The performance of the Russian economy in recent years has been mixed. Inflation has fallen, foreign reserves have risen and the ruble’s exchange rate is relatively ...

23.01.2019

Maybe Russia’s Economy Doesn’t Need Democracy

... president, Vladimir Putin very much shared this vision: He was very keen to consider a Europe from Lisbon to Vladivostok. But the West was not welcoming. It wasn’t ready. I’m not saying that the European Union shouldn’t have expanded into Eastern Europe,... ... as a Marxist (or liberal Marxist, better to say) should be. MW: Putin and his advisers have ambitious goals for Russia’s economy. Yet he has demonstrated time and again a lack of regard for property rights and personal freedoms. Can he achieve the ...

30.07.2018

How to Survive in a Trench Warfare

... reduction of its share in the global economy. Even the political and psychological effect of such an achievement would be a boon: Russia would finally see a perspective that has been beyond the horizon for the past decade. It would also give those in the West who consider the anti-Russian sanctions to be senseless and even harmful new and convincing arguments. To paraphrase Russian philosopher Konstantin Leontiev, creating an economy of “blossoming complexity” would provide Russia’s foreign policy with new opportunities in relations with its closest neighbours, who are for the most part unwilling to accept the Russian economic model as something to be imitated. It is ...

24.04.2018

Seminar “European Security: Challenges at the Societal Level”

... the OSCE Network of Think Tanks and Academic Institutions ( OSCE Network ), the Primakov National Research Institute of World Economy and International Relations ( RAS IMEMO ) and the Friedrich Ebert Foundation ( Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung ) held a seminar ... ... draft report prepared by the OSCE Network and addressed the following issues: the future of the European order; Russian and Western interests in the military-political and economic spheres; challenges and threats to security, as well as tools to ensure ...

01.11.2016

Russian Foreign Policy Finding New Bearings

... regained its military potential at a qualitatively new level and at still tolerable costs. The expansion of Western alliances to the territories Russia considers vital to its security has been stemmed, although it had to pay a dear price for that. The West is developing the long-awaited awareness that Russia’s interests have to be taken into account. This means the basis is being laid for more sound and fairer relations in the future. Russia is making a turn in the economy and to a certain extent in politics towards booming Asia through the development of Siberia and the Far East, although the turn is belated and slow. Relations of friendship and profound strategic partnership with China have been established. The ...

08.06.2016

Russia has to reinvent its economic model

... people and government sounded more optimistic. What’s your opinion about Russia’s overall economic situation? Has diversification decided by President Vladimir Putin started to bear fruits? A.K.: The fundamental problem of the Russian economy is not in the Western sanctions. It is not even in a sharp decline of the global energy prices. In order to move ahead, Russia has to reinvent its model of economic development. The old model designed and assembled in early Putin’s years, has depleted its potential....

10.03.2016

The West vs. Russia: The Unintended Consequences of Targeted Sanctions

... the Crimea annexation—Russia gets Crimea and despised elites are punished too. Nevertheless, new sanctions on Russia’s financial, energy, and defense sectors in July and September will have growing costs for key companies and the overall economy over time. Moscow’s retaliatory ban on certain Western agricultural imports shows that Russia is ready to engage in a tit-for-tat economic conflict—even though Russian officials recognize the economic asymmetries between their country and the West. Most importantly, beginning a new chapter is ...

09.10.2014

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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