Search: BRI (11 materials)

 

Connecting Eurasia: Is Cooperation between Russia, China, and the EU in Central Asia Possible?

... European Union, only a few policy-makers and experts will give serious thought to the prospect of cooperation on connectivity between the EU, China, and Russia in Central Asia. However, as China further embarks on implementing its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and remains firmly set on pursuing the ambitious goal of connecting China overland with Europe, Russia and the EU — as indispensable stakeholders for this continental connection to successfully materialize — have been developing policy responses ...

30.05.2019

Indian Elections 2019: Towards New Economic and Political Goals

... its technical-hold, allowed for the peddling of spin that speaks to visible evidence of persuasive traction for quiet, but purposeful Indian diplomatic manoeuvres, under Prime Minister Modi’s leadership. (After all, Indian diplomacy has worked to bring international opinion around this issue, since 2009, but with little success until recent moves). Besides, as elections unfolded, the news of the Prime Minister being feted with highest civilian honors, first from Russia and latest by the UAE, for ...

23.05.2019

Envisioning Opportunities for U.S.-Russia Cooperation in and with Central Asia

The Working Group on the Future of U.S.-Russia Relations’ Report Central Asia stands out as a comparatively “nontoxic” region where there are limited, but not insignificant, opportunities for U.S.-Russia collaboration both bilaterally and within multilateral frameworks: in the space industry, civil security, job-creation mechanisms and rural human capital, and knowledge sharing for instance. Any proposal of U.S.-Russia cooperation in a concrete domain will have to be made in a tri- or-multipartite...

27.04.2019

From Apprehensions to Ambitions: The French Approach to China

... President of the United States Donald Trump. However, the key vigilantes when it comes to China are not individual politicians, but some very reputable international experts. President of the French Institute of International Relations (IFRI) Thierry de Montbrial is says that China is “playing the intra-European controversies,” using a “quasi-imperial” strategy in its efforts to implement the Belt and Road Initiative and striving to become the leading world power in the next few decades. IFRI Director ...

11.04.2019

Connectivity Italian Style

Rome Joins the Chinese Belt and Road Initiative Xi Jinping’s historic visit to Italy on March 21–23, 2019 was marked by the signing of a memorandum on Italy’s joining the Chinese Belt and Road Initiative. Despite the fact that 13 other EU countries have signed similar memorandums with China, the significance of Italy’s decision cannot be overstated, as it is the first G7 country and the first founding member of the European Union to officially confirm its readiness to participate in Silk Road...

26.03.2019

The European Union and the East Wind

Is Brussels doomed to negotiate with Beijing from a position of weakness? One characteristic trait of modern life is that the key global actors are much more focused on their own domestic problems than on international issues. This propensity for political introspection (some may even call it political autism syndrome) is present, to some extent, in the U.S., Russia, China, and India. However, it is particularly characteristic of the European Union, which currently has to simultaneously deal with...

14.03.2019

US Blunders Have Made Russia the Global Trade Pivot

... “butcher” by the Anglo-American media. Ultimately, industries in Asia and Europe will seek safer transit routes for their products. The inference here is inevitable: the greatest logistical undertaking in history — China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) — will be highly dependent on Russian security umbrella, particularly in Central Asia. Russia also offers an alternative transit option via the Northern Sea Route , thereby avoiding any potential pan-Turkic ructions in Central Asia in the future....

14.01.2019

The Elephant in the Room: Views on Connectivity

... spend to support this Initiative. Other countries that are involved in the Initiative have started to take the whole thing very seriously. It took a while for the EU to come up with a good strategic response. It is clear that China is very serious about BRI, which in turn demonstrates China’s increasing leadership in the world. Feng Shaolei : Connectivity sounds very easy. But in my opinion, this question is not as easy as it seems. My very naïve understanding is that the first thing about connectivity ...

10.12.2018

Irkutsk Hosts Greater Eurasian Partnership and Belt and Road Initiative Conference

On September 21¬–22, Irkutsk hosted a conference «Greater Eurasian Partnership and Belt and Road Initiative: points of convergence and contact». The event was organized by a publication project «The Eurasian Illustrated Review» (Evraziyskoye Obozreniye) On September 21­–22, Irkutsk hosted a conference «Greater Eurasian Partnership and Belt and Road Initiative: points of convergence and contact». The event was organized by a publication project «The Eurasian Illustrated Review» (Evraziyskoye Obozreniye...

25.09.2018

A Comparative Study of the Greater Eurasian Partnership: The Chinese and Russian Perspectives

... blocs represented by the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and Greater Eurasia respectively. At the same time, the Chinese research stresses that the Greater Eurasian Partnership is an imitation, if not a countermeasure, of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) [1]. From the Chinese point of view, the Greater Eurasian Partnership that emphasizes geopolitics and security is an upgraded version of the Chinese initiative. Whereas the Greater Eurasian Partnership is more of a geopolitical project and delivers ...

31.05.2018
 

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  1. Korean Peninsula Crisis Has no Military Solution. How Can It Be Solved?
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     27 (26%)
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     22 (21%)
    Armed conflict still cannot be avoided  
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