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Armenia and China’s Belt and Road Initiative: Lost Opportunities and Future Prospects 2.0

... relationship being in a state of stagnation starting from 2016 till now. The following questions should be raised: Which steps must Armenia implement to strengthen its relations with China? How can Armenia be involved in China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)? Andrey Kortunov: The Liberal Project and Its Relevance for Armenia Actually, Armenia is the only country among its four neighbors which could not involve any vast Chinese investments in its economy. It is worth mentioning that Turkey and Iran got ...


Power without Soft Power: China’s Outreach to Central Asia

... spontaneous adoption of Confucianism considering China’s economic prominence in the region. Beijing adopts a similar attitude; and while countries, such as Kazakhstan, are a necessary route for the transit of Chinese products to the European Union and Great Britain, China sees the Central Asian countries as antagonists due to their religion and to historical factors, as the former nomadic conquerors (e.g. Genghis Khan) still leave a negative resonance in the Chinese mind. In addition, there are territorial ...


Moscow Is Still Central Asia’s Top Security Ally

... through the Northern route is mainly directed towards Russia [ ii ]. The progressive disengagement by the United States and NATO has been considered as a substantial loss by the Central Asian countries. By May of this year, according to the Agreement for bringing peace to Afghanistan, the US should withdraw their troops from Afghanistan. While this event could reshape Russia’s role in the region, the agreement between the Taliban and Washington seems to overlook the potential consequences for the security ...


A Clear View Eastwards: Russia and Germany

... their feelings. Consequently, we are all either victims or perpetrators of propaganda. According to Ancel, internal factors, i.e. human factors, must also be taken into account. The process of transnationalisation and deterritorialisation inevitably brings us back to the issues of borders, identities and nationalities. Nationality is defined as the legal bond that connects an individual to a country or territory (Gauchon 2008, Banik 2020). As with the return to my family roots, we should be aware ...


Russian Perception of the Belt and Road Initiative from 2013 to 2019

... Russian or Chinese authors. More concretely, first, Kang , Ravitsky , Smirnova , Qin and Xie argue that Russia recognizes the power and plans of China to realize its rejuvenation and enhance international influence, and Russia plays a key role in the BRI. Russia–China Dialogue: The 2020 Model Second, Kang , Li, Yan , Ravitsky , Yilmaz , Liu , Smirnova and Xie believe that the two governments enjoy the strong trust and firm partnership, especially for the top leaders, and this trust between ...


Eight Principles of the “Greater Eurasian Partnership”

... from other plans of Eurasian unification. Let us list of the most important of these principles. First, the Partnership is not viewed as a potential competitor for regional integration structures (ASEAN, EAEU, RCEP) or trans-border economic projects (BRI) or organizations (the SCO, APEC, ASEM). On the contrary, all of those structures, projects and organizations are seen as nodes and individual parts of the future single Eurasian economic mechanism. The objective of the Partnership is to assemble ...


Indo-Chinese Conflict and the Eurasian Heartland

... Chimera or Historical Chance?” revitalized the idea of Mackinder's paradigm, according to which who controls the Eurasian Heartland, controls The World-Island. He sees this formula as very modern. In his opinion, Sino-Indian cooperation beyond the RIC, BRICS and SCO framework would mean the control of the Eurasian Heartland at present and in the future. In his article, the author highlights how such cooperation could work, as well as how, serving as a tandem, China and India could attract both authoritarian ...


Pakistan’s Role in Russia’s Greater Eurasian Partnership

... envisaged to become an important component of its contemporary foreign policy. President V. Putin simplified this grand strategic vision as “[being formed] on the basis of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) and China’s Belt and Road initiative (BRI)” in an article published before the APEC Summit in November 2017. He added that “this is a flexible modern project open to other participants.” Building upon this concept, the Russian leader observed during the second BRI Forum in April 2019 ...


RIAC at the Global Counter Terrorism Council’s Webinar

On April 30, 2020, Ksenia Kuzmina, RIAC Program Manager, took part in the webinar dealing with “Relevance of BRI: Post COVID-19” hosted by the Indian think tank Global Counter Terrorism Council On April 30, 2020, Ksenia Kuzmina, RIAC Program Manager, took part in the webinar dealing with “Relevance of BRI: Post COVID-19” hosted by the Indian think tank ...


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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  
     21 (19%)
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