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Moscow Is Still Central Asia’s Top Security Ally

... have put its Kant airbase in the Chuy Oblast’ on high alert [ i ]. Civil unrest at its periphery has worried Russia for a considerable time. It has required Moscow a constant effort to maintain stability within its traditional sphere of influence. Central Asia appears to be no less decisive than Belarus or Nagorno-Karabakh in this sense. Alexander Yermakov: Challenges to Eurasian Security in the Coming Decade After the Soviet collapse, Russia has been involved in the Central Asian political disorder ...

17.03.2021

Territorial Disputes in Central Asia: Myths and Reality

... territorial disputes, irrespective of its geographical size, economic opportunities or geopolitical ambitions. At the same time, in the modern world, the scenario of the use of force as a possible option for China to resolve territorial disputes in Central Asia is hardly probable. None of the parties, including neighboring countries, are interested in intensifying territorial claims and initiating a real conflict. Despite the apparent advantages, a guaranteed response from the international community ...

04.09.2020

Migration Consequences of the “Perfect Storm”: What Effect Will the Coronavirus Pandemic Have on Migration Issues?

... migrants from small towns and rural areas; falling education and income levels, as well as greater cultural diversity (including languages and faiths), among newly arriving migrants; and a change in the structure of migration flows, with migrants from Central Asia dominating. On the other hand, the main incentives for migration to the Russian Federation have not changed: Russia has the best economic situation within the Eurasian migration system; it has an aging population and thus needs a labour ...

13.05.2020

Diversifying Kazakhstan’s Economy: From Oil Dependency to Competitive Industrial, Innovative Development

... development in critical sectors of the economy, inefficient fiscal and monetary policy and limited R&D to an unfavourable investment and business environment and corruption ( Annex 1 ). Artem Dankov: The Paradoxes of Social and Economic Development in Central Asia The government of Kazakhstan has been trying to overcome the negative impacts of external factors and internal structural weaknesses by establishing new goals and diversify its economy from hydrocarbon dependency to more innovative sectors....

11.02.2020

Challenges to Eurasian Security in the Coming Decade

... parties to the conflict leave no hope of any speedy settlement. An optimistic scenario, and Russia's objective, would be to maintain a balance and good relations with both parties and make sure that no significant conflicts break out in the coming decade. Central Asia: Region X Federica Prandin: The EU and Russia in Central Asia: Is There Any Room for Cooperation? Central Asia does not attract as much media attention as Ukraine or the Baltic states, which is a fundamental mistake. Russia's “soft underbelly” ...

14.01.2020

RIAC — DGAP Roundtable on Cooperation in Eurasia

... (RIAC) in cooperation with the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) hosted a round table discussion related to “The Future of Eurasia: Mapping out Concepts, Practices for Possible Russia-EU-China Cooperation” in the framework of Russia-EU-China-Central Asia Strategic Dialogue on Connectivity On December 4, 2019, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) in cooperation with the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) hosted a round table discussion related to “The Future of Eurasia: ...

04.12.2019

The EU and Russia in Central Asia: Is There Any Room for Cooperation?

While European and Russian interests are in open competition elsewhere in the world, Central Asia may become a region of cooperation in light of common, shared aims The EU strategy in Central Asia First, it is important to remember that the EU has a short history of relations with Central Asia. Its strategy towards the region was first ...

09.08.2019

RIAC Hosts a Meeting with EU Special Representative for Central Asia

On June 28, 2019, an expert meeting was held at Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) to discuss the relations between Russia and the EU with the countries of Central Asia. On June 28, 2019, an expert meeting was held at Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) to discuss the relations between Russia and the EU with the countries of Central Asia. Ruslan Mamedov, RIAC Program Coordinator, and Peter Burian,...

05.07.2019
 

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