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Will Russia Return to Europe?

... rather destiny. Second, only Europe can serve as an effective motor for Russian economic and social modernization. Russia already has aggregate scientific-technological potential that, for all practical intents and purposes, has, with the exception of China, no real match in Asia for the foreseeable future. Even more importantly, Europe is genuinely interested in Russia’s technological market, which could well serve as a catalyst for the continent’s own technological and economic development. (By contrast, Russia’s Asian partners remain perfectly content to continue to use ...

06.11.2018

Sanctions Have Not Been So Bad

... slowly getting better. What prospects do you see for our economic ties, maybe in the energy sphere as well, given the circumstances we are living in? Igor Yushkov: Sanctions vs. Cheap Oil: What is More Dreadful for Russia’s Fuel & Energy Complex? For European Union countries, one main point is that they’re a net energy importer. The EU is the largest net energy importer in the world, bigger than Japan and China. Its production is scheduled to go down and its consumption is projected to rise. So it will need to fill that gap — that growing deficit — with energy from somewhere else. Now, of course, people are talking about diversification, about seeking ...

16.02.2018

Snow is Still White in the Fields…Personal Notes on the Margins of the Munich Security Conference

... concrete list of complaints to Berlin. However, Duda failed to present any such list, other than citing the treacherous German intention to build a new gas pipeline from Russia (Nord Stream 2), which, in his opinion, would bring harm greatly the Central European countries. The Finnish President Sauli Niinisto urged calm and restraint, a call that the audience massively ignored, thus stirring the measured pace of the discussion. Russia and China Falling Off the Radar? Dmitry Medvedev rekindled interest in the Ukrainian crisis. Making a speech early on the second day of the conference, he said Russia was ready to be “reasonably flexible” in fulfilling the Minsk agreements, without ...

17.02.2016

Why Russia Needs Europe

... is already delaying the development of its pipelines in the region, and the anticipated period of low global commodities prices will make things even more difficult. This is symptomatic of a wider problem facing Russia, namely that it cannot replace Europe with non-Western partnerships. China serves here as a perfect example, despite Russian claims that bilateral trade with China would hit $100bn in 2015, the figure actually fell by 27.8% to $64.2bn , largely due to the impact of sanctions and falling oil prices. Relatively modest trade ...

22.01.2016

Six Key Trends in Russian Foreign Policy, as Seen by the West

... compromise. That is, the U.S. will not agree to cease democratization (arguably it can't help itself) or settle for a new detente in Europe. Moscow will have to find a way to turn German leadership to its favor, thereby blunting any future U.S. policy of containment ... ... Russia has worked hard over the summer to restore its credibility in seeing the Minsk-2 ceasefire agreement implemented. #5: The China factor Russia's relationship with China will ironically mirror its previous interaction with the West, cycles of engagement ...

19.11.2015

“Shields up – Red Alert!” The Wall’s in Europe are suddenly going back up

... respects. Especially now with the sudden and dramatic rise of ISIS in the Middle East. The sanctions war escalates What was not expected, I suggest, that Russia then carefully and judiciously, as well as selectively hit back and the result is that now Europe’s farmers are suffering heavy losses, which will never, ever be replaced nor compensated adequately for, by the EU and US politicians, who have advocated such sanctions. Russia has other partners, waiting in the wings – notably from China and South America, ready and able to fill the trade gap, left by the EU’s sanctions. Russian dairy, meat, poultry, fish and vegetable producers are also now ramping up their own domestic production, to plug the gaps keep up with consumer demand....

20.10.2015

Energy security issues in Eurasia discussed at BMW Foundation event

... problems related to Eurasian energy security and the search for new opportunities for energy cooperation between the countries of Europe, Central Asia and other rapidly growing economies, including Russia. The topics addressed included proposals from the roundtable ... ... government officials, representatives of international institutions and big business from the EU, Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Turkey, China, Saudi Arabia and Argentina. The event was attended by RIAC Programme Manager Liudmila Filippova. Description of the event ...

18.06.2015

Oil and Gas Markets to 2025 - LUKoil

... grow faster than oil utilization in the coming decade at an average annual consumption growth of 2.2%, with much of this growth being driven by China. LUKoil sees that for Russia this is not good news as it is yet to complete any big gas deals with China, while its traditional European market is forecasted to persist in being difficult. Although European production will actually decline and imported gas will increase, the competition is expected to heat up a lot after 2015 as more potential suppliers enter the market (e.g. ...

25.07.2013

Wary Bear and Shrewd Dragon

... as this economy is anticipated to overtake all the European powers at 3% total of global GDP, but still be a bit part player overall. As this report draws on similar conclusions to many Western publications, one worries about the overall decline of European presence in world affairs. The re-awakening of China will bring much excitement for those that analyse the region, but for the wider world it will bring much uncertainty as it may well replace the status-quo we have today. China is still not back to its dominant position of just under 30% of global ...

01.07.2013

European Energy Woes

... hope to share some of the findings and research conducted. In this first post of two-part special, a Europe-Russia focused question and answer session is outlined with Dr. Tatiana Mitrova, whereas in the subsequent second post, coming later, we look at China-Russia. Europe-Russia ‘Special Deal Severed’: In normal day-to-day life Europe has a stable and diversified supply structure. It is currently doing enough to diversify its supplies so it does not undermine its energy security, but for a region which ...

14.06.2013
 

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