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The Strait of Hormuz and the Gulf of Aden

... the navies of any regional powers already involved in a confrontation. It is also difficult, given the situation, to imagine that the navies of Iran and Saudi Arabia could interact effectively. Ivan Timofeev: Tanker Incidents: Who Blinks First? India, China, and Russia could offer their patrolling services, since both India and China are critically dependent on the energy sources transported through the Strait, and Russia could carry out such work thanks to the special role that Moscow plays in the ...


China’s Energy Policy: Flexible, but Unshakeable

China’s flexible energy policy and the US sanctions against Iran and Venezuela In the last few years, China’s energy policy has changed radically owing to both the changed priorities in domestic policy and sharp bifurcations in the international ...


The Russian and Canadian Approach to Extra-Regional Actors in the Arctic

... ever greater attention to the region. It is telling that almost all the non-Arctic states have, over the past five years, either updated their Arctic strategies or adopted for their first ever strategic documents on the issue. For example, in 2018, China was the first to adopt a White Paper on its policy in the Arctic. Given the increasing presence of extra-regional actors, it is important to consider the approaches adopted by Russia and Canada as the two biggest Arctic powers to developing relations ...


Geopolitics and Relations among Major Powers

... major powers can and should deal with each other. First, throughout history major powers cooperated either to agree upon their respective ‘spheres of influence’ or to form coalitions against common adversaries. This is not the case with Russia and China today. Their partnership is not directed against any third countries; the relationship between Moscow and Beijing has its own driving forces and its own logic. Likewise, this partnership has nothing to do with ‘dividing Eurasia’; it does not ...


The Belt and Road Initiative: Towards a New World Order

Russia needs to clearly define its long-term priorities and interests within the BRI President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping and President of the United States Donald Trump met on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Osaka on June 29 to discuss the resumption of trade and economic talks between the two countries. The United States also promised that it would ...


8th World Peace Forum

... plenary session of the Forum “Geopolitics and Relations between Major Powers”. Other speakers at the sessions included: Andrey Denisov, RIAC Member, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the People’s Republic of China; Sergey Karaganov, RIAC Member, Dean of the Department of World Economics and World Politics, Higher School of Economics; Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General; and Sergei Uyanaev, Head of «Russia - China» Center, Deputy Director of the Institute ...


International Conference "Russia and China: Strategic Partnership in a New Era"

On July 6, 2019, Beijing hosted an international conference "Russia and China: Strategic Partnership in a New Era" under the auspices of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS). On July 6, 2019, Beijing hosted an international conference "Russia and China: Strategic Partnership in a New Era" under the ...


Russia and Italy: No Breakthroughs

... refused to recognize self-proclaimed Juan Guaido as the new president of Venezuela, thereby making it difficult for the EU to strike a common approach on this issue. On March 23, 2019, during Xi Jinping’s visit, Italy and the People's Republic of China signed a memorandum of cooperation within the One Belt One Road Initiative, despite the numerous warnings against the move from Brussels. Such “independence” of the Italian leadership in foreign policy shows that Italy is at the epicenter of ...


The Global Hypersonic Race

... at least ten years from now, in reusable airborne hypersonic vehicles. The Pentagon’s spending on hypersonic projects has increased from $201 million in 2018 to $278 million in 2019, and the overall cost of the program is estimated at $2 billion. China has been no stranger to this “war of words,” with several fantastic reports emanating from the country about “successful tests of hypersonic flight vehicles,” the creation of a material capable of withstanding temperatures of up to 3000 ...


Communication Lines in Diplomacy: Expanding the Possibility Set

... disruptions in the technological cooperation. This breakdown in diplomatic communication and international relations is starting to impact the technology of broader day-to-day communication, in particular the pace of transition of the world economy to 5G, as China’s rising technological capabilities in this area are starting to encounter headwinds from the broader US-China trade dispute. While there is unlikely to be a quick solution to the mounting communication failures, there is clearly a need to re-think ...


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  1. Korean Peninsula Crisis Has no Military Solution. How Can It Be Solved?
    Demilitarization of the region based on Russia-China "Dual Freeze" proposal  
     36 (35%)
    Restoring multilateral negotiation process without any preliminary conditions  
     27 (26%)
    While the situation benefits Kim Jong-un's and Trump's domestic agenda, there will be no solution  
     22 (21%)
    Armed conflict still cannot be avoided  
     12 (12%)
    Stonger deterrence on behalf of the U.S. through modernization of military infrastructure in the region  
     4 (4%)
    Toughening economic sanctions against North Korea  
     2 (2%)
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