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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 not introduce additional tariffs on Chinese goods. The world collectively breathed a sigh of relief, as the trade war between...


Russia and Belarus: The “Post-Soviet” Interaction Model Is Exhausting Itself

... In 2019, the Treaty on Establishing the Union State of Russia and Belarus celebrates its 20 th anniversary. For a long time, it has unquestionably been the most in-depth integration format in the post-Soviet space. Today, the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) lays claim to leadership in economic integration. Moscow and Minsk have established a governmental working group to determine the roadmap to further integration within the Union State. This initiative appears timely for several reasons. During the ...


What the SCO Summit in Bishkek Confirmed

... stability and sustainable development in the region. In particular, the resolution noted their efforts to achieve stability in Afghanistan. In this regard, it is necessary to note the progressive growth of interaction within the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), which celebrated its fifth anniversary on the eve of the SCO summit. Let us not forget that four out of eight SCO members are also EAEU members, as are one observer (Belarus) and one dialogue partner (Armenia). The recently signed agreement on ...


Chinese Octopus: How China Is Taking Over the Post-Soviet Space

Russia wants to take proactive steps to benefit from this increased Chinese presence in post-Soviet space Tea and Cognac: A macroeconomic outlook on Chinese investments in the Black Sea In May 2017, Beijing and Tbilisi signed a Free Trade Agreement, almost one year after the entry into force of the Association Agreement between the European Union and Georgia. Besides the political success (it took only a couple of years for Beijing to reach the same outcome as the European Union in more than...


RIAC - Astana International Financial Center discuss EAEU financial integration

25 -28 May 2019 in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan the expert school “The Role of the Astana International Financial Center in the Integration Processes and the Establishment of the EAEU Commona Finance Market” took place. The school was organized by the AIFC with the participation of the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC). Yuri Kofner, Head of the Eurasian Sector at the HS and chief editor of the Eurasian Studies portal ...


EAEU: It’s Only the Beginning

_ Yuri Kofner, Head, Eurasian sector, CCEIS, HSE, Research assistant, IIASA, Editor-in-chief, analytical media “Eurasian Studies”. Nur-Sultan, 29 May 2019.During the first five years of its existence, the EAEU became an indisputable economic reality in Eurasia. Despite the international pressure and relative youth of the Union, it is bringing concrete benefits to the member states. Generally speaking, two of the so-called "four freedoms" of movement ...


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

... the time being to enter into closer cooperation with Russia, informally the EU maintains a dialogue with Russia over Central Asia. Russia from its side remains very keen on establishing formal engagement between the EU and the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU). This would feed into Russia’s conception of the Greater Eurasian Partnership. However, the EU for the timing being is not willing to formally align itself with the EAEU. This is not only because of the conflict in Ukraine but also because the ...


Five Years On: The Eurasian Economic Union in Action

_ Yuri Kofner, Head, Eurasian sector, CCEIS, HSE, Research assistant, IIASA, Editor-in-chief, analytical media “Eurasian Studies”. Moscow, 7 May 2019.On April 30 2019, the heads of government of the member states of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) convened in Yerevan for a regular meeting of the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council (EMPS). There, they achieved the resolution of important issues concerning the future development of the Union, most notably, the elimination of various barriers ...


Expert Seminar "Russia and Belarus: In Search of Effective Alliance Formula During the Period of Geopolitical Turbulence"

... issues were discussed in the course of the meeting: the future of the Union State of Russia and Belarus, the complexity and challenges of the current Russia-Belarus relations. Experts and diplomats spoke about the prospects for cooperation within the EAEU framework, as well as the peculiarities of the foreign policy strategies of Russia and Belarus. The speakers focused on the challenges and principles of the alliance of the two countries, as well as the development prospects of the Union State in ...


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