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How Does the US Hybrid War on Russia Induce and Constrain Eurasian Integration?

... bridge and not an alternative center of power. Alexander Yermakov: Challenges to Eurasian Security in the Coming Decade Putin defined the union strictly in geo-economic and not geopolitical terms. He hoped that the development and enlargement of the EAEU would gradually convert it in a pole of economic influence. Its membership was open to new countries, and particularly to the CIS members. Thus, Russia had the vision of a bipolar Europe, where the EU constituted one pole, and Russia, together with ...


Negative effects for Russia of the US-China Phase-One-Deal

_ Yuri Kofner, non-residential research fellow, Skolkovo Institute for Emerging Market Studies, editor-in-chief, analytical media “Eurasian Studies”. Munich, 19 March 2020. Significant trade diversions expected After a 1.5-year trade dispute between the United States and China in which both have raised mutual import tariffs from 3.8 percent and 8.3 percent to 21 percent each, and as a result of which the US-Chinese merchandise trade has dropped by almost USD 90 billion, US President Donald Trump...


From the Eurasian Economic Union to the Greater Eurasian Partnership: The View of Chinese Scholars on Eurasian Integration

This overview summarizes part of the views of Chinese academic circles on the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) from different perspectives. Since Chinese scholars do not see a lot of potential in the EAEU to develop on its own, they tend to pay more attention to the integration of Greater Eurasia, and the alignment of the EAEU and the Belt and Road Initiative ...


Seven Steps Beyond the Crisis Horizon: Reflecting on Past Mistakes

... Armenia and the Kyrgyz Republic joined the Union in 2015. The following year an agreement was signed on a free-trade area with Vietnam, followed by agreements on trade and economic cooperation with China, Iran, and so on. However, the share of Russia’s EAEU partners in its foreign trade turnover at the end of 2019 was less than 8 per cent (to compare, Germany’s EU partners make up 58 per cent of its foreign trade turnover). The recent spats between Moscow and Minsk on energy clearly point to the fragility ...


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

Strong intellectual property rights could facilitate the move towards sustainable development Kazakhstan is currently experiencing the negative impacts of volatile oil prices. Kazakhstan's growth slowed from 4.1 per cent in 2014 to 1.2 per cent in 2018, adversely affecting the economy. The economy continued to suffer from a protracted slowdown in global oil prices and weak domestic demand, resulting in a real GDP growth rate estimated at 1 per cent in 2016. The policy problem is that the lower...


Ten reasons why joining the EAEU could be beneficial for Azerbaijan

_ Yuri Kofner, editor-in-chief, Eurasian Studies. Munich, 8 February 2020.Azerbaijan joining the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) could reduce the costs of imported intermediate goods for the Azerbaijani industry, increase exports of the agricultural and non-oil sectors of the republic by USD 280 million, improve the working and living conditions of Azerbaijani labor migrants ...


Prospects for the Fight against Extremism and Terrorism in the Central Asian Region

The biggest threat to Central Asia’s security is the overflow of terrorist activity from Afghanistan Central Asian countries experience diverse intersecting influences: they feel changes in the situation in the Caucasus, in the Xinjiang autonomous territory of China, in Afghanistan and the Middle East. Militants from various terrorist groups in the region cooperate, many of them fighting in Syria and Iraq. But the biggest threat to Central Asia’s security is the situation in Afghanistan, where...


Moldova in 2020–2021

... development. However, the forecast is right to stress that whatever political changes do take place with regard to Moldova's political situation, it is improbable that this will push the country's economy towards Russia and the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU). The main question in Moldova’s relations with the European Union at present is whether the country’s leadership is prepared to reform the political system effectively and whether the European Union is prepared for dialogue with all the Moldovan ...


Principal Trends in the Development of Eurasian Integration

... economic relations. Emerging trends include the improved quality of integration and the shaping of the Union as a pragmatic and responsible partner involved in international relations as an independent actor. Elena Kuzmina: Free Trade Zones with the EAEU The EAEU is improving its institutions and mechanisms for regulating trade and economic cooperation, reducing the number of barriers to ensure the complete freedom of movement of goods, services, labour resources and capital within the single customs ...


Southeast Europe Today. Immediate Development Prospects

The results of the EAEU–Serbia cooperation can set a positive precedent for other Balkan states The situation in Southeast Europe today is still primarily determined by the attitude of non-aligned states to Euro-Atlantic integration. In this respect, interaction between ...


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    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
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