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

... countries was $36.5 billion at year-end 2018, while its trade turnover with the European Union was $17.3 billion (24.2 percent of the state’s total trade turnover). At the same time, Belarus sells mostly raw materials and semi-finished products to the European Union, while it mostly sells high added-value goods to Russia and EAEU countries – engineering, MIC and agricultural products. Russia is the principal investor in the Belarusian economy. Rosatom is finishing construction of the first Belarus NPP in Astravets (financed through a Russian loan of over $10 billion). The ...


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

Prospects and bottlenecks for Greater Eurasian Partnership Given the ongoing tensions between Russia and the European Union, only a few policy-makers and experts will give serious thought to the prospect of cooperation on connectivity ... ... 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 ...


Orders Within Orders: A New Paradigm for Greater Eurasia

... overwhelmingly hostile. On the other hand, Russia’s failure in 2013 to convince Ukraine to join the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) not only resulted in a full-blown crisis of relations with the West, but also implied that Moscow would have to look beyond ... ... EU-Russia relations will naturally improve over the long term. Nonetheless, in the meantime, Moscow finds itself situated between a European Union whose sanctions against Russia are one of the few signs of unity among member states, and a strategic partnership ...


Connectivity Italian Style

... ago shows that exports to China have not increased several times over. What is more, the transport routes did not connect the EAEU as countries of the Union had hoped. And the thousands of new jobs that had been promised to the citizens of Central Asian ... ... words of Tria and Geraci, it can be assumed that Italy hopes to reclaim its position as a “protagonist” in determining the European Union’s foreign economic and political priorities. However, the take-it-or-leave-it approach taken by the Italian leadership ...


RIAC and Friedrich Ebert Foundation Hold Seminar on EU-EAEU Cooperation

On November 22, 2018, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) together with Friedrich Ebert Foundation held a roundtable discussion in EU-EAEU Cooperation. On November 22, 2018, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) together with Friedrich Ebert Foundation held a roundtable discussion in EU-EAEU Cooperation. The roundtable discussion focused on the report prepared by Friedrich ...


New EU Strategy for Development of Cooperation in Eurasia Discussed in Berlin

... Perspectives” in Berlin. The participants of the seminar discussed the development of cooperation in trade, economic, and infrastructure areas, the formation of the Greater Eurasian Partnership, the prospects for the Belt and Road Initiative, as well as the new European Union strategy for the development of cooperation in Eurasia. During the closing session, experts discussed the current state and dynamics in the development of relations between Russia and Germany, Russia and the EU. Vladimir Morozov, RIAC Program ...


Will Russia Return to Europe?

The present Russia-West conflict need not predetermine a difficult Russiaт-Western century. What are the scenarios? And what can be done? Can Russia return to the European fold in the foreseeable future? I ask this not in the geographic sense, of course — for Russia has always been, and remains, on all the evidence — a predominantly European country. But what of a new communion, in terms of institutions and values, between Russia and the EU, with which Moscow fell out in scandal several years...


Selective Engagement between the EU and Russia

This report is based on the results of discussions held by the EU–Russia Expert Network in 2017 and 2018. Four years after the fallout over Ukraine, rivalry and sanctions have become the ‘new normal’ between Russia and the EU. Both sides have become used to a state of affairs where relations are mired in inertia, and are currently both unable and unwilling to change the status quo. This report is based on the results of discussions held by the EU–Russia Expert Network in 2017 and 2018. It states...


One More Time on Greater Europe and Greater Eurasia

... Moscow – at least, in theory – attractive alternative integration options. The Russian concept of Greater Europe has always been different. Moscow approaches the European future as a joint venture between the EU and the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU). In this joint venture, each of the shareholders has the same rights and the previous positive EU–Russia experience (such as sector and visa dialogues, trans-border cooperation, humanitarian contacts, etc.) is carefully preserved and developed ...


Russia’s New Foreign Policy Cycle

Foreign viewpoints After the reelection of Vladimir Putin for another term as president of the Russian Federation in March of this year, Russia is entering a new cycle of foreign and domestic policy. Russia's foreign policy at the moment is particularly fraught; the conflict in Syria, the continued uncertain status of the Donbass region of Ukraine, accusations of cyberwarfare and interference in US elections, and the Skripal poisoning incident in the UK have driven wedges between Russia and many...


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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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