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Looking out Five Years: What Should Washington and Its European Allies Expect From Moscow?

... United States’ reassertion of its positions in Europe and East Asia, China’s One Belt, One Road initiative, and so on. The sanctions imposed by the West have demolished the One World concept that they bought into at the end of the Cold War. Thus, Russia has started paying more attention to regional and subregional compacts: the BRICS group, the SCO, the EEU the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), and others. Of the remaining global councils, the UN Security Council and the G20 are still considered useful. However, whether Russia’s foreign policy will achieve its objectives at whatever level ...


2016 – A Victory of Conservative Realism

... the Silk Road project with the EEU and create a non-preferential free trade area between the Eurasian Economic Union and China. A similar agreement has been signed with Vietnam. Almost forty other countries are wishing to set up such areas with the EEU. A series of agreements between Japan and Russia on economic cooperation in the Far East and on Kurile Islands became a major success as they benefit the two countries not only economically but also geopolitically. Japan has de facto left the West’s anti-Russian front which was already ...


RIAC and PRC Embassy in Russia Officials Discuss Realities and Prospects for SREB and EEU Convergence

On October 20, 2016 the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) and the Chinese Embassy in the Russian Federation held a roundtable “Realities and Prospects for Convergence of SREB and EEU. Joint efforts to establish a Big Eurasian Partnership.” RIAC President Igor Ivanov, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of China to Russia Mr. Li Hui, and Director of the Integration Development Department of the Eurasian ...


In Reading Putin, Don’t Mistake Nostalgia for Ambition

... humanitarian ties that have deep roots in the history of this vast region. Long-term repercussions of the crises in Georgia and Ukraine make this goal more challenging and distant than ever, but even these bloody conflicts do not change a fundamental reality: Russia can be secure and prosperous only if it is surrounded by stable, vibrant and friendly neighbors. The most recent attempt to approach this daunting task is the concept of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU). Should the West be concerned about this undertaking? Is it a disguised attempt to resurrect the Soviet Union? Once again, my answer is “no.” In my view, EEU is either hopeless or harmless. It is hopeless if it remains a “holy alliance” ...


Why a Plan for Future Russia-EU Relations Is Necessary

... beginning of official dialogue between the European Commission and the Eurasian Economic Commission and a formulation of a list of topics that are of interest to both groups. The signing of official documents would constitute another step. According to Russian experts, signing a trade agreement with the EEU would be beneficial for the European Union as it would give EU producers access to a new important export market. However, many European experts find the idea of the Eurasian Economic Union itself quite doubtful. They have questions about the economic ...


Prospects for Russian-Chinese Cooperation in Central Asia

... initiative. The Working Paper covers the economic interests and presence of Russia and China in the region, and compares their resources for ensuring security. Special attention is paid to the possible cooperation between the two powers in tying together the EEU and the SREB. The authors suggest several promising formats and areas which are in the best interests of both Russia and China, and, first and foremost, in the best interests of the Central Asian states themselves. Prospects for Russian-Chinese Cooperation in Central Asia , 1,7 Mb


Vladimir Putin Meets with Serzh Sargsyan: Moscow Supports a Compromise

... is that Moscow does not intend to force any country into the EEU and to turn it into a “Soviet pioneers” organization. If the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh is not settled, Azerbaijan will not be able to become a full-fledged member of the EEU. This is why Moscow insists that the countries move to a compromise discussion via negotiations in bilateral or trilateral format. Baku and Yerevan often attempt to view Russia’s policy only through the prism of “what is my advantage?” However, they forget that Moscow also wants to defend its interests and make decisions which are advantageous for it. Russia’s task is to prevent a conflict exploding ...


The Birth of the “Caspian Three”?

The emergence of new political formats is usually accompanied by mistrust of the critically minded expert community. However, the emergence of the Russia-Azerbaijan–Iran bloc spanning the western coast of the Caspian Sea could become a powerful impetus for the interpenetration of the three countries’ economies and for institutionalizing political dialog. Are the summit participants themselves ...


Russia and Europe: Somewhat Different, Somewhat the Same?

... have incurred losses as a result of restrictive measures, they diverge on the conditions of relaunching economic relations, on the feasibility of technical cooperation in the absence of political convergence, and on what EU – Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) cooperation could look like. While the EU and Russia feel the need to cooperate on a settlement in Ukraine, on stabilisation in the Middle East, on the fight against terrorism, they diverge over what should be done, over whether human rights / democracy or security / stability should prevail, and ...


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  1. In your opinion, what are the US long-term goals for Russia?
    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
     33 (31%)
    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
     30 (28%)
    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
     24 (22%)
    U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China  
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