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The Future of the Middle East: Horizons of Challenges and Opportunities

... Natural gas has gained importance, accounting for more than half of the total energy demand, oil has shrunk to below 40 percent. The geographic structure of hydrocarbon exports is gradually changing in favor of the countries of East and South Asia (Japan, China, South Korea, India), followed by Europe. The United States is becoming the main energy competitor for Middle Eastern hydrocarbon producers, replacing Saudi Arabia as the regulator of global energy markets. The most significant consequence of the changes taking place on world energy markets will be the inevitable decline in "oil ...


Bridges to India

... chance of substituting Middle-Eastern oil suppliers. The Indians are not likely to put all their eggs in the Russian basket for energy. But there is still a huge, untapped, potential before Russian supply volumes get anywhere close to a strategically undesirable ... ... thing: Access. Various access routes have been considered, such as INSTC and Iranrud transportation systems, pipelines through China, Iran and elsewhere, and shipping via Sevmorput. Of these, Sevmorput looks like the most feasible path for the near term....


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 situation. As the growth pace of the national economy slowed down, China’s leadership announced a course of stimulating ...


Back to “Normalcy”

... resources, and that the military confrontation between NATO and Russia would expand, did not come true either. The forecasts of China’s expansion in the Arctic under the slogan of developing the “Polar Silk Road” initiative, part of the larger “One ... ... Russia’s LNG, believing that it increases Europe’s dependence on Russia and in the final analysis allegedly undercuts Europe’s energy security. Solving its own energy problems in the remote regions of the AZRF, Russia intends to site a floating nuclear ...


Russia and China: Cooperation in a New Era. Results of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China and of the Russian Presidential Election

... investment procedures, thus taking the bilateral trade and economic relations into a new era. The gradual liberalization of trade and investment between the two countries will play an increasingly important role in bilateral economic cooperation. 5. China’s energy requirements are growing, and natural gas imports are in particular demand. At the same time, Russia’s share of the European gas supply market is shrinking. This creates the perfect conditions for China and Russia to step up their cooperation ...


Does Coal Have a Future?

... However, experts believe that country’s consumption has already reached a plateau and will remain stable until about the mid-2020s, after which the inevitable decline will follow. This means that, with the gradual reduction of coal use in the West and China, India will become the most promising market. The International Energy Agency predicts that India will see its coal consumption grow by 135 million tonnes annually by 2022, more than the rest of Asia and Africa combined. However, even India’s coal consumption is eventually expected to peak ( some expect this to ...


European Union Interference in Central Asia: What Does It Mean for Russia and China?

... interest in the region and has launched several bilateral and multilateral initiatives designed to bring Central Asia in line with EU interests and thinking. The region occupies an important place in EU strategic thinking because of its location between China and Russia, and because of its position in the East-West energy trade and developing transport corridors. The following paragraphs will first outline what the EU wants to achieve in Central Asia and how it goes about achieving it, before formulating some lessons that Russia and China could draw from this activity....


It's economics, stupid!

... expectations of a growing demand for power. And another reason why coal is curtailing renewable generation (making solar plants run only at 10% of capacity factor) is Chinese heritage of the communist 5-year plan policy. Indeed, at the time the 12th 5-year energy policy plan was confirmed in China, renewable power did not yet kick in at fool bloom. That is why, traditionally, instead of the generator dispatching on the merit order, in most Chinese provinces, system operators work according to principles that allow each coal-fired generator ...


Africa: the Pearl of the U.S. Energy Strategy

... unlikely but virtually impossible. Thus, the USA in a way counters Russian pivot to Asia by expanding its sphere of interests to Africa whose incredibly fast urbanization rate already accounts for a greater proportion of middle class than in India or China [1] , opening up wide opportunities for America-African strategic cooperation in energy field. Today the African region is being targeted through the policy of economic statecraft from both the West and the East, i.e. by the USA and European member states as well as China, respectively. Chinese neo-colonial strategy is mainly driven ...


UN Summit on Climate Change in Paris – Destined to Fail or Succeed?

... Obama’s administration is the adoption of Clean Power Plan which aims at cutting emissions from the power sector by 32% by 2030 from 2005 levels. In the last years, China made a rapid evolution from a laggard to a leader in environmental policy. China announced targets to peak CO2 emissions around 2030 and increase the non-fossil fuel share of all energy to around 20% by 2030. Air pollution legislation has been strengthened significantly to combat poor air quality in cities. China’s national carbon market is set to launch in 2017 and will be the largest in the world. The Communist Party 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  
     21 (19%)
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