Search: Eurasia,China (17 materials)


Geopolitics and Relations among Major Powers

... case with Russia and China today. Their partnership is not directed against any third countries; the relationship between Moscow and Beijing has its own driving forces and its own logic. Likewise, this partnership has nothing to do with ‘dividing Eurasia’; it does not create any threats or challenges to neighboring states. Second, traditional relations between major powers implied sophisticated bilateral or multilateral balancing mechanisms. Russia and China do not balance each other, but rather complement each other — in political, economic, humanitarian and other areas. This is why this partnership does not imply relations between a “senior partner” and a “junior partner”, as it has often ...


Endgame of the Long Cold War

... geostrategic lines envisaged 70 years ago, an existential imperative? The main factor which the Soviet leadership of the first Cold War decade thought would tilt the scales of the world balance of forces in its favor was the political unity of Russia and China i.e. the Eurasian heartland. The political split in that unity and the antagonism between the two Eurasian core powers was in fact the tectonic event that resulted in the “biggest geopolitical tragedy” in the 20 th century. Today that antagonism is no more ...


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

... diplomatic discussions. Nevertheless, there is scope for cooperation. Both the EU and Russia were left with no choice but to respond to China’s ambitious BRI. The EU and Russia share an interest in finding synergies with the BRI as a way to balance China’s fast-growing clout in Eurasia. This is now very tentatively pushing both actors towards each other when it comes to Central Asia and is opening up possibilities for cooperation on connectivity. Although formally the EU is reluctant for the time being to enter into closer cooperation ...


Heartland Reunion: Geopolitical Chimera or Historical Chance?

... both sides. Right now, Russia’s relations with China and India are better than those between China and India, meaning that it occupies the most advantageous position in this triangle. Based on this logic, we can assume that the consolidation of the Eurasian Heartland around the China–India axis would entail a further shift in the Eurasian centre of gravity towards the south of Russia’s borders. This would marginalize Russia even further as a participant in the Eurasian community. On the other hand, it is safe to predict ...


The Elephant in the Room: Views on Connectivity

RIAC and DGAP held a roundtable "Connecting Eurasia: EU — Russia — China — Central Asia Strategic dialogue on connectivity". Maria Smekalova discussed the meaning of connectivity and the ongoing projects with Fabienne Bossuyt and Feng Shaolei On December 4, 2018, in cooperation with DGAP RIAC held a roundtable ...


RIAC at Fifth «North Pavilion Dialogue» in Beijing

... leading Chinese and foreign experts on international affairs. Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, traditionally represented Russia at the event. In 2018 the topic of the «North Pavilion Dialogue» was defined as «2018: Geostrategic Competition in Eurasia and China-the US Relations».


Rise of China’s Export Credit Policy Insurance in Eurasia

... million is a blank cheque for Uzbekistan to spend however it wishes, the 250 million with CDB for support Chinese SMEs to bring technology transfers to Uzbekistan. This development is mirrored in the recent creation of a new US$ 500 million Kazakhstan-China Eurasian Nurly Fund and the Russia-China Investment Fund , a US$ 225 million fund denominated in RMB established principally by the sovereign wealth fund Russian Direct Investment Fund and China Investment Corporation. These funds are designed to support ...


Indo-Pacific or Community of Common Destiny?

... the general thrust of Washington’s strategic design of the new Eurasia within the context of the Indo-Pacific is aimed squarely at the military and political containment of Beijing in one form or another. Community of Common Destiny, Russia, India, China, and the Consolidation of Eurasia An alternative strategy for the alignment of a new Eurasia involves consolidating the continent from within and not without, not from the periphery towards the centre, but from the centre towards the periphery. The primary continental shell ought ...


EAEU and Eurasia: Monitoring and Analysis of Direct Investments 2017

... agreements between Russian oil and gas companies and their Chinese partners, and keen interest displayed by Asian investors in Eurasian economies. This will reinforce the "turn-to-the-East" trend which manifests itself in the heightened intensification ... ... increase direct investments in the EAEU. During the monitoring period (2008–2016), FDI stock originating from 12 Asian countries (China, Japan, Turkey, India, Israel, Mongolia, Republic of Korea, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Iran, Singapore, and Vietnam) has increased ...


Pakistan’s SCO membership: success with liabilities

... Economic Corridor (CPEC) is the landmark project which is being materialised and is effectively taking this mutual relationship to further heights. China is leading the Shanghai Club and Pakistan’s inclusion in this club is the remarkable addition to Pak-China relations.There hasn’t been any substantial economic activity or joint venture between Pakistan and Eurasian countries. This membership may provide an opportunity for Pakistan to enhance the trade volume and to launch the economic projects with Eurasian countries.This success is also being considered as economic achievement because through this membership,...


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