Search: Eurasia (53 materials)


Astana Club Opened

On November 9-11, 2015, RIAC Program Director Ivan Timofeev was in Astana at the first session of the Astana Club created for discussion of key Eurasian problems and trends by international analysts. The new platform partners with the Russian International Affairs Council, German Council on Foreign Relations , China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations and Carnegie Endowment ...


TPP VS Belt and Road (B&R): Who really benefits?

The tapestry of ancient Silk Routes The ancient maritime and overland Silk Routes have been revived. Its modern incarnation, driven by China’s Belt and Road Initiative (B&R), stands on the verge of connecting the Eurasian landmass, East Africa and Western Europe into a single trading matrix. Many Asian communities were defined by the ancient Silk routes. The Knanayas of the Malabar Coast, for example, were notable players in the western segment of the Maritime ...


Migration, Globalization and Economic Viability: Challenges and Opportunities for Russia & Eurasia

... challenge and opportunity of our time. My remarks feature three dimensions: 1) migration sustaining the world of work today — in other words why immigration to Russia; 2) greater labour and skills mobility in coming years: prospects for Russia and Eurasia; and 3) challenges and opportunities for a viable law and policy regime on migration governance for Russia and Eurasia. 1) Setting the Context: Migration Today Migration today is indisputably key to sustaining the world of work in the Twenty-First ...


The Sunset of Greater Europe

... the economy (Trans-Atlantic integration projects, plans to deliver American gas to Europe, etc.). So we can say that, in the modern world, the Euro-Atlantic space includes the Western states located in Europe and North America. 8. On the other hand, Eurasian integration and cooperation are gathering momentum. I am referring to the Eurasian Economic Union, the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation and the New Silk Road project. It has become fashionable to say that Greater Europe from Lisbon to Vladivostok ...


Avoiding a New Bipolarity — What Can We Learn From the Recent Past?

... analysts – at least in Russia – have gone even further and maintain that this new global split has been historically predetermined and unavoidable, being based on ‘objective’ realities. It is often argued that the Atlantic and the Eurasian civilizations have opposed each other from the days immemorial, that ‘land’ powers have always and will always be different from ‘maritime’ powers, that the ‘global continent’ (Eurasia) is the eternal counterweight ...


Energy security issues in Eurasia discussed at BMW Foundation event

The fourth global roundtable on the theme “Strengthening energy security and improving governance institutions – Opportunities for cooperation with Eurasia”, which was organised by the BMW Foundation with the assistance of the Earth Security Group analytical centre, took place from 11-14 June 2015 in Lusławice, Poland. The discussion was devoted to problems related to Eurasian energy security ...


Toward a Peaceful Eurasia

Twenty years ago Zbigniew Brzezinski wrote that "America's global primacy is directly dependent on how long and how effectively its preponderance on the Eurasian continent is sustained," although he viewed this condition as "temporary" (Zbigniew Brzezinski " The Great Chessboard ", p. 18, in Russian). The geopolitical guru’s prediction about United States’ loss of ...


The Valdai International Discussion Club analyzed the prospects of the “Silk Road Economic Belt” project

The Valdai International Discussion Club prepared the analytical Report titled “Toward the Great Ocean – 3” . This document evaluates the prospects of Eurasian economic integration in the course of implementation of the “Silk Road Economic Belt” project. A group of experts from the Valdai Club including the representatives of the Higher School of Economics, the Moscow State Institute of ...


Conference on Energy Security in Berlin

On April 13, the Foundation for Development and Support of the Valdai International Discussion Club has held a conference in Berlin, entitled Europe and Eurasia: moving toward a new energy security model . More than 150 experts discussed the radical changes unfolding in world politics and global energy markets in the 21 st century. The conference was opened by Andrei Bystritsky, Chairman of the Board ...


New Facets of Eurasian Integration

On December 4, 2014, Savoy Hotel in Moscow was the venue of seminar “Eurasia from Different Angles” held by the Russian International Affairs Council and Council of Foreign and Defense Politics (CFDP). Director of Center for Comprehensive European and International Studies Timofey Bordachev and Research Fellow ...


Poll conducted

  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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