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Indo-Chinese Conflict and the Eurasian Heartland

In Russia, be it Russian President Putin, be it former Soviet Prime minister Primakov and his advisor Dr. Kulikov (Russia-India-China model/RIC), be it Karaganov, be it even Dr. Kortunov (RIAC), or the Russian Orientalists, Eurasianism is quite en vogue and not only by its former avangardist Alexander Dugin. Especially Dr. Kortunov in his article "Heartland Reunion: Geopolitical Chimera or Historical Chance?” revitalized the idea of Mackinder's paradigm, according to which who controls the Eurasian...


Geopolitical Dynamics Discussed at RAND Business Leaders Forum

On April 27, 2020, a regular meeting of the International Business Elite Forum under the auspices of the RAND Business Leaders Forum was held online and focused on the geopolitical dynamics amid a deepening economic crisis, ongoing drop in oil prices, and a deteriorating global epidemiological situation On April 27, 2020, a regular meeting of the International Business Elite Forum under the auspices of the RAND Business Leaders Forum was held online and focused on the geopolitical dynamics amid...


Geopolitical Theory of Water

Territory and its morphology assume a key role in geopolitics Geopolitics, as an autonomous discipline, has a very particular cultural genesis, and it is not possible to ignore the deepening of the era in which it developed. His great forefathers can be considered the first geographers who in the nineteenth ...


Geopolitics and e-Diplomacy of Estonia

... Estonia might be an example to follow when it comes to the good bilateral relationship with Moscow and the future of e-Governance. Ivan Timofeev: The Euro-Atlantic Security Formula: The Implications of NATO-Russia Relations to the Baltic Sea Region Geopolitics of Estonia: Know your opponent (The Art of War, Sun Tzu) The territory of Estonia consists of a mainland and 1,500 islands in the Baltic Sea covering a total of 45,227 km2 with a humid continental climate and 50 meters average elevation....


All for One and One for All: Diplomatic Recognition of Kosovo, Abkhazia and South-Ossetia

... Serbia. Belgrade is seeking support from Russia — and more recently from the People’s Republic of China — to counterbalance American and European soft power in Kosovo and does not support Moscow’s views regarding Abkhazia and South-Ossetia. Geopolitics versus International Law The Montevideo Convention on the Rights and Duties of States, signed in 1933, states: “the state as a person of international law should possess the following qualifications: (a) a permanent population; (b) a defined ...


Protracted Asymmetric Geopolitical Conflict

Since neither Russia nor China can countervail the US-led Western alliance on its own, a closer equation is needed between the two Each of us has his own definition of “geo-history”, and mine is the interface of the “geopolitical” and the “world-historical.” We are marked by two anniversaries, that of the start of WW II in 1939 and its end in 1945. Fascism was a unique regime of terror, with a strategy of unbridled ‘exterminism’ and therefore constituted a unique political evil in world history...


West/Non-West: Funhouse Mirror of World Politics

... short in terms of economic development is closer to Zedong’s Three worlds perspective rather than the western one. The West/non-West System as the Resurgence of the Land/Sea Dichotomy There exists another dichotomy that has taken roots in western geopolitics, namely Land vs Sea. In fact, it represents a continuation of the same opposition between colonial Empires of the West and continental powers of the East. This distinction implies the world division into maritime-based powers (Thalassocracy ...


Heartland Reunion: Geopolitical Chimera or Historical Chance?

... the extended European peninsula of the Asian mainland – act as continental limitrophe states Anyone who has at least some idea about the theory of international relations should remember the oft-quoted formula put forward by the father of British geopolitics, Halford Mackinder: “Who rules the Heartland commands the World-Island; who rules the World-Island commands the world.” For those who are sceptical about geopolitical constructs and terminology, this logical chain may seem like a meaningless ...


Indo-Pacific or Community of Common Destiny?

... the fate of being a redundant historical player in the evolution of the Eurasian continent. Indo-Pacific, Quad, and Containing China Andrey Kortunov: SCO: The Cornerstone Rejected by the Builders of a New Eurasia? The term Indo-Pacific has entered geopolitics via biogeography, which studies the patterns of geographical distribution and the distribution of animals, plants, and microorganisms. Biologists have drawn our attention to the fact that the vast ocean that spreads from the south of Japan ...


2016 – A Victory of Conservative Realism

In the winter of 2014, two months before the events in Crimea, when it was already clear that the confrontation with the West was getting increasingly tense, I read again Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace. I was struck by a phrase that had not caught my attention before: “A battle is won by those who firmly resolve to win it.” I realized then that Russia would resolve and win. More than three years later, the tide has turned. There are still many dangers ahead; the economic base is still...


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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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