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EAEU, MERCOSUR and Integration

EAEU and MERCOSUR: Opportunities for Transcontinental Cooperation The transformation of international trade has significantly picked up pace as of late. Sanctions and protectionism (and its rather aggressive variant used by the United States) prompt states to create alternative institutions and integration alliances based on the principles of liberalism, equality and openness. Acting together is the only way for states to withstand such a disturbance of the balance in the global trade system and...

20.02.2019

Irkutsk Hosts Greater Eurasian Partnership and Belt and Road Initiative Conference

On September 21¬–22, Irkutsk hosted a conference «Greater Eurasian Partnership and Belt and Road Initiative: points of convergence and contact». The event was organized by a publication project «The Eurasian Illustrated Review» (Evraziyskoye Obozreniye) On September 21­–22, Irkutsk hosted a conference «Greater Eurasian Partnership and Belt and Road Initiative: points of convergence and contact». The event was organized by a publication project «The Eurasian Illustrated Review» (Evraziyskoye Obozreniye...

25.09.2018

Rise of China’s Export Credit Policy Insurance in Eurasia

... international development finance—export credit agencies. The spearhead of China’s globalization 2.0 export credit agencies is China Export & Credit Insurance Corporation, Sinosure. Sinosure is moving into Belt and Road economies such as Azerbaijian, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan with a clear mandate to underwrite state lending activities in the region. However lacking competition and without transparency, Sinosure can effectively write its own rules of the game, and ensure that China’s renminbi (RMB) ...

06.07.2018

Bonus for the “Big Eight” in Qingdao: Some Thoughts on the SCO Summit

... continued. An important event in Russia–China relations in the run-up to the summit was the state visit by the President of the Russian Federation, which resulted in the deepening of the comprehensive bilateral strategic partnership. The leader of Kazakhstan made a similar trip to China, as did the President of Kyrgyzstan, the country which officially assumed chairmanship of the SCO for the upcoming year following the Qingdao summit. Andrey Kortunov: SCO: The Cornerstone Rejected by the Builders ...

15.06.2018

Does Coal Have a Future?

... at the current level. The dynamics over the past three years have been positive, so the optimistic scenario has a chance. Despite the fact that Russia exports significant volumes of coal, it also imports between 20 and 25 million tonnes annually from Kazakhstan for electricity generation purposes in several cities across the Urals. It is cheaper to import coal from Kazakhstan than to organize transportation from the remote regions of Siberia. Over time, the volume of imports will be reduced to a minimum,...

22.05.2018

SCO: The Cornerstone Rejected by the Builders of a New Eurasia?

... The event is already being touted by the media and official figures of the participating countries as one of the most important international events of the year. All the more so because it will mark the first time that the six member states (China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan anthd Uzbekistan) are joined by India and Pakistan. Journalists and analysts were quick to point out that the participants account for a sizeable share of world’s population, territory, natural resources and ...

16.05.2018

Evolution of Post-Soviet Space: Past, Present and Future: An Anthology

This publication includes 53 articles analysing the main development trends in the post-Soviet space – both the geopolitical region as a whole and the individual countries that make it up. The anthology consists of three sections: the first section is retrospective in nature and looks at the post-Soviet space 20 years after the collapse of the USSR; the second section analyses the current state of the former Soviet nations; and the third section provides a number of forecasts for the development...

11.04.2018

Literature, Science and Global Russians. Interview with Olga Breininger

... to make it happen. This is why she chooses to uproot herself constantly – in order to replace and somehow suppress this yearning for a sense of belonging. In the case of your heroine, it would seem that this sense of belonging refers not so much to Kazakhstani identity as it does to Soviet identity? I would say that it is very abstract, as her understanding of what that world – the Soviet Union – actually was is extremely vague. For her, it is more of a nostalgic desire to return to a utopian ...

28.02.2018
 

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  1. Korean Peninsula Crisis Has no Military Solution. How Can It Be Solved?
    Demilitarization of the region based on Russia-China "Dual Freeze" proposal  
     36 (35%)
    Restoring multilateral negotiation process without any preliminary conditions  
     27 (26%)
    While the situation benefits Kim Jong-un's and Trump's domestic agenda, there will be no solution  
     22 (21%)
    Armed conflict still cannot be avoided  
     12 (12%)
    Stonger deterrence on behalf of the U.S. through modernization of military infrastructure in the region  
     4 (4%)
    Toughening economic sanctions against North Korea  
     2 (2%)
 
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