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Russia and Kazakhstan: Identities, the Social Contract and the Challenges of Time

The main points of the speech at the fifth session of the forum “A New Social Contract: Values, Identity and the Transformation of Social Consciousness” On May 14–15, 2019, the third Russia-Kazakhstan expert forum was held in the capital of Kazakhstan, Nur-Sultan. Here you’ll find the main points of the speech by Ivan Timofeev, Programme Director of the Valdai Discussion Club, who participated in the fifth session of the forum, titled ...

16.05.2019

Envisioning Opportunities for U.S.-Russia Cooperation in and with Central Asia

The Working Group on the Future of U.S.-Russia Relations’ Report Central Asia stands out as a comparatively “nontoxic” region where there are limited, but not insignificant, opportunities for U.S.-Russia collaboration both bilaterally and within multilateral frameworks: in the space industry, civil security, job-creation mechanisms and rural human capital, and knowledge sharing for instance. Any proposal of U.S.-Russia cooperation in a concrete domain will have to be made in a tri- or-multipartite...

27.04.2019

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
 

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