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The Paradoxes of Social and Economic Development in Central Asia

... migration outflow over the last 30 years, the population of the region has increased by 47 per cent or more than 23 million people. Considering the youthful population (the average age in Central Asia, as of 2015 , ranged from 22 in Tajikistan to 29 in Kazakhstan) and the large number of children in families (for example, in Tajikistan the average number of children per woman is 3.8 ), it is evident that the growth will continue, albeit at a slower pace. Unemployment continues to be an issue in all ...

31.01.2020

Prospects for the Fight against Extremism and Terrorism in the Central Asian Region

... in the form of underground groups that could become active at any time, joining forces with the radical Tajik opposition and Uyghur separatists. Cells of the Islamic State (ISIS) (a terrorist organisation banned in Russia) also operate in the region. Kazakhstan: Effective Peacekeeping Measures Alexander Yermakov: Challenges to Eurasian Security in the Coming Decade The main conduits of terrorist ideology in Kazakhstan are Islamist movements and organisations. In order to minimise their effect on ...

30.01.2020

Free Trade Zones with the EAEU

... cent to 1 per cent. In particular, import duties on agricultural goods will have been reduced from 16 per cent to 0.2 per cent, and duties for industrial products will have dropped from 8.9 per cent to 0.1 per cent. Vietnam’s trade with Russia and Kazakhstan is developing with particularly intensity. According to WTO data, the share of Russian exports into Vietnam has been growing dynamically over the past three years: +19.9 per cent in 2016, +34.0 per cent in 2017 and +12.9 per cent in 2018. ...

31.10.2019

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
 

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    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
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    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
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    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
     24 (22%)
    U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China  
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