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China in the Gulf: Tried Its Best, You Know the Rest

... Especially when it comes to the UAE and Saudi Arabia. The leaders of these nations have to keep the U.S. reaction in mind every time they intend to develop joint projects with China, as was evident, for example, in the issue of the KSA’s accession to BRICS. As Chinese experts point out, countries in the region are increasingly being drawn into the global U.S.-China zero-sum game . As U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo recently put it , “when it comes to new technologies, you can’t be both ...


China in the Mashriq: New Best Friend

... Training Plan for Skill Transfer. China State Construction Group Corporation is involved in the construction of an international airport in Iraq’s fourth largest city, Nasiriyah. These and many other projects are part of the Belt & Road Initiative (BRI) with both nations involved therein. It is the geographical location in terms of further development of the BRI as well as Iraq’s energy resources that are of primary interest to China that keeps vigorously developing its ties with Iraq. This also ...


The Caucasus: Between East and West

On the intertwined interests of regional and external powers in South Caucasus Caucasus: turbulence in the shadow of Ukraine These days, the Caucasus has been pushed to the margins of the international agenda and the media narrative by developments in and around Ukraine. However, the importance of geopolitical transformations in this part of Eurasia should by no means be underestimated. Sergey Markedonov: Armenian-Azerbaijani Conflict: Last Chapter or More to Come? To begin with, it was here...


Connectivity Competition: The EU’s Global Gateway Initiative

RIAC Working Paper No.84 / 2023 RIAC Working Paper No.84 / 2023 As the world order is undergoing a major transformation, key players in the international arena are reconsidering their foreign policy tools. Connectivity emerges as a new instrument of geopolitical competition, creating not only networks of railroads, digital and energy infrastructure, but also lasting recipient dependencies of respective investments from donors. The following working paper is looking at the European Union as a connectivity...


RIAC and CITIC Group discuss interim results and prospects for the development of the One Belt, One Road Initiative

... of the CITIC Foundation for Reform and Development Studies, and Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Academic Director, delivered opening remarks. During the roundtable, leading Russian and Chinese experts discussed the development of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in the context of world order transformation and its role in modernizing global economy. The experts summarized the ten-year evolution of the initiative and compared the BRI with alternative projects of other actors. Special attention was paid to ...


Past the Point of No Return

... also the most dynamic and economically potent continent of our planet. The Belt and Road Forum, which attracted dozens of leaders from all the corners of our shared continent, was a perfect location to compare notes on the future destiny of Eurasia. BRI, SCO, ASEAN, RCEP, CPTPP, CSTO, EAEU, CICA and may other multilateral Eurasian projects can be looked at as sprouts of the new international system germinating through the debris of the old one. These sprouts have to be properly watered, fertilized,...


Ten Years of the Belt and Road Initiative: Preliminary Results

An important task for the future for Russia is to sync the EAEU and the BRI, developing a roadmap and pointing to projects that could demonstrate its concrete content In the 10 years since Chinese President Xi Jinping proposed the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21 st Century Maritime Silk Road in 2013, which are the two ...


The World May Become Interconnected

... we have in the world economy today. How does this approach differ from the Western approach to global development? Western countries also build infrastructure, a lot of different facilities in other countries. What is the main difference between the BRI and the standard Western approach? Well, as for the Western approach, one must look at it in two ways. One is historically; there have been times when Western industrialization was and has been quite effective, at least internally in terms of US commitment ...


Bengal Lights for the Belt and Road Initiative: Specifics of Bangladesh Policy

..., Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina visited Beijing and reiterated her intention to deepen the partnership in trade, investment, defense and infrastructure. As of 2022, more than 500 Chinese companies were active in Bangladesh building roads, bridges, tunnels, power plants, and modernizing seaports. As reported by Chinese Ambassador to Bangladesh Li Jiming, the amount of Chinese investment in the country’s economy in 2021 tripled as compared to 2020, reaching USD 1.26 billion. This became ...


China and Europe: What Was It? The Rise and Crumbling of the ‘16+1’ Format

... at the pan-European level. In 2015, the Medium-Term Agenda for Cooperation was adopted as a framework document for cooperation. Multilateral documents were supplemented by a system of bilateral Memorandums of Understanding on cooperation within the BRI. This well-structured dialogue, as well as the objective practical interest of the CEE countries in attracting the foreign investment, on which their economic growth historically depended, [ 1 ] primarily affected the infrastructure, transport and ...


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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  
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