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EDB Integration Barometer — 2017

According to the report of a years-long research project “EDB Integration Barometer”, the Eurasian Economic Union continues to enjoy significant trust and support from between 50% and 83% of the population of its five member states, as well as Tajikistan (69%). At the same time, positive attitudes towards Eurasian integration have been declining gradually, both in the EAEU countries and beyond. Over the EAEU’s first years, from 2015 to 2017, the most significant decline in public support for membership...


Looking out Five Years: What Should Washington and Its European Allies Expect From Moscow?

..., and so on. The sanctions imposed by the West have demolished the One World concept that they bought into at the end of the Cold War. Thus, Russia has started paying more attention to regional and subregional compacts: the BRICS group, the SCO, the EEU the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), and others. Of the remaining global councils, the UN Security Council and the G20 are still considered useful. However, whether Russia’s foreign policy will achieve its objectives at whatever level ...


2016 – A Victory of Conservative Realism

... on the rise, and an agreement has been reached to build a gas pipeline to that country. Finally, work has been stepped up to launch direct railway service to Iran towards India and the Persian Gulf region via Azerbaijan. The Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) Commission and Beijing are discussing concrete ways to integrate the Silk Road project with the EEU and create a non-preferential free trade area between the Eurasian Economic Union and China. A similar agreement has been signed with Vietnam. Almost ...


RIAC and PRC Embassy in Russia Officials Discuss Realities and Prospects for SREB and EEU Convergence

On October 20, 2016 the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) and the Chinese Embassy in the Russian Federation held a roundtable “Realities and Prospects for Convergence of SREB and EEU. Joint efforts to establish a Big Eurasian Partnership.” RIAC President Igor Ivanov, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of China to Russia Mr. Li Hui, and Director of the Integration Development Department of the Eurasian ...


In Reading Putin, Don’t Mistake Nostalgia for Ambition

... conflicts do not change a fundamental reality: Russia can be secure and prosperous only if it is surrounded by stable, vibrant and friendly neighbors. The most recent attempt to approach this daunting task is the concept of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU). Should the West be concerned about this undertaking? Is it a disguised attempt to resurrect the Soviet Union? Once again, my answer is “no.” In my view, EEU is either hopeless or harmless. It is hopeless if it remains a “holy alliance” ...


Why a Plan for Future Russia-EU Relations Is Necessary

... political goals. This, in turn, leads to misunderstanding of the goals for mutually beneficial cooperation. Experts in Russia have more than once suggested shifting the discussion to the level of cooperation between the EU and the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU). But this proposal requires further development. GRID 3 — Russia and Europe: Outlines of a New Normal The first step towards such collaboration could start with the beginning of official dialogue between the European Commission and the Eurasian ...


After Brexit: An Uncertain New Reality

The United Kingdom referendum on its membership in the European Union has given rise to countless expert opinions, assessments and publications, ranging from moderate to radical, from optimistic to extremely pessimistic predictions that the United Kingdom, the European Union and the entire world order will soon collapse. One thing that all commentators appear to agree on, however, is that the United Kingdom and the European Union have entered a phase of uncertainty, adding a number of new – and for...


Prospects for Russian-Chinese Cooperation in Central Asia

... the interests of the Central Asian states themselves. The Paper also discusses risks and security challenges which are on the rise in the region and may impede the implementation of economic development projects such as the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) and the Chinese Silk Road Economic Belt (SREB) initiative. The Working Paper covers the economic interests and presence of Russia and China in the region, and compares their resources for ensuring security. Special attention is paid to the possible ...


Vladimir Putin Meets with Serzh Sargsyan: Moscow Supports a Compromise

... does not look like the victory of one party and the crushing defeat of the other. There is much talk in Armenia now that Moscow will put pressure on Yerevan and that Armenia will be forced to make unfounded concessions so that Azerbaijan could join the EEU. The implication is that Moscow does not intend to force any country into the EEU and to turn it into a “Soviet pioneers” organization. If the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh is not settled, Azerbaijan will not be able to become a full-fledged ...


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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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