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RIC Trilateral Cooperation Needs Enhancement

Can Moscow make a meaningful contribution to an improvement in China-India relations? Obviously, the future of Eurasia largely depends on China and India. These two nations demonstrate remarkable resilience in their economic, technological, political, cultural and spiritual growth and maturation. Undoubtedly, their regional, continental and global roles will continue to evolve. Beijing-New Delhi relations have had, and will continue to have, a profound impact on the Eurasian and worldwide international...


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

... this general trend. And there is a clearly visible link to long-term economic interests here. In the midst of stiffening competition with the U.S. and growing global instability, Beijing has decided to act proactively in order to reduce risks to its economy and energy sector. The joint Arab-Israeli air defense and missile defense system being created by the United States on the basis of the Abraham Accords is designed to contain the Iranian threat. Thus, the U.S. project was based on a confrontational ...


Six Reasons for Vladimir Putin to Go to China

The trip is likely to be quite special and important In mid-May Russia’s President Vladimir Putin will fly to China on an official state visit. A sceptic would say that this visit is not really a big deal: the Russian leader and his Chinese counterpart, Chairman Xi Jinping had bilateral meetings at least forty times since 2013, when Xi was first elected as Chairman of PRC. The Russian President was in Beijing last time no longer ago than in October of 2023, when he participated to the high level...


China in the Mashriq: New Best Friend

... Notably, although Syria’s active inclusion into BRI should have a favorable impact on the country’s reconstruction, building the infrastructure necessary for the project requires subsequent maintenance, i.e. additional costs in the future. Syria’s economy is far from being stable, and whether Damascus can afford this is an open question. Lebanon: another point on the BRI map Ruslan Mamedov: Iraq in the World Dis(Order) Zhai Jun, the Chinese government’s special envoy on the Middle East, stated ...


Russia and North Korea: Current State and Prospects of Relations

On scenarios and conditions for the development of relations between Moscow and Pyongyang Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to North Korea, or the DPRK, which has been under discussion since January 2024, could not only be perceived as a reciprocal visit after the North Korean leader’s visit to the Russian Far East in the fall of 2023 but also as an extremely important step in bolstering relations between Moscow and Pyongyang. Vladimir Putin visited North Korea in 2020, and along with the...


Central Asia between Digital Silk Road and Digital Silk Way

... example, the e-gov system of Kazakhstan already provides more than 83% of public services and demonstrates the smallest digital gap compared to other Central Asian countries while Uzbekistan is indexed in first place in the development of the digital economy with a 2.8% share in the total GDP of the country. In the past decade, Central Asian governments adopted their national digitalization strategies and plans. The Concept of Digital Economy in Tajikistan approved in 2019 presents a plan in three ...


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...


RIAC Hosts Situation Analysis “Economic Potential of Russia-China Cooperation: Opportunities and Limitations”

... series of expert meetings aimed at elaborating Russia’s perspective on engagement with China. The speakers included Igor Ivanov, RIAC President; Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Academic Director; Leonid Grigoryev, Academic Supervisor at the School of World Economy, HSE University; Ivan Danilin, Head of the Science and Innovation Department at IMEMO RAS; Artem Pylin, Head of the Sector of Bilateral Ties between Russia and Neighboring States at RAS Institute of Economics; Vladimir Likhachev, Deputy Director ...


New Sanctions Against Russia: Taking a Swing at the Ruble

The latest wave of sanctions does not bring qualitative changes—their impact on the Russian economy and its relations with foreign partners is unlikely to be fundamental Amid the second anniversary of the start of the Special Military Operation (SVO) in Ukraine, a number of Western countries and associations launched a new set of sanctions ...


Proactive vs Reactive: Interim Results of the EAEU's Foreign Economic Policy

Working Paper No. 83 / 2024 Working Paper No. 83 / 2024 The following working paper presents the results of foreign economic activity of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) following its establishment. The author carefully analyzes free trade zone agreements (FTZs) as a key tool for developing the Union’s foreign economic relations. Additionally, the author assesses the effectiveness of existing EAEU FTZ agreements with third countries, as well as the outlook for new agreements. This research aims...


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