Select filters
19.12.2019
Did Emmanuel Macron Hand the Balkans to Russia?

Did Emmanuel Macron Hand the Balkans to Russia?

The concentration of pro-Russia gestures in the Western Balkans cement the impression that a major expansion of the Kremlin’s influence in the region is in the cards. But there’s another possible reading of the fallout from Macron’s high-handed behavior.
18.12.2019
Reinvigorating the Europe-Asia Partnership

Reinvigorating the Europe-Asia Partnership

At meetings like ASEM we create the environment and the conditions to enhance the connections we have between our societies and our citizens. This is the real goal of frameworks such as ASEM
18.12.2019
European Security Is Becoming Euro-Asian

European Security Is Becoming Euro-Asian

The world is probably entering a period of new bipolarity, in which the main players will be the United States and China. The situation will prompt various states to address the question of how they relate to the new central axis of global rivalry, this time between Washington and Beijing.
16.12.2019
Upcoming Elections Mean New Economic Policy in Russia

Upcoming Elections Mean New Economic Policy in Russia

The president’s withdrawal from economic issues leaves politicians of a certain type with room to maneuver. Their hope is to formulate a new economic path that they may even be allowed to put into practice. If they are lucky, and if Putin decides to vacate the Kremlin in 2024, they will be implementing this path from the office of the president.
13.12.2019
Moscow Protest Cases Show Public Opinion Can No Longer Be Ignored

Moscow Protest Cases Show Public Opinion Can No Longer Be Ignored

Something has obviously changed in the legal system, and that something is the logic of repression. Despite all the skepticism, it seems that public opinion does play a role in the degree of repression in each particular case.
12.12.2019
Why the Normandy Summit Was Not a Waste of Time

Why the Normandy Summit Was Not a Waste of Time

Solving humanitarian problems and stabilizing the area around the line of contact is the bare minimum outcome of talks on Ukraine that all sides consider necessary. At the same time, each side suspects that for its opponents, this minimum is also the maximum in terms of what is politically acceptable.
11.12.2019
Is the Kremlin Finally Ready to Play Hardball with Belarus?

Is the Kremlin Finally Ready to Play Hardball with Belarus?

Russia needs Belarus and Lukashenko to serve as an alluring example to other post-Soviet rulers of how beneficial integration with Russia can be. As long as Moscow has the ambition of preserving its influence over the post-Soviet states, any Russian leader will need Lukashenko as a showcase ally.
5.12.2019
Russia Taps Into Chinese Gas Market via Power of Siberia Pipeline

Russia Taps Into Chinese Gas Market via Power of Siberia Pipeline

The Power of Siberia pipeline is a long overdue step in the right direction in developing the strategic relationship with China in the gas sector. Yet plenty of questions remain about the implementation of future pipeline projects.
4.12.2019
What the New EU Leadership Should Do About Russia

What the New EU Leadership Should Do About Russia

Macron is right about the need to see relations with Russia in the context of a changing international system. At the same time, there must be a sober assessment of what is and is not possible between the EU and Russia.
2.12.2019
What the End of the INF Treaty Means for China

What the End of the INF Treaty Means for China

Beijing perceives the U.S. withdrawal from the INF and possible deployment of ground-based missiles to Asia as part of Washington’s broader campaign to contain China. Overall, China can be fairly confident regarding its chances in a potential missile race in Asia, thanks to several advantages.
29.11.2019
Whose Multilateralism? EU-Russia Relations in the Diminished World Order

Whose Multilateralism? EU-Russia Relations in the Diminished World Order

Multilateralism should not be conceived as necessarily cooperative: one set of multilateral institutions can be used to challenge another set.
27.11.2019
United Russia’s Rehabilitation Means a Tightening of the Screws

United Russia’s Rehabilitation Means a Tightening of the Screws

The ruling party will clearly retain its central place under any future scenario for the transition of power, and anyone who hurries to jump on the bandwagon today will likely come out on top.
22.11.2019
Life After the Coalition: What Now for Moldova?

Life After the Coalition: What Now for Moldova?

The pro-Russia Party of Socialists of the Republic of Moldova has managed to accumulate an impressive amount of institutional power. But this concentration of power brings not only advantages, but also greater vulnerabilities, especially when there are plenty of destabilizing factors at work, from uncertain gas supplies to mass voting by residents of the breakaway region Transnistria.
20.11.2019
Podcast: Five Years After Crimea, How Is Russian Trade Doing?

Podcast: Five Years After Crimea, How Is Russian Trade Doing?

This podcast focuses on Russian trade since 2014, when the country started to turn away from the West and increase its exposure to China. Podcast host Alex Gabuev is joined by Tatiana Flegontova and Janis Kluge.
14.11.2019
Investment in Russia Remains a Lottery, Despite Government Promises

Investment in Russia Remains a Lottery, Despite Government Promises

The Russian authorities’ attempts to improve conditions for entrepreneurs are not very predictable, and the new investment regime is constructed in such a way that state control over investment projects will grow, while most state support will go to state capitalists and companies close to them.
12.11.2019
Ukraine’s New Economic Policy Juggles Populism With Libertarianism

Ukraine’s New Economic Policy Juggles Populism With Libertarianism

Zelensky’s economic path has turned out to be as contradictory as his political path. Various promises ranging from libertarian reforms to classic social populism are hindering the implementation of any meaningful policy.
8.11.2019
Double Jeopardy: Why Moscow’s Demands Seem Unreasonable to Minsk

Double Jeopardy: Why Moscow’s Demands Seem Unreasonable to Minsk

Russia’s suggestion that Belarus resurrect a 1999 agreement to get compensation for Russia’s oil tax maneuver looks fairly cynical to Minsk. After all, by joining the EEU, in which single markets—including for energy commodities—are supposed to be created between 2018 and 2024, Belarus has already paid for all of its tariff preferences.
5.11.2019
Belt and Road and Beyond: China Makes Inroads Into South Caucasus

Belt and Road and Beyond: China Makes Inroads Into South Caucasus

At a time when demand for diversified foreign policy in the South Caucasus is clear, Beijing is building political frameworks that are attractive to countries in the region. In addition, China’s reluctance to get involved in the region’s internal problems makes it a convenient partner for everyone.
1.11.2019
Post-Putin Uncertainty Means a Jittery Russian Elite and Brittle Regime

Post-Putin Uncertainty Means a Jittery Russian Elite and Brittle Regime

Amid the uncertainty over what will happen when Putin steps down in 2024, everyone is striving to claim exclusive functions that could later be required by Putin during the implementation of his plan for the transition of power.
31.10.2019
No Sentiment, All Pragmatism as Russia Unveils New Approach to Africa

No Sentiment, All Pragmatism as Russia Unveils New Approach to Africa

The political framework for cooperation was agreed at the Russia-Africa summit, and with heads of state in attendance and a declaration signed, it was undoubtedly a success for Russia’s Foreign Ministry. As for an institutional economic framework for what is being billed as “Russia’s return to Africa,” it’s still early days.
Please note

You are leaving the Carnegie–Tsinghua Center for Global Policy's website and entering another Carnegie global site.

请注意...

你将离开清华—卡内基中心网站,进入卡内基其他全球中心的网站。