The coronavirus pandemic, along with geopolitical trends, is consolidating ‘techno-economic’ blocs in Eurasia writes Emil Avdaliani
Sebastian Hoppe on why there remains much to be done to make the Russian Far East benefit from pivoting to Asia
Irina Busygina and Mikhail Filippov on the last attempt at pro-Russian integration in the post-Soviet space
Ruslan Moldovanov on the LDPR leader’s recent meeting with foreign nationalists in Moscow in the context of Russian cooperation with far-right politicians in Europe
Mikhail Nemtsev considers how the concept of the “Russian World” was transformed from the niche interest of a few intellectuals to the cornerstone of the Kremlin’s revanchist agenda
Four key scenarios for the further development of bilateral relations
A burgeoning military and political alignment between Russia and China has provoked alarmist headlines in various western media outlets. But the reality in China is that its foreign policy community has other concerns; its officials and experts are still unprepared and unwilling to cultivate a fully fledged alliance with Russia.
Belarus and Russia have held a string of recent high level bilateral talks. What have they achieved for relations between the two allies at a time of lingering apprehension?
For a long time, the political regimes of Russia and Kazakhstan were moving in one direction but, over time, the two countries began to display different trends.
The story of a Union State with an uncertain future
Relations between Russia and Belarus have been out of balance ever since the annexation of Crimea. Both are still close partners, but mutual suspicions are creeping into strategic decision making in both Moscow and Minsk
By approving of Ivan Ilyin’s philosophy, the Russian state is effectively sugar coating a holder of bitterly fascist views