Les relations UE-Russie à l’heure du jeu à somme nulle
Though the EU and Russia perpetuate the appearance of cordial relations, neither is satisfied by the frameworks of their cooperation. In areas formerly controlled by the USSR, they have competing interests that threaten to crystallize into political and economic rival blocks. The EU and Russia will not get past this impasse unless they radically redefine the common goals of their cooperation, for the sake of the development of the continent.
This collective monograph presents an interdisciplinary analysis of modern processes in the space of the Greater Europe macroregion. The paper provides assessments and recommendations for identifying the most promising areas of cooperation for the countries of the Eurasian continent. The research focuses on the analysis of the current state of the region from the point of view of globalization trends and complex interaction of two integration associations: the EU and the EAEU. Analyzed the economic, institutional and political aspects of regional integration, as well as the development of the international security system. The scientific project was implemented on the initiative of the Councils of Young Scientists of the Institute of Economics of the Russian Academy of Sciences and IMEMO RAS.
Continuing the research of predecessors on the development and crises in Europe and the near abroad, this work is intended to present their own view of the future of the Greater Europe macro-region. The main question posed by the authors of the monograph is - in what conditions could the countries of Greater Europe develop most successfully? What areas of regional integration (or disintegration) should receive the most attention when choosing a long-term development strategy, primarily within the EU and the EAEU? In order to get closer to the answer to this difficult question, it is necessary to analyze the integration processes in the region, to identify the main challenges and points of bifurcation. The specificity of the task at hand presupposes a fundamental analysis of a significant number of phenomena of social life, which are difficult not only to generalize, but also to present in one book. The authors of the monograph focused on a number of fundamental and most pressing issues of integration, which first of all require assessment and reflection.
This article provides the thesis that at the present stage of the development of the world order, all the constituent elements of the post-bipolar European collective security system have undergone a serious test. This is largely due to the accumulation of a certain amount of "dysfunctions" and "damage" within the post-bipolar safety system itself.
Energy efficiency cooperation in the Baltic region
The Report looks at the future domestic foundations of Russian power and the future of Russian approaches towards the world around it. Thus the publication is divided into two parts: one dedicated to the domestic arena and focusing on the economic, military and political dimensions. The second part of the publication deals with future Russian approaches to and relations with the US, the Middle East, China, the post-Soviet space and the EU.
Starting from the late 2000s, the Post-Soviet states have faced the so-called integration dilemma. Seeking to deepen their trade relations and economic links with the regional centers of force – the European Union and Russia – they found themselves increasingly compelled to choose between two integration projects: either joining the EU As- sociation Agreement and Deep and Compre- hensive Free Trade Area or developing rela- tions with Russia and several other interested members of the CIS under the auspices of the Customs Union and Single Economic Space (Eurasian Economic Union since 2015). This paper purports to demonstrate that, although both tracks were declared to be economic by nature and were not publicly opposing each other, it was geopolitical reasoning that has dominated the deliberations of the five Eastern European members of the CIS in assessing and choosing between the two. The paper contrasts these countries’ political strategies and approaches to the integration dilemma and examines the internal and external factors behind these approaches. We explain why, despite the apparent similarity of the economies and interests of some of the states in question, their political strategies have diverged considerably under changing geopolitical circumstances. Finally, the paper evaluates the prospects of further engagement of Eastern European CIS countries in the integration projects.
This study is the part of monograph dealing with the social, ideological and economic changes that have occured in Russia in the so called "Putin era". EU-Russia relations have significant role in Russian foreign policy in this period. Russia is often portrayed as a partner fostering conflicts inside the block. This study offers new strategy. Russia should be interested in the unity of the EU and its greater cohesion. This new strategy reflects the economic pragmatism of Russian foreign policy and the needs of modernization.
The article deals with the processes of building the information society and security in the CIS in accordance with modern conditions. The main objective is to review existing mechanisms for the formation of a common information space in the Eurasian region, regarded as one of the essential aspects of international integration. The theoretical significance of the work is to determine the main controls of the regional information infrastructure, improved by the development of communication features in a rapid process.The practical component consists in determining the future policies of the region under consideration in building the information society. The study authors used historical-descriptive approach and factual analysis of events having to do with drawing the contours of today's global information society in the regional refraction.
The main result is the fact that the development of information and communication technologies, and network resources leads to increased threats of destabilization of the socio-political situation in view of the emergence of multiple centers that generate the ideological and psychological background. Keeping focused information policy can not be conceived without the collective participation of States in the first place, members of the group leaders of integration - Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan. Currently, only produced a comprehensive approach to security in the information field in the Eurasian region, but the events in the world, largely thanks to modern technology, make the search for an exit strategy with a much higher speed. The article contributes to the science of international relations, engaging in interdisciplinary thinking that is associated with a transition period in the development of society. A study of current conditions in their relation to the current socio-political patterns of the authors leads to conclusions about the need for cooperation with the network centers of power in the modern information environment, the formation of alternative models of networking, especially in innovation and scientific and technical areas of information policy, and expanding the integration of the field in this region on the information content.
This special publication for the 2012 New Delhi Summit is a collection of articles by government officials from BRICS countries, representatives of international organizations, businessmen and leading researchers.
The list of Russian contributors includes Sergei Lavrov, Foreign Minister of Russia, Maxim Medvedkov, Director of the Trade Negotiations Department of the Russian Ministry of Economic Development, Vladimir Dmitriev, Vnesheconombank Chairman, Alexander Bedritsky, advisor to the Russian President, VadimLukov, Ambassador-at-large of the Russian Foreign Affairs Ministry, and representatives of the academic community.
The publication also features articles by the President of Kazakhstan NursultanNazarbayev and internationally respected economist Jim O’Neil, who coined the term “BRIC”. In his article Jim O’Neil speculates about the future of the BRICS countries and the institution as a whole.
The publication addresses important issues of the global agenda, the priorities of BRICS and the Indian Presidency, the policies and competitive advantages of the participants, as well as BRICS institutionalization, enhancing efficiency and accountability of the forum.