Russia’s Eurasia Moment: Politics, Economics, Business
Russia’s new policy toward the East turned five this year (Karaganov (ed.) 2014). Much has been achieved during this time, but much remains a work in progress and certain projects have not even taken off. It has proven very difficult to overcome the colossal inertia associated with the secondary nature of the Eastern focus of Russia’s foreign and foreign economic policy relative to other geographical areas. The purpose of this chapter is to discuss the main issues surrounding multilateral cooperation in Wider Eurasia, both politically and economically. The main argument is that current trends in this focal region support its further movement toward the establishment of a genuine international community with trust and character of the relationships between its members of better quality than those with the third countries.