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Alexander Lomanov

Alexander Lomanov is Chief Researcher at the Institute of Far Eastern Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences; he holds a Doctorate in History.

  • 7 march 2018

    Xi Jinping: An Unconstrained President

    In March 2018, the National People’s Congress of China will vote for a number of amendments to the constitution, most importantly the proposal to drop the two-term limit on the presidency and vice-presidency.

  • 17 june 2016

    Supply-Side Reform, Chinese Style

    The proclaimed supply-side structural reform is not a carbon copy of Reagan’s policy. Rather, it is the continuation of the search for the Chinese way of development and efforts to adapt foreign teachings to Chinese conditions.

  • 16 november 2008

    Multipolar Hegemony

    If the hypothetical Sino-American alliance expands beyond the economic framework and takes on a political dimension, this may motivate Europe to expand the geopolitical base by forging a union with Russia.

  • 15 june 2008

    Transition Without a Destination

    Russia and China have vehemently rejected the model of external “management by objectives.” They have been quite successful in effectuating a “transition without a destination” or, in other words, a type of transformation that does not envision a merger with already existing organizations on terms set forth by the latter.

  • 24 march 2003

    The Red Book of Change

    At the beginning of the 21st century, the ‘Celestial Empire’ entered a period of unprecedented prosperity and unshakeable stability. A statement to this effect was made at the 16th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party, which was held in the autumn of 2002. This document has had a great impact on life in China. However, in the near future China is likely to face some serious challenges, and the outcomes of these are presently difficult to predict.

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No Need to Wait for an Attack, the Threat of War Is in the Air

“Russia and China need to think about creating a joint strategy to strengthen peace. There is no need to wait for someone’s attack – the threat of war in the air,” Valdai Club expert Sergei Karaganov, who takes part in the Russian-Chinese conference in Shanghai.

Editor's column

Back to Balance. New Weapons As Effective Deterrence

Many bad things have been said about nuclear weapons in the decades since they first came into existence. Indeed, in the middle of the 20th century the human race developed a means of confrontation with the potential to destroy the entire world were it used on a large scale.


How to Survive in a Trench Warfare

The next six-year cycle of Russia’s foreign policy does not promise any easy victories. The previous six years could be likened to a breakneck cavalry charge against a complacent enemy.

Armenia: Why Has Vladimir Putin Not Intervened So Far and Will He?

The resignation of Armenia’s Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan after more than a week of mass protests in Russia’s backyard begs the question: Why has Moscow not intervened so far?

Russia and China: The Challenges of Excellent Relations

The Russian-Chinese relations can be called excellent. However, this is what makes one think very seriously about the future of these relations. It is the main problem of any success: having achieved something, one always has to stop and think what to do next.

A Pyrrhic Victory: the History of the Sanctions War Against Iran

The history of sanctions against Iran deserves close analysis in light of the growing sanctions pressure on Russia. Although Iran and Russia are different countries facing different sanctions paradigms, Iran’s experience is meaningful if only because both countries have to contend with US sanction law.

De-dollarization in the EAEU Member States: Key Trends and Prospects

The emerging trend towards de-dollarization in the EAEU can make domestic monetary policy more efficient as well as facilitate economic integration in the Eurasian space.