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Vladimir Milov
  • 17 november 2007

    Russia-EU Energy Dialog: Filling a Vacuum

    The approach toward the Energy Charter reflects the psychological imperative that exists for a large part of the Russian elite, which refuses to bear responsibility for the fulfillment of international rules that it did not establish. Both the Charter and a broad range of political and economic issues concerning Russia’s relations with the outside world are today viewed from the "we don’t want to be bound by any unnecessary obligations" position.

  • 13 october 2006

    Neo-Con Plans and the Sober Reality

    For Russian neo-cons, the idea of entering the energy markets of the largest Asian powers – China and India – is cast almost as an economic basis for a global geopolitical revolution. Russia will restructure its energy supply system away from Europe, leaving it with an acute energy shortage, while providing economic underpinnings to the BRIC as a global geopolitical alternative to the West.

  • 21 november 2005

    Global Energy Agenda

    Global energy security will top the agenda of the Group of Eight’s next summit, to be held in Russia’s St. Petersburg in 2006. If Russia considers itself a full-fledged member of the ‘elite club,’ it must approach this discussion from the perspective of objective interests of the international community, rather than try to use the favorable situation on the market in its own interests.

  • 10 august 2004

    The World After Oil

    There are no profound grounds for the statement that global oil prices will remain high for an indefinitely long time. Moreover, it looks like the days (or rather years) of oil as a leader among global energy sources are numbered.

  • 13 april 2004

    Business to Replace Geopolitical Ambitions

    Russia has a natural potential for fundamentally modifying its foreign trade structure since it is the only genuinely Eurasian nation. Russia’s geographic location as a transit nation is unique. But any speculation on Russia’s geopolitical intentions will harm its prospects for creating a Eurasian transit corridor.

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A new world order: A view from Russia

Since around 2017–2018, the world has been living through a period of progressive erosion, or collapse, of international orders inherited from the past. With the election of Donald Trump and the rapid increase of US containment of Russia and China—which is both a consequence of this gradual erosion and also represents deep internal and international contradictions—this process entered its apogee.

Editor's column

10 years of BRICS: What keeps 5 headstrong powers together in times of global disunion

For the past 10 years, BRICS has navigated dramatic turns in global politics and the economy to emerge as an association of countries that is likely to play a key role in a new world order.

Russia has 3 messages for Turkey over operation in Syria

Russia has its eye on long-term opportunities following Turkey's operation in northeast Syria.

The East’s Rise and the New Russian Foreign Policy

Russia is bracing to turn from its centuries-old foreign policy model (dating back to the Moscow Principality) to maintain direct control over its immediate periphery as a way to provide for its security. How new self-defense methods get integrated into the nation’s strategic culture can play a crucial role in the future.

Russian Interests in the Context of the Iranian-Saudi Crisis

Provocations benefit everyone. They allow strong states to express anger, reaffirm their supremacy, and to even use force but without resorting to war.

Developing the Far East and Chinese-Russian Relations: New Perceptions and New Practices

Developing the Russian Far East and Siberia has been an important step in state-building for Russia. Although there have been debates about appropriate ideas and policies in the strategy, developing the vast frontier region and promoting relations with Asian countries has set a steadfast direction of development for Russia. Chinese-Russian cooperation in the border region during the early stages of imperial Russia’s policies in the Far East holds enlightening significance for today’s bilateral cooperation.

Japan and the Development of the Russian Far East

The main objective for the Shinzo Abe administration’s active engagement in supporting the involvement of Japanese companies in the development of the Russian Far East is to create favourable environment for resolution of the territorial issue and conclusion of a peace treaty with Russia. Japan–Russia cooperation in the Russian Far East is part of Abe’s 8-point cooperation plan with Moscow.