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China has proposed a number of integration concepts that are compatible with the interests of Russia but contradict efforts by the United States to maintain a unipolar world order under its hegemony. The author’s aim is to assess the pluses and minuses of RF and PRC integration projects in Eurasia, identify the obstacles standing in the way of their execution, and find ways of eliminating existing problems.
The author analyzes the lobbyism of U.S. interests in China and the counterlobbyism of Chinese interests in the U.S. in its executive and legislative bodies. Special attention is paid to the reciprocal coordination of these interests and mechanisms with whose help the Chinese authorities are trying to influence the adoption of political decisions in the U.S. Congress and presidential administration. Concrete examples of the interaction between American and Chinese lobbyists are cited.
The article examines the prospects for creating an Asia-Pacific Free Trade Area (APFTA), a Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), and a Transpacific Partnership (TPP). Russia’s participation in negotiations to create a free trade zone and in integration projects in the Asia-Pacific Region is determined by its long-term geoeconomic and geopolitical interests. The latter may be considered the more relevant of the two. They are important not only for Russia’s participation in Asia-Pacific economic integration but for promoting Eurasian integration within the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU).
The authors discuss the major advantages of overland routes running across Russian territory and look at outside and domestic obstacles hindering integration of the Russian transportation network into the system of international transit corridors. They also consider the likely ways and options available for integrating the Russian Federation into the international transportation system and expanding its involvement in international freight traffic between the APR and European countries.
The author takes on China’s economic diplomacy, a key area of that country’s foreign policy in the 21st century that includes economic rewards and coercion.
THE IMPACT of the Ukrainian crisis on the structure of international relations as well as accelerated Russia’s turn toward Asia as one of its widely discussed consequences can be hardly overestimated. Reorientation, very much within the concept of the multipolar world, began long before the crisis…
THE FORMER SOVIET UNION (FSU) remains a zone fraught with conflicts on the political map of the world. Political instability and festering disputes, including territorial disputes and disputes between political elites, prevail in many countries of the region. The developments in Ukraine show the realness of bringing into play the military factor to achieve political […]
The author analyzes different eras of the partnership between Russia and the influential regional grouping of ASEAN over the last 20 years. ASEAN’s leading role in laying the foundations for peace and security in Southeast Asia and the Asia-Pacific Region as a whole is demonstrated, along with the strategic, political, and economic importance to Russia of strengthening partnership with this organization in all areas.
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