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On the Modern Cold War Strategy

On the Modern Cold War Strategy

The logic of the contemporary international conflict does indeed correlate to the logic of the Cold War. But what is going on today is not a spy thriller but a strategic confrontation in which Russia is trying to create a new system of the collective security working to its advantage. This system is to look more like the Viennese one than the Helsinki one.

A Fight for the Quality

A Fight for the Quality

The crisis is no longer a threat to Russia, so its neighbors should not count on this scenario. Instead, they must fight for a better quality of life in their own home. As the authors of the “Russia’s Stability Limits” report will have you believe, those who follow this strategy, eventually, are going to win.

Kashagan in Play!

Kashagan in Play!

This fall, Kashagan may update its obligations on the oil production drop due to the planned production increase at the Kashagan deposit. This announcement was made by Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Energy Kanat Bozumbayev. He chose to do so not at the OPEC meeting in Vienna but at home – on the Astana TV-channel.

Money is expected from China, but what does Beijing want?

Money is expected from China, but what does Beijing want?

A lot of hope was put into the recently held “One belt one road” summit with the participation from 28 presidents, but the results disappointed – no nitty-gritty details were put forward in the realization of the initiative put forward by the Chinese leader back in 2013. Andrey Grozin – head of the department of Central Asia and Kazakhstan of the Institute of CIS countries explained what was the reason for this forum and in which was it interesting for the countries of the region.