April 15, 2019

China’s Relations with Southern Europe Annoy Brussels

On March 21-26, 2019, President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping paid a state visit to Italy, France and Monaco (the latter being the first visit by a Chinese president to the principality). The focus of Xi Jinping’s visit was the Belt and Road initiative (BRI). In a […]
April 12, 2019

Chinese Overseas Military Bases: National Interests and Global Ambitions

Modern China is an already recognized emerging superpower, which ever-increasing global role is becoming more relevant on the international scene. Concept of Rejuvenation of Chinese nation announced by Chinese President Xi Jinping in 2013 implies the superiority of China in the economy, international politics, and military. Enhancing military, especially navy, […]
April 5, 2019

Shanghai Cooperation Organization: Risks of Expansion

Initially, since its inception, the path of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) was specific and not similar to any other multilateral political organization. This was the first-ever consolidation initiative by China, Russia, and the Central Asian states. The SCO emerged out of the Shanghai Five, created in 1996 with China, […]
April 4, 2019

Key Takeaways of Xi Jinping’s European Tour 2019

The first foreign overseas visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping in 2019 started with visiting Italy, Monaco, and France on March 21-26, 2019. During the tour, he visited five European cities, such as Rome, Palermo, Monaco, Nice and Paris, attended over 40 events and met with the leadership of those […]
March 29, 2019

Green Belt and Road: Aims, Problems and Prospects

Contemporary China is facing an environmental catastrophe after a period of dynamic growth in industrialization. In 2012, at the 18th Chinese Communist Party Congress, Chinese authorities recognized that during past thirty years the government worked in accordance with the “economic growth is preferable” principle and had failed to give due consideration […]
March 21, 2019

India-Pakistan Relations amid the Conflict in Kashmir

The air skirmishes in Kashmir, which occurred in mid-February and early March 2019 attracted global attention, as India and Pakistan faced the risk of the incident flaring up into a full-scale war. Even though it is early to speak about the implications of this conflict due to the end of […]
March 19, 2019

Far and Near South Caucasus: Present-Day Georgia-Armenia Relations

On March 13-14, 2019, President of Georgia Salome Zurabishvili made an official visit to Armenia [Sputnik-Georgia, 2019]. It should be noted after the change of the Georgian constitution the powers of the president were reduced, therefore, this visit had a symbolic character. For Armenia, the borders of which with Azerbaijan […]
March 18, 2019

Moldova after Parliamentary Election

On 24 February of 2019, parliamentary elections in the Republic of Moldova were held. The previous parliamentary elections in the Republic of Moldova took place on 30 November 2014. According to the Constitution of the Republic of Moldova, parliamentary elections must be held within three months before the expiration of […]
March 12, 2019

The Act of Free Will of a Free Man

Many experts believe that in the 21st century, the welfare state and the free market were unable to ensure efficiency and justice in the social sphere, both in relation to people with disabilities and those in need of social support. That is why in many countries of the world, the […]
February 26, 2019

Digital Agenda of the Eurasian Economic Union

The digitization of economy, or the fourth industrial revolution, has transformed all aspects of life by creating new opportunities that drive innovation and economic growth. According to the research done by Huawei, the world’s digital economy is worth $11.5 trillion, equivalent to 15.5% of the global GDP, which has almost […]