VitalyYermakov participated in the panel Diplomatic Energy Club-Croatia / EU Online, moderated by ProfDaria Karasalihović Sedlar
Vitaly’s key points:
- The finalization of Nord Stream 2 construction, now imminent, marks the success of Russia's strategy of minimizing the risks of third country transit.
- This strategy stems from the fundamental changes in the geography of Russian gas supply and the new configuration of Russian pipelines that connect new productive capacity on Yamal with the target market of Germany with the shortest possible route through the northern regions of Russia and via Nord Streams.
- Conversely, the irreversible decline of gas production in Russia's legacy fields in Nadym-Pur-Taz and ageing pipeline infrastructure leading towards Ukraine create constraints on future transit flows through Ukraine.
- The characterization of Nord Stream 2 as a "redundant" pipeline fails to consider these important facts and leads to false expectations regarding the future role of Ukrainian transit.
A joint seminar organised by CCEIS and RAS Far East Institute named ‘Far East in the kaleidoscope of development projects of XX-XXI centuries’ took place on 25th May.The seminar was opened with an introductory word from Anastasia Likhacheva, NRU HSE CCEIS Director.Presentations were provided by researchers of the RAS Institute of History, Archaeology, and Ethnology of the Peoples of the Far-East.
HSE University in collaboration with Harvard University and other partner organizations have completed the Third Boot Camp of the Arms Control Negotiation Academy (ACONA) which took place from 17 to 21 May 2021.
At the XXII April International Conference, the report "Russia's Arctic Policy: International Aspects", made under the leadership of Sergey Karaganov, was presented. The report was co-authored by the CCEIS staff Anastasia Likhacheva, Vasily Kashin, Dmitry Suslov, Igor Makarov and Ilya Stepanov.
Scientific online seminar «Making sense of Turkey's humanitarian diplomacy in the context of emerging poly-centric world order»
On April 13, the Centre for Comprehensive European and International Studies, Higher School of Economics and the Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs held the scientific online seminar «Making sense of Turkey's humanitarian diplomacy in the context of emerging poly-centric world order».The keynote speaker was Tarik Oguzlu, a professor in the Department of Political Science and International Relations, Antalya Bilim University. The report focuses on features, tools and level of effectiveness of humanitarian diplomacy of Turkey. The professor also assessed the effectiveness of Turkey's humanitarian diplomacy, depicted its the key achievements and failures.
The HSE University and Harvard University with other partners started accepting applications in the Arms Control Negotiation Academy. The Academy will solicit applications from all over the world to select the top 16 applicants for the program. Applications are accepted until May 2.
Presentation of the monograph «Great Power Politics in the Fourth Industrial Revolution: The Geoeconomics of Technological Sovereignty» by Prof. Glenn Diesen
On March 16, 2021, an online presentation of the monograph "Great Power Politics in the Fourth Industrial Revolution: The Geoeconomics of Technological Sovereignty" was held. The author - Glenn Diesen, a Professor at the University of Southeastern Norway.
Two discussants participated in the online presentation: Vasily Kashin, CCEIS Deputy Director, and Maxim Suchkov, Director of the Center for Advanced American Studies, Institute of International Studies, MGIMO-University
Dmitry Suslov, Deputy Director of the CCEIS, about the US-Russia Relations for Observer Research Foundation (09.02.2021)
Dmitry Suslov shared his view on the current state of bilateral Russia-US relations in an interview for Observer Research Foundation.
Miras Zhiyenbayev and Julia Belous on Uzbekistan’s possible accession to the EAEU in “Russia in Global Affairs”
Miras Zhiyenbayev and Julia Belous, published an article “Gain not to lose: Uzbekistan on the threshold of the EAEU” in “Russia in Global Affairs”.
- Involvement of a new state into the integration processes can become an excuse for the EAEU’s slowdown, allow it to acquit the inability to build common markets with the accession of a new member-state, the subsequent periods of stagnation, or even rollback.
- Enlargement, following the European Union example, can contribute to the resolution of conceptual issues of further EAEU’s development.
- The involvement of a new participant means for the EAEU, on the one hand, the need for ultra-precise manual reconfiguration and possible revision of existing agreements due to the inclusion of a sizeable Eurasian economy. On the other hand, the Union recognizes the significance of the current reality and the impossibility of the final formation of single markets in such a limited time due to the need to adapt to reality with new project participants.
- Uzbekistan will solve a significant number of long-lasting internal development problems. The current EAEU members will gain no less significant benefits from Uzbekistan’s possible accession to the Union.
On January 23 Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs of the National Research University Higher School of Economics arranged Expert Panel on US-Russia Relations for the Stanford US-Russia Forum 2021 delegates. This Panel traditionally opens the series of SURF events in Moscow. This year the Panel was conducted online.
The speakers analyzed the current international context of the US-Russia relations, domestic trends in the US and their impact on the US policy towards Russia, prospects for the US foreign policy and US-Russia relations during the Biden Administration. After the discussion, which was moderated by Dmitry Suslov, the panelists answered the SURF delegates’ questions.