Leonid Gusev
Leonid Gusev
Senior Research Fellow of the Analytical Center of the Institute of International Studies of Moscow State Institute of International Relations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation; PhD in historical sciences; also speaks Swahili; interested in CIS and Central Asian issues
China’s Approaches to Central Asia States

China’s Approaches to Central Asia States

The article deals with China's interests in Central Asia states. It is said that Central Asia has traditionally (since the early 1990s) been interested in Beijing in terms of economic development and security of the neighboring Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. Also, China is interested in Central Asia as an additional source for the import of energy resources. For China, Central Asia has an important geopolitical significance as a transit route between mainland China, Europe and the Persian Gulf countries, an alternative to sea routes.  More

No. 7-8, Sep.-Dec. 2017 2017


The Astana Process - Problems and Prospects

The Astana Process - Problems and Prospects

In late 2016, the heads of Russia and Turkey proposed to hold talks in Astana. The President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, during the telephone talks with Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan supported this initiative and expressed readiness to provide a platform for such talks. More

No. 4, Mar.-Apr. 2017 2017


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OEconomica No. 1, 2016