Сергей Караганов

Rossiiskaya Gazeta

Eastern Turn 2, or Siberian Russia

When in the late 2000s I and a group of my young colleagues started working on  a project of Russia’s turn to the East (the idea was also vigorously proposed at the same time by future Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and his team), it implied the need to develop and use the advantages of the whole of Siberia and the Urals―a single historical, economic, and human region. However, it worked out differently: Turn 1 towards Asia and its markets was administratively executed mainly through Pacific Siberia, with the Arctic added to it later.

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Russia Can Become a Guarantor of Peace and the Military-Political Core of the World Majority

Not so long ago, German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius said the European Union should be prepared for war by the end of the decade. Politicians in Berlin are talking about reintroducing mandatory military service and getting ready for confrontation with Moscow. Similar sentiments can be observed in Poland. But is it just because of the events in Ukraine? What is the reason for the dramatic increase in European conflict potential? Rossiyskaya Gazeta discusses it with international relations expert Sergei Karaganov, Honorary Chairman of the Presidium of the Council on Foreign and Defense Policy.

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Ukraine and Siberia

The year that has passed since the beginning of the special military operation in Ukraine, in fact of the hidden war, which the West has been waging covertly against Russia for about fifteen years and which Russia has simply brought into the open, needs assessment in terms of evaluating the results, reviewing the experience, and adjusting the objectives.

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A Chance Not To Be Missed

Over the last six months, most commentators have finally stopped saying that the relationship between Russia and the United States is “at its worst since the end of the Cold War” and begun recognizing the obvious: a new Cold War is unfolding.

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Turning to Green

A refusal to correct structural distortions in the Russian economy, including by developing green industries, may cause the country to fall far behind the main global economic trends for a long time in much the same way the Soviet Union fell behind in cybernetics in the 1970-1980s.

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Report “Russia’s Policy Towards World MajorityReport” was introduced on TASS News Agency press conference on December 27, 2023
S.Karaganov for “Going Underground” on RT
Sergey Karaganov joined the BBC HARDtalk on February 3rd