Vitaly Ermakov, the CCEIS expert, published the new study concerning Russian gas exports
- Russian gas output in 2021 has reached limits of near-term productive capacity responding to spikes in demand at home and abroad
- Russian gas exports increased robustly y-o-y, focusing mostly on Turkey and Germany
- This has proven to be insufficient to meet the rising call on Russian gas in Europe in Q3, which contributed to a price spike
- The configuration of Russian gas flows is changing, reflecting the shift in the geography of Russian gas supply
This year the CCEIS team has been replenished with three postdoctoral fellows, which will work in such areas as Eurasian studies and geoeconomics, the Arctic agenda of the Russian Federation in the context of the transformations of the international system, as well as the US-China Decoupling and its consequences for the world economy
Valdai Discussion Club published "The Iron Frame of Eurasia: Achievements, Problems and Prospects of Continental Connectivity" report, dedicated to the current situation and prospects for the development of logistics and trade ties located both within the Central Asian region and beyond.
The HSE University in collaboration with Harvard University and partner organizations has completed the first 2021/22 Boot Camp of the Arms Control Negotiation Academy (ACONA)
As a member of the Project Affiliates team Lev Sokolshchik (Research Fellow, Center for Comprehensive European and International Studies – CCEIS), took part in the work of the first ACONA Boot Camp, which had been held from 16 to 20 August 2021. During the camp, scientific discussions, lectures, reports, and workshops were held. The list of the participants included leading world experts in the fields of International Relations, Negotiations, Global and Regional security.
Vitaly Yermakov, CCEIS expert, took part in the discussion "Transition to Net-Zero focusing on IEA’s recent report Net Zero by 2050", where he presented a report on the topic " Energy transition and Russia's low-carbon adaptation strategy".
"Knowledge Brokers": What Eurasia Needs" - article by Miras Zhiyenbayev for "Russia in Global Affairs" (12.08.2021)
Miras Zhiyenbayev's article "Knowledge Brokers: What Eurasia Needs"is published in a new special issue of the "Russia in Global Affairs" journal. The issue is based on the results of the project "Management of International Crisis in Conditions of Global Uncertainty" of the Council on Foreign and Defense Policy together with the Higher School of Economics and the Center for Liberal Strategies (Bulgaria), with the support of the profile committees of the Russian State Duma and the Federation Council, as well as the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs with the use of the grant of the Russian President for civil society development, provided by the Presidential Grants Foundation.
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.