China & Russia Cooperation

Russia-China trade to reach record $100 billion by year-end as ties grow in all sectors – Putin Trade between Moscow and Beijing has grown 31 percent this year and is projected to reach the $100 billion target, said Russian President Vladimir Putin during a meeting with China's President Xi Jinping in Beijing. Energy is the … Continue reading China & Russia Cooperation

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Iran Signs Free Trade Agreement With Eurasian Economic Union in Move That is Healthy for Iran, Russia and Non-EAEU Member Pakistan

Written by Adam Garrie Iran has just signed an agreement to enter a three year provisional free trade agreement with the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU). According to EAEU official Tigran Sargsyan, “The temporary agreement stipulates an effective dispute settlement mechanism, including arbitration… It also creates a joint committee of high-ranking officials and establishes a business dialogue”. The … Continue reading Iran Signs Free Trade Agreement With Eurasian Economic Union in Move That is Healthy for Iran, Russia and Non-EAEU Member Pakistan

Russia positions itself to supply the world with organic food

Russia is poised to become the world’s largest supplier of organic foods, after taking a stand against genetically-engineered seeds last summer, saying that it has “chosen a different path.” The decision is based on healthy scepticism as Russia refuses to breeze over the fact that GMOs have not been proven safe for long-term consumption.(1) The … Continue reading Russia positions itself to supply the world with organic food

Caspian games: Central Asian ‘stans’ vie for connectivity market

'Pipelineistan' has a long history, but with its Belt and Road Initiative, China is set to be the top game-changer By Pepe Escobar Azerbaijan held a presidential election this month. Predictably, incumbent leader Ilham Aliyev won his fourth consecutive term with a Kim dynasty-esque 86% of the votes. International monitors for the Organization for Security … Continue reading Caspian games: Central Asian ‘stans’ vie for connectivity market

Iran joins Russia-led free-trade zone

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has approved a draft interim agreement establishing free-trade zone between the Russia-led Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) and Iran. The corresponding order was published on Tuesday on the website of the Russian government. The agreement provides for the formation of a free-trade zone for certain goods and is subject to ratification, … Continue reading Iran joins Russia-led free-trade zone