The article substantiates the necessity of long-term forecasting of Eurasian integration development to its highest level. The basic conceptual principles of transition from the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) to the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) with common currency based on the eurozone experience are formulated. The attention is focused on developing the theory of regional economic and monetary union as a modern alternative to the theory of optimal currency areas by R. Mundell. The article examines the stages of forming Eurasian Economic and Monetary Union with single regional currency in the context of the eurozone experience.
At last year’s meeting of the heads of states, relations between Russia and India were identified as relations of privileged strategic partnership partly because the two countries actively support the integration vector in co-operation of all the BRICS countries and EAEU. In contrast to the raw structure of the Russian exports to many other countries, Russian supplies to India are dominated by high-tech products, reaching up to a third of these supplies cost. Similar remains the share of these products in the import from India to Russia. This is an evidence of the due quality of our economic links. In addition, recently India is in vanguard of the wide use of different “flexible power” tools in modern Asia. The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of India to the Russian Federation Pundi Shrinivasan Raghavan in his interview with the head of the Center for Eurasian Cooperation and Development (CECD) Olga Biryukova specially for the “Economic Strategies” magazine told about peculiarities of public diplomacy in India and prospects of integration processes in Eurasia and the BRICS countries.
The paper dwells on the prospects of labor globalization with the help of online-controlled bots and networks structures. It specifies directions and amount of investments for technological and infrastructural renaissance of BRICS and EAEU countries in the XXI century. The article proposes issue and backing principles for a new international currency as an investment source of infrastructure renaissance. The above measures should be implemented as an integrated project.
The task of public diplomacy – to enlist the public – is becoming particularly significant today. Programs in the field of information, culture and education, used in states foreign policy and generally defined as the public diplomacy, are experiencing today a new stage of development and attention from governments, various non-government international actors and experts. Indonesia is the most populated Muslim country in the world and one of the fastest growing economies in Southeast Asia. However, it’s fair to note that major constraint in the development of Russian-Indonesian relations is still remaining a low level of information exchange on very extensive possibilities of unrealized cooperation potential in the field of trade, investment, tourism and other spheres of interaction between both countries business circles. Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia in the Russian Federation Mr. Djauhari Oratmangun in his interview with the head of the Center for Eurasian Cooperation and Development (CECD) Olga Biryukova specially for the “Economic Strategies” magazine told about the intricacies of Russian-Indonesian relations and the public diplomacy possibilities in this context.
The article deals with the problems and achievements of the integration process in the Commonwealth of Independent States, an important step of which is formation of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU). With regard to the theory of optimum currency areas (OCA), the authors have developed a complex approach to assessing the prospects of the Eurasian economic and monetary integration. Based on the analysis of optimality indicators they make a conclusion on inexpediency of hypothetical formation of monetary union within the EAEU at the present stage.
Nowadays, due to active changes in the international system, activity of new players involved in international politics, the need to use non-traditional mechanisms for the national interests protection, public diplomacy importance increases twice, and its concept has become an important element of different countries foreign policy. The Philippines are distinguished by rich and diverse natural resources, the country possesses highly skilled workforce, regional areas of growth are identified. Russia is interested in intensifying political dialogue with the Philippines, in deepening inter-parliamentary and intergovernmental relations, developing cooperation in economic, cultural, scientific, educational and other spheres, where it is still a lot to do. Moreover, ASEAN and EAEU have got a lot in common, there are prospects for further relations development both between these economic associations and between individual countries. For the time being mutual trade turnover of two countries does not correspond to the existing potential of economic relations between Russia and the Philippines. How to transform this potential into real projects? Would it be well in the era of global communications to contrast the policy of “soft power” with tough administrative methods? The Philippines Ambassador to the Russian Federation Carlos D. Sorreta in his interview with the head of the Center for Eurasian Cooperation and Development (CECD) Olga Biryukova specially for the “Economic Strategies” magazine told about the above aspects and a lot of other issues.