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The Eurasian Economic Union: Putin’s Geopolitical Project

The Eurasian Economic Union: Putin’s Geopolitical Project

The Eurasian Economic Union: Putin’s Geopolitical Project is the sixth of a series of reports in the Foreign Policy Research Institute’s Russia Political Economy Project. To learn more about this initiative, click here. To download the report, click here.

Executive Summary

The Eurasian Economic Union has styled itself as a desired and dynamic partner operating in the international arena in pursuit of its member states’ common economic objectives. It has signed several international agreements and boasts a long list of countries interested in establishing trade relations. A closer inspection of the bloc’s external relations, however, reveals that they predominantly serve Russia’s strategic interests. Based on the bloc’s current record, its external deals are unlikely to either engender a significant boost in trade or further functional connectivity outside of Russia’s political motivations.

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