The Eurasian Economic Union: Putin's geopolitical project

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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.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherForeign Policy Research Institute
Number of pages30
Publication statusPublished - 15 Oct 2018


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