Eurasia: Playing Field or Battle Field?

Defining an Effective German and European Approach on Connectivity Toward China and Russia

25/07/2019 | by Jacopo Maria Pepe

DGAPanalysis 4 (July 2019), 22 pp.

Category: Trade, European Union, Central Asia, Russia, Europe, China

Eurasia is emerging as a fluid continent where resurgent great power politics by Russia and China is marginalizing Europe and the Western liberal order. Moscow and Beijing are linking their Eurasian integration projects, the Belt and Roads Initiative (BRI) and the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU). To avoid marginalization, the EU and Germany should define an interest-driven, flexible and regionally diversified approach toward Moscow and Beijing, focusing on Greater Central Asia and Greater Eastern Europe.

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New built Kazakh industrial complex Khorgos on the border to China