RUSSIA AIMS TO ACHIEVE GREATER EURASIA GOAL, WITH CHINA IN TOW
Prof. Sergey Karaganov is informally known in influential foreign policy circles as the “Russian Kissinger” and dean of the Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs at the National Research University Higher School of Economics. He’s also the honorary chairman of Russia’s Presidium of the Council on Foreign and Defense Policy. And he is also the foremost architect of Russia’s dream to cement a Greater Eurasia.
Writing for Asia Times on June 12, 2020, Pepe Escobar said Karaganov believes that “this is something that has been actively discussed in Brussels corridors for months now. Not exactly the agenda envisaged by the US Deep State – or the Trump administration, for that matter. The degree of exasperation with Team Trump’s antics is unprecedented.”
That’s where the concept of Greater Eurasia comes in, Escobar said, a multilateral, integrated partnership, officially supported by Beijing, based on an egalitarian system of economic, political and cultural links between diverse states, with China playing the role of primus inter pares. And that includes a “significative part of the Western extremity of the Eurasian continent, that is, Europe.”
Escobar said the Russian role, under this framework, will be to “balance the two possible hegemonic powers,” as a “guarantor of a new union of non-aligned nations.” That hints at a very interesting new configuration of the Non-Aligned Movement.