THE EAEU IN A CHANGING GEOPOLITICAL CONTEXT: PRIORITIES FOR INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION

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The article focuses on the international activity of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) as an actor in the global economy with a full-fledged legal standing. It analyzes the current state of Eurasian integration within international cooperation and spotlights its correlations with intergovernmental organizations and integration associations. By means of examining the Eurasian Economic Commission’s (EEC’s) regulatory documents, the Main Directions of the EAEU International Activities for 2019 and the agenda of the Russian EAEU presidency in 2018, the author determines key conceptual approaches to evaluation and prognosis of the EAEU integration strategy. By applying comparative analysis, the author studies the experience of other integration associations relevant to the EAEU. The article determines the highestpotential models of EAEU international cooperation with due regard to the unstable global economic and geopolitical context. The author points out priority directions of the EAEU cooperation with an eye on strategic interests of the Russian Federation, differentiating them according to geographic areas of focus and taking into account the current state, risks and opportunities. The author concludes the article by giving recommendations on the implementation of the international agenda of the EAEU on a long-, midand short-term horizon. The author offers her ideas on further development of the EAEU international cooperation with a view to maximizing economic benefits for both Russia and the Union with future partnership in mind.


About the authors

Tatyana A Meshkova

National Research University - Higher School of Economics (HSE)

Author for correspondence.
Email: meshkova@hse.ru
20 Myasnitskaya str., 101000, Moscow, Russian Federation

PhD in Political Science, Deputy First Vice Rector, Director of the OECDHSE Partnership Centre, Associate Professor of School of World Economy, National Research University - Higher School of Economics

Vladimir S Izotov

National Research University - Higher School of Economics (HSE)

Email: vizotov@hse.ru
20 Myasnitskaya str., 101000, Moscow, Russian Federation

PhD in Political Science, Leading Expert of the OECD-HSE Partnership Centre Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge, National Research University - Higher School of Economics

Olga V Demidkina

National Research University - Higher School of Economics (HSE)

Email: odemidkina@hse.ru
20 Myasnitskaya str., 101000, Moscow, Russian Federation

Leading Expert of the OECD-HSE Partnership Centre Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge, National Research University - Higher School of Economics

Jurij C Kofner

National Research University - Higher School of Economics (HSE)

Email: ykofner@hse.ru
20 Myasnitskaya str., 101000, Moscow, Russian Federation

Analyst of the OECD-HSE Partnership Centre Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge, National Research University - Higher School of Economics

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