"Asia and Africa today"
- is a scientificl monthly journal (in Russian)
of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Included in Russian Science Citation Index on
WoS platform, and EBSCO Publishing.
ISSN 0321-5075
Published since July 1957.

TOP PROBLEM                                    

THE SREB PROJECT AND RUSSIAN-CHINESE DIALOGUE

DOI: 10.31857/S032150750004064-2

Elena I. SAFRONOVA, PhD (Economics), Leading Research Fellow, Institute of Far Eastern Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

   In recent years the expert community often reiterates the idea that Russian-Chinese relations can be characterized as “hot at the top” (at the level of top leaders’ contacts) and “cold at the bottom” (at the level of society and the socio-economic life). It seems that this statement also holds true for the realities of the Silk Road Economic Belt (SREB) project.

   The initial, basic challenge for Russian-Chinese relations in the light of the SREB is that the objective rivalry between Russia and China is growing in Central Asia. And now not only the PRC, but also Kazakhstan is turning into a competitor of the RF in the Central Asian economic field. This fact leads to the disorientation of conjugation processes and indirectly, but tangibly affects the climate of Russian-Chinese relations.

   Owing to the SREB, the Central Asian countries are being co-opted as implementers of Chinese political, economic, infrastructure and energy initiatives, and through this Russia’s weight as a multi-profile partner of Central Asian states is objectively reducing. Essentially, the SREB becomes a catalyst of the reorientation towards China of traditional RF counterparts. Under these circumstances, it is very important for Russia to activate the EAEU project as a mechanism for protecting the RF’s interests at the Central Asian economic “platform”.

INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION DANS LA M ONDIALISATION : TENDANCES, CONTRADICTIONS ET MODELES THEORIQUES.IN GLOBALIZATION: MODELS AND THEORETICAL CONTRADICTIONS

DOI: 10.31857/S032150750004072-1

FONGANG K. Joaddan P. (Камерун), Post-graduate student (Theory and History of International Relation), Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

   Un peu plus de 5 millions à caractère permanent ont été enregistrées dans les pays de l'OCDE en 2007, selon les dernières estimations. Just over 5 million migrants were permanently registered in the OECD countries in 2017, according to the latest estimates. Pour la première fois depuis 2011, ces entrées sont en baisse (environ -5% par rapport à 2016). For the first time since 2011, these inflows are down (around 5% compared to 2016).