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Another Look at the Prospects of a Eurasian Digital Platform (Yaroslav Lissovolik, Valdai Discussion Club)

In view of the idiosyncratic features of Eurasia with respect to the gravity of distance, a common Eurasian platform for digital economic agreements may allow the region to attenuate the effects of distance and severe economic fragmentation — most notably in the regulatory sphere — emanating from the sheer size of Eurasia and the multiplicity of regional integration arrangements. By consolidating regional, bilateral, as well as corporate alliances, a common Eurasian digital platform would allow its members to introduce greater consistency and compatibility into the existing set of digital economic agreements, thus providing the conditions for multilateralising existing digital arrangements and for creating new digital economic accords.

Another Look at the Prospects of a Eurasian Digital Platform — Valdai Club

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Eurasia

Greater Eurasia: 30 Years on (Rakhim Oshakbayev, Valdai Discussion Club)

It is an exciting moment now for the states that appeared after the collapse of the USSR. For Kazakhstan and for other countries of the post-Soviet region, the 30th anniversary of independence is a great holiday, and everyone approaches this date with their own unique historical baggage.

There is also something that unites us: all the countries of Central Asia have been strongly “renewed” demographically. We have raised our own post-independence “generations”, who do not share the Soviet experience that united us all. These are new people, and they will build political and economic relations between our states in the future.

Greater Eurasia: 30 Years on — Valdai Club