Is the EEU Moscow’s ‘Trojan horse’ to usurp Western power?


Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks at the press conference after BRICS and SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Organisation) summits in Ufa, the capital of Bashkortostan republic, Russia, 10 July 2015. Ufa hosted the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa)and SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Organisation) summits from 08-10 July.

The EEU provides the perfect storm in which Russian ambition fuses with the desperation of pariah states.

It seems remarkable that a major regional economic association could blossom on Europe’s doorstep relatively unnoticed. Yet, that is exactly what has occurred with the ever-expanding Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), an alliance dominated by Russia with a supporting cast of immediate neighbours. While European attention has been fixed firmly on the uncertainty of a possible Greek default and its volatile impact on the European Union (EU), the EEU has been busy spreading its wings. And with it, unde...

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