On June 29, the Gorchakov Fund hosted an online lecture about alternative Eurasianism by Associate Professor at the Department of International Security of the Faculty of World Politics at Lomonosov Moscow State University, member of the Gorchakov Club Dr. Alexey Fenenko. "In the beginning of this century, the US actively takes the heritage of the British Empire and rebuilds it. The Americans define themselves as an Eurasian superpower in the edited National Security Strategy 2020, and Eurasia is identified as a priority region in the 21 century. This it what the US diplomacy was trying to achieve in the beginning of the century – take the British heritage in Eurasia under control", said the expert.
The idea of Eurasionism is not unique and there are examples of alternative Eurasian ideologies over the course of history, which have been developed by Great Britain, Germany and then the US. India, Pakistan and Afghanistan were three pillars of the British presence in Eurasia and served as an alliance that was called to contain Russian influence. The Americans made a huge stake on India in the early 21st century, and during that period of time active revival of the US-Indian partnership took place.
"Behind the idea of the four-party alliance (US, Japan, Australia and India) is creation of "anti-SCO" relying on India. It is the country, which blocks all anti-American areas of SCO activities. Through India the United States is getting access to SCO confidential documentation. Is it India that blocks major anti-American initiatives in BRICS and speaks against turning it into the anti-American alliance".The speaker also mentioned the place of Russia in the Eurasian integration:
A recording of the online lecture is available on the YouTube channel of the Gorchakov Fund.
"The Russia's movement into Eurasia has no alternatives: where else to go? The integration into Eurasia began through Russian-Chinese rapprochement in 1997. The concept of multipolar world is part of relations with China. We have a project of the world order, which is alternative to the one created by the US. Starting from that moment, even deeper breakup begins."