[Marxism] Israel cozies up with the Axis of Resistance

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Thu Apr 14 16:51:34 MDT 2016


COUNTERPUNCH JUNE 3, 2014
The Geopolitics of the Eurasian Economic Union
by ERIC DRAITSER

The deal signed last week by Russia, Belarus, and Kazakhstan to create a 
Eurasian Economic Union is yet another countermeasure against US and 
European attempts to isolate Russia. By moving towards closer economic 
cooperation, Russia hopes to build, piecemeal if necessary, a common 
Eurasian economic space that will ultimately rival the US and Europe in 
terms of economic influence.

However, the ultimate goal of this sort of cooperation goes far beyond 
just economic power. Rather, Russia is the key facilitator of a series 
of multilateral arrangements created in the last fifteen years that 
Putin (and much of the world) hopes will ultimately move the world 
towards a multipolar global order. While this is undoubtedly on the 
agenda for Russia and its ally Belarus, Kazakhstan is a complicated 
partner as it is deeply involved with the West in terms of business, 
investment, education, and a number of other critical areas.

http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/06/03/the-geopolitics-of-the-eurasian-economic-union/

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A new Israel-friendly economic union opens its doors

Upcoming high-level talks between Israel and Russia will provide an 
opportunity to move forward the idea of forging a partnership between 
Israel and the Eurasian Economic Union.

Against the background of a vivid ongoing political and security 
dialogue between Israel and Russia regarding dramatic transformations in 
the region and beyond, there is another important point on the bilateral 
agenda, which potentially opens new horizons for the two nations as they 
celebrate this year the 25th anniversary of the restoration of 
diplomatic ties.

The upcoming high-level talks between Israel and Russia will provide an 
opportunity to move forward, among other things, the idea of forging a 
partnership between Israel and the Eurasian Economic Union (the EAEU), a 
trade bloc that has been one of the major achievements of Russian 
diplomacy in recent years.

full: 
http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/A-new-Israel-friendly-economic-union-opens-its-doors-451175



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