Sanctions have not prevented Russia from being Ukraine's top trading partner. Why?
Note: This article was originally published in 112 Ukraine. ERIA was mentioned.
Effective power must generate meanings and be able to play for long. For example, the Japanese, having created the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) in 2007, which over the past 10 years has actively generated ideas for future integration with Asian countries and clearly modeled the economic consequences for each participating country upon signing the agreement. And only after that, the country of the Rising Sun joined the recent RCEP agreement (Asia-Pacific trade cooperation, which united 15 countries, including China, Japan, South Korea, Australia).
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