The Eurasian Economic Union came into force on 1 January 2015. It promises to replicate the security and prosperity of the European Union in the post-Soviet space, but what do its member states really think of it? Why did they join and what are their hopes and fears for the project? We asked four well-known political analysts from the four member states to tell us what they think.-
As Kyrgyzstan joins the EEU, not all in the country are optimistic.
For the first time in the history of Eurasia, several former members of the USSR are united not through conquest, but on the basis of pragmatic cooperation.
With the EEU presenting more obstacles than opportunities, Armenia’s best hope is a prudent exit strategy.
The EEU is President Nursultan Nazarbaev’s pet project, but membership carries risks for Kazakhstan.
Belarus's involvement in integration processes with Russia has one condition: that Russia pays. And the EEU is no exception.