There is a need for new technological alliances because the global technological frame is changing
Globalism and everything global are raising more and more concerns because we are now reaping the fruits of globalism. By that I mean high diversification of our production and technological chains. We see that unfortunately when the general agreement is broken and rules of globalization are not followed, it bears significant risks to national sovereignty. At the same time, it is important to avoid the opposite extremity – full autonomy or regionalization under the principle of closed unions and alliances, as this scenario does not provide for long-term development. Regional alliance development becomes very important, but it should be based on inclusivity and openness for partnership — Alexey Gruzdev, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation.
Instead of talking about politics, we can address technological policies. After 24 February, we have witnessed radical changes in the list of partners we can work with, build a common technological space with, and develop high-tech cooperation with. On the other hand, it is part of this lengthy and strategic process of reformatting the global technological frame. What we see now is the creation of new technological spaces. We are entering a new technological cycle with brand-new technological alliances — Andrey Bezrukov, President, Technological Sovereignty Exports Association; Professor, Department of Applied International Analysis, MGIMO University.
The ties between India and Russia are the cornerstone of Indian foreign policy. Russia is our trusted friend. Russia has benefitted the development of the Indian economy and plays an important role in the development of defence technologies. Indian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has launched a new programme called ‘New Strategic Technologies’. This programme has a roadmap for the Indian businesses that develop technologies and support the country’s geopolitical goals. <…> Any technologies that help us get rid of any dependencies are welcome. Political sanctions have affected technologies, and western countries frequently ban using technologies in our country. Naturally, we need to come up with a meticulous strategy and see how we can work under sanctions. Yet, it opens great opportunities for Russian companies to cooperate with India, much like it is a chance for Indian companies to work with Russia — Skannd Tyagi, Founder, Chief Executive Officer, Starshot Ventures.
We are now facing the task set by Russian President Vladimir Putin – shaping the great Eurasian partnership. The concept under development provides for the digital dimension of the greater Eurasia. Not everything is easy about it. On the one hand, we need to develop the digital infrastructure of this space. On the other hand, we need to align the digital policy and standards in this space. Moreover, we believe that all these things need to be based on the Eurasian Economic Union that is on the rise but faces certain problems and obstacles. Yet they are growing pains. Our space has such strong players as China, India, and some countries of the South-East Asia. They can become our partners, while being our competition. In this sense, the great Eurasian partnership can help us resolve this dichotomy — Kirill Barsky, Acting Head of the Department of Diplomacy, Moscow State Institute of International Relations.