The EU, Russia and the Caucasus: Timofei Bordachev
In 2007 a group of Russian analysts produced the publication "The World Around Russia: 2017. An Outlook for the Midterm Future". The group included Sergey Karaganov, Timofei Bordachev, Vagif Guseinov, Fyodor Lukyanov, Vadim Radayev and Igor Yurgens.
The 2017 report sets out to analyze Russia's position in world politics. It notes:
"For now, however, the external conditions in the military-political sphere can be described as relatively favourable for Russia. The probability of an attack against the Russian Federation by some large nation or coalition is low. Russia has no explicit enemies or potential aggressors in the world