Russia's Turn to the East: Hopes and Realities
Stephen Fortescue, Associate Professor, School of Social Sciences and International Studies, The University of New South Wales
Nigel Gould-Davies, Lecturer in International Relations, Mahidol University; Associate Fellow, Asia Programme and Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House
Chair: Richard Connolly, Co-Director, CREES, University of Birmingham; Associate Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House
This event will focus on Russia's economic and other links with Asian countries most notably China. The panel will also analyze Moscow's efforts to develop the Russian Far East and the extent to which this drive is aligned with its foreign policy. The speakers will offer brief introductory remarks, followed by an hour for questions and discussion.
The Chatham House Rule
To enable as open a debate as possible, this event will be held under the Chatham House Rule.