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[WEBCAST] Sino-Russian Relations: A Threat for the West?

Alexander Gaubev on the Geopolitical Partnership Between Two Superpowers. He is a senior fellow and the chair of the Russia in the Asia-Pacific Program at the Carnegie Moscow Center - joining us for a discussion on Sino-Russian relations.

April 28, 2020 3:00am to 4:00am

China and Russia are two of the leading political powers on the globe, and their relations have an impact on the entire world. While the U.S., the third “superpower”, is in a trade war with one and facing election interference from the other, relations between China and Russia are becoming increasingly close: Their military partnership is in an upwards trend, and they share similar views on regaining “lost territories” such as Taiwan and Crimea. With the U.S. they even seem to have a common enemy. Nevertheless, they are in competition: the economy in China is growing much faster than in Russia.

How is Russia's relation with China evolving? Does the response to the Coronavirus influence the relationship? Are U.S. politics pushing Russia and China closer together? Will the two countries form a military alliance? Is the partnership between Russia and China a threat for Europe? Or did the cooperation between China and Russia reach its limits? 

Alexander Gaubev is a senior fellow and the chair of the Russia in the Asia-Pacific Program at the Carnegie Moscow Center. His research is focused on Russia’s policy toward East and Southeast Asia, political and ideological trends in China, and China’s relations with its neighbors—especially those in Central Asia. Prior to joining Carnegie, Gabuev was a member of the editorial board of Kommersant publishing house and served as deputy editor in chief of Kommersant-Vlast, one of Russia’s most influential newsweeklies. Gabuev started his career at Kommersant in 2007 working as a senior diplomatic reporter, as a member of then president Dmitry Medvedev’s press corps, and as deputy foreign editor for Kommersant. His reporting covered Russia’s relations with Asian powers and the connection between Russian business interests and foreign policy. Gabuev has previously worked as a nonresident visiting research fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) and taught courses on Chinese energy policy and political culture at Moscow State University. In April-June 2018, Gabuev was a visiting scholar at Fudan University (Shanghai, China), and was teaching courses on Sino-Russian relations. Gabuev is a Munich Young Leader of Munich International Security Conference and a member of Council on Foreign and Defense Policy (Russia).

This event will take place on April 28th at 12PM Zurich time and April 28th at 3AM Pacific Time