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China’s Rise in Eurasia

September 12, 2019 • 1:15 – 4:45 pm EDT
China’s rise in the Indo-Pacific is discussed often but what about its growing influence in Eurasia? What political and economic roles does China play in the region and what are the implications? Please join CSIS and George Washington University’s Program on New Approaches to Research and Security in Eurasia (PONARS Eurasia) for a two panel event focused on China’s expanding role in Eurasia.


1:15 pm   Opening Remarks
Jeffrey Mankoff
, Senior Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Program, CSIS

1:30-3:00 pm   Seminar One: The China Factor in Eurasia
Jeffrey Mankoff, Senior Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Program, CSIS

Hilary AppelClaremont McKenna College
“Are Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin Partners? Interpreting The Russia-China Rapprochement”
Elizabeth WishnickMontclair State University
“Putin and Xi: Ice Cream Buddies and Tandem Strongmen”
Stephen KaplanGeorge Washington University
“Chinese and Russian Creditors in Venezuela: Oil Collapse and Political Survival”

Jonathan Hillman, Senior Fellow, Simon Chair in Political Economy, and Director, Reconnecting Asia Project, CSIS
Coffee Break   3:00-3:15 pm
3:15 to 4:45 pm   Seminar Two: China’s Growing Role in Central Asia and the South Caucasus
Henry Hale, George Washington University

Eric McGlincheyGeorge Mason University
“Questioning Sinophobia in Central Asia”
Sebastien PeyrouseGeorge Washington University 
“On the Road to Failure? The Challenges of China’s Soft Power Policy in Central Asia (And Beyond)”
Anar ValiyevADA University, Baku
“Azerbaijan Through The Prism of OBOR: Chinese Interests in the Region”

Mariya Omelicheva, Professor of National Security Strategy, National Defense University

This event was made possible through general support to CSIS.

Jeffrey Mankoff
Senior Associate (Non-Resident), Europe, Russia, and Eurasia Program

Jonathan E. Hillman