Russia's Role in Asian Energy Markets
European sanctions have accelerated Russia’s political and economic push into Asia. At the center of Russia’s turn to Asia is energy: Moscow sees new markets in Asia as an alternative to stagnant, politically risky Europe, while Asian investment is crucial for Russia’s ability to tap new source of oil and gas. Despite the signing of a $400 billion gas deal with China in May, Russia’s ability to make good on its Asian energy ambitions remains uncertain. What are the prospects for Russia’s energy industry in Asia? What impact will Russian energy have on regional economics and geopolitics? Is Russia’s eastward turn a threat to U.S. and European interests?
Please join us to discuss these questions and more with Edward Chow, Senior Fellow in the CSIS Energy Program; Shoichi Itoh, Institute for Energy Economics in Tokyo; and Andrew Kuchins, Director and Senior Fellow in the CSIS Russia and Eurasia Program.
Edward C. Chow
Senior Fellow, Energy and National Security Program, CSIS
Institute for Energy Economics, Tokyo, Japan
Andrew C. Kuchins
Director and Senior Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Program, CSIS
Deputy Director and Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Program, CSIS