«Pandemic Diplomacy: China’s Role in Central Asia in the Era of Covid-19» –Miras Zhiyenbayev for the Oxus Society for Central Asian Affairs.
Miras Zhiyenbayev, CCEIS Fellow, wrote an article on aspects of Chinese pandemic diplomacy and competition between Russia and China for influence in Central Asia for the Oxus Society for Central Asian Affairs. Key ideas:
- The global pandemic has exacerbated the economic and political problems of the Central Asia states. The situation in Central Asia provides opportunities for both China and Russia to consolidate their influence over the foreign and domestic policies of Central Asian countries.
- The economic strength of China provides the opportunity for China to use investments of private Chinese firms to establish cooperation with Central Asian governments through international organizations such as the SCO.
- Another opportunity afforded to China is the shift towards internal aspects of the national security caused by the pandemic. Some Central Asian governments are interested in Chinese surveillance technologies. The CA countries will have to continue to buy from China, without the ability to control their own technologies and develop their own rules.
- While the prospects of the economic dependence of CA countries from China are becoming ever more real, the existing cultural tensions will be the source of social instability. Russia still exerts huge amount of “soft power”, which allows to Russian government to use media to denigrate China’s activities in the region.
China: Ensuring food security in the light of the pandemic – the first report in a new CCEIS analytical series
The CCEIS introduces the first report in a new analytical series on topical issues concerning China’s development – “China: Ensuring Food Security in the Light of the Pandemic”.
Head of the project is Vasily Kashin, Head of the CCEIS International Military-Political and Military-Economic Problems Sector.
Timofey Bordachev on the reasons for the restraint of Russia's policy in the CIS for the Valdai Discussion Club (10.11.2020)
Timofey Bordachev, the scientific director of CCEIS, published an article "Imperial Restraint of Russia" at the Valdai Discussion Club, in which he analyzes the necessary transformations of the Russian policy in the post-Soviet region.
Dmitry Suslov and Fyodor Lukyanov about Russia, the United States, and their perception of each other on the eve of the American presidential campaign for the journal "The National Interest" (3 October 2020)
The American journal "The National Interest" published an article by Dmitry Suslov "Why the 2020 Election Has Become a Geopolitical Russian Roulette", which contains the comments of the research professor Fyodor Lukyanov, as well as the deputy director of CCEIS, Dmitry Suslov.
Alexander Korolev on the prospects for the ASEAN development in the era of "the new bipolarity" for the Valdai Discussion Club (22.09.2020)
Alexander Korolev, Junior Research Fellow at CCEIS, published an article “Asia’s Mouse Deer Diplomacy: ASEAN in the New Bipolar Era” at the Valdai Discussion Club.
Anastasia Pyatachkova on the new trends in China’s sanctions policy for the Valdai International Discussion Club (18 August 2020)
The website of the Valdai International Discussion Club published an article by a junior researcher and deputy head of the Asia-Pacific sector of CCEIS Anastasia Pyatachkova. The article "Chinese sanctions: now officially?" analyzes important changes that have occurred in China’s sanctions policy during the last few months.
Professor Timofei Bordachev, academic supervisor at CCEIS, published an article “The East’s Rise and the New Russian Foreign Policy” on the website of the Valdai Discussion Club.
Dmitry Suslov, deputy Director of CCEIS, published the article "John Bolton’s Departure as a ‘Window of Opportunity’" on the website of the Valdai Discussion Club.