On January 23 Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs of the National Research University Higher School of Economics arranged Expert Panel on US-Russia Relations for the Stanford US-Russia Forum 2021 delegates. This Panel traditionally opens the series of SURF events in Moscow. This year the Panel was conducted online.
The speakers analyzed the current international context of the US-Russia relations, domestic trends in the US and their impact on the US policy towards Russia, prospects for the US foreign policy and US-Russia relations during the Biden Administration. After the discussion, which was moderated by Dmitry Suslov, the panelists answered the SURF delegates’ questions.
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.
The Centre for Comprehensive European and International Studies (CCEIS) at the Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow invites applications for postdoctoral positions to play a key role in the Centre’s research projects in the following academic fields:
• Great power relations, new instruments and formats of great power competition (formal and informal sanctions, trade wars), rising powers
• Research on Geo-economics
• International Political Economy and the impact of US-China decoupling
• Foreign Policy Analysis• Foreign policy strategies of small and middle powers vis-a-vis great powers
• Asian Studies
• Chinese studies
• Chinese sociology (internal processes in Chinese society, trends, and problems)
HSE University and Harvard University in cooperation with partners have completed preparation for the Second Boot Camp of The Arms Control Negotiation Academy
Lev Sokolshchik (PhD, Candidate of Science, a research fellow of the Centre of Comprehensive European and International Studies of HSE) as a member of the organizer team took part in the Working Group of the preparation the Second Camp of The Arms Control Negotiation Academy (ACONA). The general agenda of the camp is a multilateral strategic stability in the contemporary world. Preparation for the project (January 11–15, 2021) has been in process from October 2020 in the format of regular online meetings, during which the event program was prepared, the expert board was formed, and research projects' drafts of the Fellows were carried out.
An applied research project being carried out by the HSE Laboratory for Economics of Climate Change uses the example of the Chechen Republic and the mountainous areas of Krasnodar Krai to create a model of climate risk evaluation and management for Russian regions. Laboratory heads Igor Makarov and Ilya Stepanov talk about the threats presented by global climate change, about whether the pandemic will slow it down, and why a multifaceted approach is essential.
CCEIS fellows, together with Finnish experts, discussed the prospects for Russian-Finnish cooperation in the Arctic
On December 4, the HSE Centre for Comprehensive European and International Studies (CCEIS) hosted a closed round table on “Russian-Finnish cooperation in the Arctic”. Finnish researchers from the Arctic Centre of the University of Lapland, the University of Oulu and the University of Tampere were invited to participate in the online conference.
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.
Lev Sokolshchik (PhD, Candidate of Science, a research fellow of the Centre of Comprehensive European and International Studies of HSE) took part in an online discussion with NATO officials. Within the framework of the meeting, issues related to global and regional security, Russia–NATO relations, the strategic force balance in Europe, and the prospects for the NATO development as a military-political block were discussed.
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.