The Russia Conference 2016: Russia's Turn to the East - Promises and pitfalls

Thu 10 Nov 2016
Time: 09:00 Location: Litteraturhuset Language: English Available seats: 58
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We invite you to a conference with discussions about the outlooks for Russias turn to the East.

In the wake of the Ukraine conflict, the eastern vector in Russian politics is becoming more and more significant. What consequences will this have for Russian domestic development and  international relations?

We invite you to a conference with discussions about the outlooks for Russias turn to the East.

This year's event is a capstone conference for the TIGER project («Trade Integration, Geopolitics and the Economy of Russia»), funded by NORRUSS programme of the Research Council f Norway, and for the project «Developments in the Russian Far East», funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The 2016 conference is also supported by the Korea Foundation through the project «Gateway or Garrisson? The Russian Far East and East Asian regional cooperation in changing geopolitical times».

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Programme 09 - 15:

09:00    Welcome address – Ulf Sverdrup, director of NUPI

09:10    Panel 1 The Russian perspective on the Far East and East Asia
Chair: Elana Wilson Rowe

Timofey Bordachev | Higher School of Economics, Russia
Anchoring Far East and Siberia to Global Economy: investment, transportation and cooperation
Natasha Kuhrt | King's College, UK
Russia's East Asia policy: rebalancing away from or towards China?
Pavel Baev | PRIO, Norway
Russia and the stepping up of military posturing in East Asia
Tamara Troyakova | Far Eastern University, Russia
The Russian Far East cooperation with China, Republic of Korea, and Japan: opportunities and challenges
Indra Øverland | NUPI, Norway
East-West index: assessing Russia's eastern pivot

Q&A

10:50     Coffee/tea

11:05     Panel 2 The international and regional politics of Russia’s turn to the East
Chair: Tom Røseth

Yang Cheng | East China Normal University, China
Russia's Eastward Pivot and Prospects for Sino-Russian Relations: The Chinese View
Kim Seok Hwan | Korea Institute of Eurasian Studies and Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Korea
Korea's Russian policy and Russia's Pivot to Asia
Sharyl Cross | St. Edwards University and Wilson Center, USA
China, Russia, and twenty first century global geopolitics
Marcin Kaczmarski | Institute of International Relations, University of Warsaw, Poland
The failed act of balancing: the implications of Russia's growing Sinocentrism for East Asian political order

Q&A

12:30     Lunch

13:00     Panel 3 Trade integration, geopolitics and the economy of Russia TBC
Chair:  Laura Solanko

David Tarr | Consultant and former lead economist of the World Bank, US
The Eurasian Economic Union: Can it succeed where its predecessor failed?
Arne Melchior | NUPI, Norway
Trade integration and the economic geography of Russia
Natalia Volchkova | CEFIR, Russia
Capital Structure and Exporting: Evidence from Import Tariff Changes
Roman Vakulchuk | NUPI, Norway
Import Substitution, Barriers to Trade and Path-Dependence in Russian Far East Fishing Industry

Q&A

End: 14:50