Russia expert, Marlene Laruelle, shares her thoughts on Russia’s leading role as an Arctic nation and how it might react to a China-US partnership in the region.

About the Guest
Marlene Laruelle is a Research Professor at the Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies at The George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs. She directs the Institute’s Central Asia Program. Her areas of expertise include political science, sociology, identity issues, migrations in Russia, the Arctic, and Central Asia. Her research focuses on political and social evolutions, identity issues, critical geopolitics, nationalism, citizenship and migration in Russia and Central Asia. She is author of the recently published book, “Russia's Arctic Strategies and the Future of the Far North.”