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Reshaping Eurasia's Future: Russia, China, and the EU

Eurasian geopolitics are more fluid now than they have been for at least a decade. The looming U.S. withdrawal of combat troops from Afghanistan and Russia's uncertain capabilities in the region leave a vacuum for new extra-regional powers to fill.

Date & Time

Wednesday
Sep. 25, 2013
9:00am – 2:00pm ET

Location

6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
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Overview

Eurasian geopolitics are more fluid now than they have been for at least a decade.  The looming U.S. withdrawal of combat troops from Afghanistan and Russia's uncertain capabilities in the region leave a vacuum for new extra-regional powers to fill.  China has taken on a role as the most consequential economic actor in Eurasia. Will China’s growing influence spread into the political realm?  The European Union, and some of its key member states, has refocused on its eastern neighbors, as well as the countries east of the Caspian.  Will the EU present a more sustained Western engagement in Eurasia once the United States leaves?  

“Reshaping Eurasia’s Future” – a workshop co-organized by the Wilson Center's Global Europe Program, in partnership with the Kennan Institute and the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States – will feature two panels dedicated to the roles that Russia, China and the European Union play currently in Eurasia, as well as a keynote address delivered by Lynne Tracy, Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Central and South Asia.

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Global Europe Program

The Global Europe Program addresses vital issues affecting the European continent, U.S.-European relations, and Europe’s ties with the rest of the world. It does this through scholars-in-residence, seminars, policy study groups, media commentary, international conferences and publications. Activities cover a wide range of topics, from the role of NATO, the European Union and the OSCE to European energy security, trade disputes, challenges to democracy, and counter-terrorism. The program investigates European approaches to policy issues of importance to the United States, including globalization, digital transformation, climate, migration, global governance, and relations with Russia and Eurasia, China and the Indo-Pacific, the Middle East and Africa.  Read more

Kennan Institute

The Kennan Institute is the premier U.S. center for advanced research on Russia and Eurasia and the oldest and largest regional program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. The Kennan Institute is committed to improving American understanding of Russia, Ukraine, and the region through research and exchange.  Read more

Kissinger Institute on China and the United States

The mission of Kissinger Institute on China and the United States is to ensure that informed engagement remains the cornerstone of U.S.-China relations.  Read more

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