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.
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.
Rensselaer W. Lee III
Christian F. Ostermann
Woodrow Wilson Center
Global Europe Program
The Global Europe Program addresses vital issues affecting the European continent, US-European relations, and Europe’s ties with the rest of the world. We investigate European approaches to critical global issues: digital transformation, climate, migration, global governance. We also examine Europe’s relations with Russia and Eurasia, China and the Indo-Pacific, the Middle East and Africa. Our program 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 Global Europe Program’s staff, scholars-in-residence, and Global Fellows participate in seminars, policy study groups, and international conferences to provide analytical recommendations to policy makers and the media. Read more
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, Central Asia, the Caucasus, and the surrounding region though research and exchange. Read more
Kissinger Institute on China and the United States
The Kissinger Institute works to ensure that China policy serves American long-term interests and is founded in understanding of historical and cultural factors in bilateral relations and in accurate assessment of the aspirations of China’s government and people. Read more
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