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Gaye Christoffersen

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    Co-Editor, Putin’s “Turn to the East” in the Xi Jinping Era

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    Gaye Christoffersen has taught at Johns Hopkins University, SAIS, Nanjing Center (2012-2021), the Naval Postgraduate School, the University of Hawaii, and Eastern Mediterranean University. She was the first Fulbright Professor at Far Eastern Federal University (1992-93) and was also a Fulbright Professor at the Chinese Foreign Affairs University (1998-2000). In addition to editing Putin’s Turn to the East in the Xi Jinping Era, she is the editor of Russia in the Indo-Pacific: New Approaches to Russian Foreign Policy (2022), and has published 54 book chapters and articles on Sino-Russian relations, Chinese energy policy, Northeast Asian energy cooperation, and Chinese border relations.She is an editorial board member of the Chinese Journal of Slavic Studies and an editorial board member of Comparative Politics Russia, a journal of the Center of Comprehensive Chinese Studies and Regional Projects, Moscow State University of International Relations. Christoffersen lives in Southern California, and is currently working on a book on China’s border relations based on a course she taught at the Hopkins-Nanjing Center which sent students to China’s borders with the Russian Far East, North Korea, and Myanmar.