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Marcin Kaczmarski

George F. Kennan Fellow


June 1, 2018 — August 31, 2018

Professional affiliation

Senior Research Fellow, Finnish Institute of International Affairs

Wilson Center Projects

The New Silk Road and the Eurasian Union: Can Russia and China Square the Circle?

Full Biography

Marcin Kaczmarski is a Senior Research Fellow at the EU's Eastern Neighbourhood and Russia research programme, Finnish Institute of International Affairs. His research interests include Russia-China relations, Russia’s foreign policy, great-power regionalism, rising powers, peaceful change in international politics and the role of domestic politics in foreign policy. He was a visiting scholar at Aberystwyth University (UK), Chengchi University (Taiwan), Slavic-Eurasian Research Center (Japan) and Aleksanteri Institute (Finland). Before joining FIIA in January 2018, he combined his scholarly research at the University of Warsaw with policy analysis for the Warsaw-based think-tank, Centre for Eastern Studies (OSW), where he worked in the Russian Department (2006-2012) and headed the China-EU Programme (2014-2017). He blogs on current developments in Russia-China relations at

Major Publications

Russia-China Relations in the Post-Crisis International Order, London: Routledge (2015) Non-Western visions of regionalism: China’s New Silk Road and Russia’s Eurasian Union, International Affairs 93/6 (2017) Two ways of influence-building: the Eurasian Economic Union and the New Silk Road, Europe-Asia Studies, 69/7 (2017)