The Ukraine Crisis and Its Implications for Russia's Policy in Asia


Beyond the Headlines

Afternoon Presentation by Dmitri Trenin, Director, Carnegie Moscow Center

Tea/Coffee reception at 5:00 pm
Presentation at 5:30 pm
Close at 6:30 pm

The crisis over Ukraine has ended the 25-year-long period of prevailing cooperation between Russia and the United States. A new period of heightened competition, even confrontation, is upon us. This is a fundamental change in Russia's foreign policy. Faced with mounting pressure from the United States and its allies, Moscow needs to pay much more attention to relations with non-Western actors, beginning with Asia. How closer will Russia move to China as a result? What are the implications for Moscow's relations with Tokyo, Delhi, and Hanoi? Will Russia change its stance on non-proliferation, terrorism, or regional stability in various parts of Asia? When the dust finally settles in Ukraine, what will be the "new normal" for Russia's foreign policy?

Dmitri Trenin has been the first Russian Director of the Carnegie Moscow Center since 2008 and a Senior Associate of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Before joining Carnegie in 1994 he served in the Soviet and Russian army. Col (Ret) Trenin’s postings included Iraq, Germany, and Switzerland. For several years, he taught area studies at the Defense University in Moscow. Mr. Trenin was also the first non-NATO senior fellow at the NATO Defense College. The author of more than 15 books, Trenin is a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London, the Russian International Affairs Council, and the Russian International Studies Association. He received his PhD from the Institute of U.S. and Canadian Studies of the Soviet Academy of Sciences.

Co-presented with Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy

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Thu 12 Jun 2014
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
9 Justice Drive, Admiralty, Hong Kong
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