Propelled by the close personal relationship between Presidents Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin and their shared multi-polar worldview, China and Russia have deepened their strategic partnership through energy agreements, joint military exercises, development projects in Central Asia through the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).
YCW Shanghai welcomes Alexander Gabuev, Senior Fellow in the Asia-Pacific Program at the Carnegie-Moscow Center in Russia, and Research Fellow at Fudan University’s Center for Russia Studies, to speak on the Sino-Russia relationship. The talk will look at the bilateral relationship and the challenges that lie ahead in the context of an evolving geopolitical landscape, especially in East Asia, and a more assertive Chinese foreign policy. The talk will be followed by an audience Q&A and open networking over drinks.
Alexander Gabuev is a senior fellow and the chair of Russia in the Asia-Pacific Program at the Carnegie Moscow Center. His research is focused on Russia’s policy toward East and Southeast Asia, political and ideological trends in China, and China’s relations with its neighbors—especially those in Central Asia. He is also a senior fellow at Fudan University’s Center for Russia Studies in Shanghai. Prior to joining Carnegie, Gabuev was a member of the editorial board of Kommersant publishing house and served as deputy editor in chief of Kommersant-Vlast, one of Russia’s most influential newsweeklies. Gabuev started his career at Kommersant in 2007 working as a senior diplomatic reporter, as a member of then-president Dmitry Medvedev’s press corps, and as deputy foreign editor for Kommersant.
His reporting covered Russia’s relations with Asian powers and the connection between Russian business interests and foreign policy. Gabuev has previously worked as a nonresident visiting research fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) and taught courses on Chinese energy policy and political culture at Moscow State University. Gabuev is a Munich Young Leader of Munich International Security Conference and a member of Council on Foreign and Defense Policy (Russia).