Lezing 'Eurasia: Is cooperation between the EU, China and Russia in Central Asia possible?'

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Studenten, Medewerkers, Alumni, Journalisten, Bedrijven
16-05-2019 van 12:00 tot 13:00
Het Pand, Onderbergen 1, 9000 Gent
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China Platform/Russia Platform
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The China Platform and the Russia Platform join forces and invite you to their "China-Russia Lecture Café". Lecture by Fabienne Bossuyt.

China Russia Lecture Café 2019Given the ongoing tensions between the EU and Russia, only few experts will give serious thought to the prospect of trilateral cooperation on connectivity between the EU, China and Russia in Central Asia. Nevertheless, as China further embarks on implementing its Belt and Road Initiative, and remains firmly set on pursuing the ambitious goal of connecting China overland with Europe, the EU and Russia – as indispensable stakeholders for any Eurasian land bridge to successfully materialize – have been developing policy responses to China’s initiative that reveal an unexpected willingness to cooperate. In scrutinizing the likelihood of cooperation on connectivity between the EU, China and Russia in Central Asia, this lecture identifies the common interests between the three sides, and highlights to what extent cooperation between them is possible in Central Asia. In doing so, the lecture points to the main opportunities while outlining the main bottlenecks, which mostly stem from these actors’ diverging beliefs and approaches to connectivity and development.


12h: Lecture and Q&A
13h: Sandwich Lunch

Registration is required.