Russia's Changing View of World Order

Dec. 5, 2019, 5:00-6:30pm (registration required)
McGhee Library, Intercultural Center (ICC) - Room 301, 3700 O St. NW, Washington, DC

Join Georgetown University's Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies for a talk by Ivan Safranchuk, a senior research fellow at MGIMO University on Russia's changing views of the world order.

Russia is part of the BRICS, which is largely portrayed as an opponent of the liberal world order. The main issue being debated is whether the BRICS countries are moving away from the liberal world order, and if yes, then to what extent.

Safranchuk argues that the shift in Russia's strategic thinking was prompted by the global financial crisis of 2007-2009. Russia, along with other emerging and developing economies, was dramatically hit. The earlier goal to fit into globalization lost strategic relevance; instead, the government decided that priority should be given to exploiting regional drivers of economic growth, meaning further regional integration. Post-Soviet integration evolved into Eurasian integration, which was meant to create a strong regional center of development so that Russia could ensure its place as one of the stakeholders in the new world order.

Registration is required and can be found at this link.


Ivan Safranchuk, senior research fellow, MGIMO University