Russia's Eastern Pivot? Perspectives from Northeast Asia

Feb. 27, 2018, 3:30-5:00pm
Suite 412, The Elliott School of International Affairs, 1957 E Street NW, Washington, D.C.

Join George Washington University's Elliott School for a discussion of Russia's attempted "pivot to Asia."

In 2014, amidst its conflict with the West over Ukraine, Russia proclaimed its "Eastern pivot." To compensate for the economic damage caused by deteriorated economic relations and "sanctions war" with the West, Russia sought to enhance its relations with a number of Asian partners, particularly China, Japan, and South Korea. What are the interim results of Russia's "Eastern pivot" four years later? What is the current agenda of Russia's relations with these three key actors in northeast Asia? These presentations will focus on the political and economic dimensions of Russia's relations with these states.


Akihiro Iwashita, Professor at the Slavic-Eurasian Research Center at Hokkaido University (Sapporo, Japan) and Professor at the Center for Asia-Pacific Future Studies at Kyushu University

Serghei Golunov, Professor in the Faculty of Law, Kyushu University

Edward Boyle, Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Law and Center for Asia-Pacific Future Studies, Kyushu University