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Clashing Visions: Russian Foreign Policy in the Age of Xi and Trump

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

Clashing Visions: Russian Foreign Policy in the Age of Xi & Trump
St Antony’s College, University of Oxford
25-26 May 2017

Thursday May 25th
9:00 CONFERENCE REGISTRATION & COFFEE
9:30 OPENING REMARKS
9:40 KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Professor Richard Sakwa, University of Kent

10:30 CONTRASTING CONCEPTIONS OF THE INTERNATIONAL ORDER
Ian Bond, Centre for European Reform, “One lens or two: Do Russia and China see the world in the same way?”
Professor Rosemary Foot, University of Oxford, “Official Chinese Visions of Global Order: How “Alternative” Are They?”
Professor Neil MacFarlane, University of Oxford, “Russian Perspectives on International Order”
Chair: Professor Roy Allison, University of Oxford
11:30 COFFEE BREAK

12:00 A NEW STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP? SINO-RUSSIAN RELATIONS UNDER XI & PUTIN
Dr. James Henderson, Oxford Energy Institute, “Energy relations between Russia and China – it’s a buyer’s market”
Dr. Natasha Kuhrt, King’s College London, “China’s place in Russia’s Asian ‘pivot’”
Dr. David Lewis, University of Exeter, “Russia, China & ‘Greater Eurasia’”
Chair: Professor Rosemary Foot, University of Oxford
13:00 LUNCH BREAK

14:15 GEOPOLITICAL REALITIES IN CENTRAL ASIA
Professor Roy Allison, University of Oxford, “The Eurasian Economic Union & the Central Asian States: Geopolitical & Economic Interests”
Dr. Alisher Ilkhamov, SOAS, “The Eurasian Economic Union and the Central Asian States: Geopolitical and Economic Interests”
Dr. Anna Matveeva, King’s College London, “Russia and Central Asia: What is Really Changing?”
Chair: Professor Neil MacFarlane, University of Oxford
15:15 COFFEE BREAK

15:45 DOMESTIC DRIVERS OF FOREIGN POLICY
Professor Paul Chaisty, University of Oxford, “The International Dimension of Nationalism in Russian Public Opinion during the Putin Era”
Dr. Peter Duncan, UCL School of Slavonic & East European Studies, “Domestic Drivers of Russia’s Integrationist Policies in Post-Soviet Space”
Dr. Alexander Kupatadze, King’s College London, “Post-Soviet Eurasia: Variation in Political Corruption & Organised Crime”
Chair: Samuel Ramani, University of Oxford

16:45 THE FUTURE OF TRANSATLANTIC COOPERATION
Professor Christopher Davis, University of Oxford, “Russia’s Changing Economic and Military Relations with Europe and Asia: 2000-2020”
Dr. Sam Greene, King’s College London, “Russia and the West: Is Conflict Structural?”
Professor Richard Sakwa, University of Kent, “The New Atlanticism in the Light of the Trump Presidency”
Chair: Dr. Julie Newton, University of Oxford17:45 CONCLUDING REMARKS
18:00 RECEPTION IN HILDA BESSE

Friday May 26th
9:00 CONFERENCE REGISTRATION
9:30 OPENING REMARKS
9:40 KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Professor Alexander Lukin, Higher School of Economics

10:30 RUSSIA’S SHIFTING RELATIONS WITH ITS NEAR NEIGHBOURS
Joseph Heath, University of Oxford, “Minority Rights in Eastern Europe: How Slovakia’s Rusyns can help Ukraine with the E.U.”
Kacper Wancyzk, University of Oxford, “Russian-Belarusian economic relations after 2014”
Thomas Brewis, University of Oxford, “To Forge a Nation? Narratives Behind Russian Passportization in the Near Abroad”
Lisa Yasko, University of Oxford, “Combating Myths of Russian Propaganda in Ukraine”
Chair: Joe Barnes, University of Oxford
11:30 BREAK

11:45 THE DRIVERS OF RUSSIA’S POST-2008 MILITARY ADVENTURISM
Connor Taylor, University of Oxford, “Russia as a Great Power in the Middle East: How Status Concerns Drive Moscow’s Assertiveness in Syria and Yemen”
Joana Borges-Moron, University of Oxford, “Status and Russia’s Military Interventionism, a Comparison of Georgia and Ukraine”
Ivan Klyzcz Kentros, University of Glasgow, “Russia’s Normative Dependency and the War on Terror”
Chair: Samuel Ramani, University of Oxford
12:45 LUNCH BREAK

13:45 UNIVERSITY CONSORTIUM WEBINAR
Samuel Ramani, University of Oxford, “Russia’s Responses to Popular Revolutions in the Middle East”
Benjamin Rimland, University of Oxford, “The Northern Territories Dispute – Dimming Prospects for Swift Resolution”
Jack Stein, Columbia University, “Rivalry in the East: Chinese Influence on Russian Military Reform Since 2008”
Nicole Grajewski, University of Oxford, “Material & Perceptive Drivers of Russia’s Great Power Assertion in the Arctic”
Anatoly Mateiko, University of Oxford, “The English School Meets the Cognitive Revolution: A Theoretical Discussion of Russia’s Perception of Threats from State Actors (the case of NATO)”
15:00 BREAK

15:15 CLASHING ALLIANCE NETWORKS: THE SOUTH CAUCASUS & CENTRAL ASIA
Kaneshko Sangar, University College London, “From Normalization of Relations to the Integration of SREB and EEU”
Clemence Lize, London School of Economics, “China’s interest in the Central Asian Natural Gas Pipeline for its Energy Security and Diplomatic Strategy”
Mirbahram Azimbayli, University of Oxford, “Azerbaijan-Russia relations after 2008”
Boris Ajeganov, London School of Economics, “The European Union in the South Caucasus: What Russia Won’t, What China Can’t”
Chair: Nicole Grajewski, University of Oxford

16:30 RUSSIA IN A CHANGING WORLD ORDER
Mher Sahakyan, Nanjing University, “The Strategy of Russia’s Return to Global Big Policy”
Maksim Kulaev, University of Tartu, “Challenge to Stability Inside & Abroad: Internalization of the International Factors in the Russian Discourse”
Vasif Huseynov, University of Göttingen, “Russia’s Shrinking Sphere of Influence”
Chair: Kyle Walter, University of Oxford
17:30 CONCLUDING REMARKS

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