January 8, 2021, Tsaghkadzor, Yerevan School of Political Studies- Director of China-Eurasia Council for Political and Strategic Research, Dr. Mher Sahakyan introduced his research on Sino-Russian cooperation in Eurasia and its impact on world order, which was published recently at China and Eurasia: Rethinking Cooperation and Contradictions in the Era of Changing World Order book by Routledge.
He argued, that that if China and Russia combine their efforts and sources in Eurasia, they will have sufficient capabilities to compete with the United States in Eurasia. He analyzed how the joint decision taken by Russia and China to bridge the Eurasian Economic Union with the Belt and Road Initiative contributes to the creation of a new transport infrastructure in Eurasia, which will serve as a bulwark to strengthen and reinforce the Sino–Russian positions in Eurasia. Dr. Mher Sahakyan concluded, that because of the unbalanced US policy and simultaneous struggle against both Russia and China, these Eurasian non-western great powers have more reasons to unite their capabilities. As they do, they stand as a powerful tandem, which is already changing the balance of power in Eurasia in their favor.
The presentation was followed by a discussion on both the topic of research and the methods used by Dr. Sahakyan.
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