New publication: Vsevolod Samokhvalov and Teodor Kalpakchiev, « Spatial Geo-Economic Strategies of Russia and China in Conflict Zones: Ukraine and Myanmar Compared », CEFIR Working Paper, N° 5, March 2018, pp. 1-30.
Throughout 2014-2017, the dominance of the global West was challenged by a series of crises in the United States of America (US), Europe and their periphery. This trend has allowed two Eurasian powers – China and Russia to further claim regional leadership and to further deepen economic and security cooperation in their respective peripheries. In contrast with the evident global power projection of the US and the European Union’s (EU) soft power of attraction, Russia and China have preferred inconspicuous methods of assertion. This working paper will investigate critically the interaction between regional integration strategies undertaken by the Euro-Atlantic community, on the one hand, as well as the response of Russia and China, on the other hand. By comparing the examples of Ukraine and Myanmar, the paper will investigate the systemic permeation and regional-shaping projects financed by Russia and China in their respective peripheries.
This fifth issue of CEFIR Working Paper 2018 is available as an attachment.
Ce cinquième numéro de CEFIR Working Paper 2018 est disponible en pièce jointe.
About the authors
Vsevolod Samokhvalov is Marie-Curie Fellow and Lecturer at the University of Liege. Vsevolod gained his PhD in International Relations from the University of Cambridge. He published extensively on regional developments in the Russian-European neighbourhood and Central Asia. His most recent book is ‘Russian-European Relations in the Balkans and the Black Sea Region: Great Power Identity and the Idea of Europe’. https://myulg.academia.edu/VsevolodSamokhvalov
Teodor Kalpakchiev is a graduate of the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence for the Study of SEE at the Sofia University, the Willy Brandt School of Public Policy at the University of Erfurt and the College of Europe in Natolin. He has had exchanges at the University of Novosibirsk Russia and the University of Punjab, Pakistan and taught a semester in the MBA program of the European Education Centre Business School in Yangon, Myanmar. In April 2018 he begins his PhD in Governance Institutions for Sustainability at the Leuphana University of Lüneburg within the Horizon 2020 ITN Couple.