Conference. U.S.-Russia-China: The Strategic Triangle and Its Impact on the International Order

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 to Wednesday, January 24, 2018

The Harriman Institute held a two-day conference bringing together young scholars from the Primakov National Research Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO) and several U.S. Ph.D. students. It was organized by the Harriman Institute's Program on U.S.-Russian Relations in partnership with the Primakov National Research Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO) of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

This event is supported by a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York. It is part of our Russian Studies & Policy event series.

January 23, Tuesday

10:00 am – Registration of participants, welcome coffee

10:30 am – 12:30 am Part 1 On the Top of the Crisis
10:30 am  Panel Discussion 1

Sergey Kislitsyn, Center for North American Studies, IMEMO

A New 'Axis of Evil'? Russia, China, North Korea and Iran in US Strategic Thinking.

Shant Fabricatorian, Department of Communications, Columbia University. Contemporary Representations of China and Russia in American Media: Pushing past stereotypes.

Anastasia Nevskaya, Center for European Studies, IMEMO

US sanctions on Russian energy sector: first results and side effects.

11:35 am – Panel Discussion 2

Kaspar Pucek, Department of History, Princeton University

The Political Challenges of Russian Economic Development in Light of the Western, Eastern Euro p ean ,  an d  Ea st  As ian  “Econo m i c  Mira cles ”

Sergei Rastoltsev, Center for International Security

Russia's Pivot to Asia and Crisis in Relations with the West: Quo Vadis?

  12:30 pm – Lunch

  1:30 pm – 4:00 pm Part II Room for Maneuver
  1:30 pm  Panel Discussion 1

  Alexandra Borisova, Center for North American Studies, IMEMO

  US, Chinese and Russian political leaders: psychological markers and opportunities for partnership.

  Hanzhang Liu, Department of Political Science, Columbia University

  Chinese Bilateral Relations with the U.S. and Russia and Their Media (Mis)Representation.

  2:15 pm – Panel Discussion 2

  Sergey Ignatev, Center for Asia Pacific Studies, IMEMO

  The security dimension of US-China relationships in the Indo-Pacific region.

  Justin Canfil, Department of Political Science, Columbia University

    UPDATED Respectful Rivalry: Comparative US Media Coverage of Soviet and Chinese Space Programs, 1957–2019∗

.  Natalie Shapiro, Center for International Security, IMEMO

  American Perspectives on Russia-China Security Relations.

  3:20 pm - Coffee break

  3:35 pm – Panel Discussion 3

  Jenna Russo, Department of Political Science, CUNY Graduate Center

  The Politics of R2P and Inaction in Syria: U.S., Russian, and Chinese Responses.

  Aleksey Davydov, Center for North American Studies, IMEMO

  U.S. vs. Afghan crisis: any room for cooperation with Russia and China?

  4:25 pm – Panel Discussion 4

  Harlan Chambers, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Columbia University

  "Forward, into the Fields!": Reimagining the Rural in 1950s China With the Lessons of Soviet Experience

  Ekaterina Lobastova, Center for North American Studies, IMEMO

  Various belts, various roads: Russia's, China's and US approach to shaping global trade.

  5:15pm – Conclusions

  6:00 pm – Dinner

January 24, Wednesday

  10:00 am – Welcome coffee

  10:20 am – 10:50 am Alexander Dynkin, IMEMO

  IMEMO Global Forecasting Experience.

  11:00 am – 12:30 pm Analyzing the Current Crisis in Russian-American Relations

  Alexander Cooley, Harriman Institute, Columbia University

  The Emerging Politics of “Russiagate’: Implications for US-Russia Relations and US Domestic Politics.

  Dmitry Suslov, Higher School of Economics

  US-Russia Relations: Systemic and Domestic Factors.

  Irina Semenenko, IMEMO

  National Identity and Identity Politics: The Russian Agenda.

  Vladimir Baranovsky, IMEMO

  The Russian Foreign Policy: In Face of the Global Challenges.

  12:30 pm – Lunch

  1:30 pm – 3:50 pm US-Russia-China: Searching for the Cooperation

  Sergey Lukonin, Center for Asia Pacific Studies, IMEMO

  Russia and China: the difficulties of the cooperation.

  Pavel Gudev, Department of International Politics, IMEMO

  On The Brink of the Conflict: China-US Antagonisms in the Freedom of Navigation


  Sergey Oznobishchev, Center for International Security, IMEMO

  The US-Russia-China Security Triangle: Arms Control Issues.

  Feodor Voytolovsky, IMEMO

  The US, China and Russia in the Emerging Asia-Pacific Security Architecture.

  Pavel Sharikov, Institute for USA and Canada Studies

  Russian and American Approaches to cybersecurity.

  Alexander Fedorovsky, Center for Asia Pacific Studies, IMEMO

  Korean Peninsula Conflict Resolution: Challenges and Possibilities.

  3:50 pm Coffee break

  4:10 pm – 6:30 pm Mapping the Future of the Strategic Triangle: Team Work.