Silk Road Economic Belt and China’s Growing Influence in Central Asia: A View From the ground

Presented by Mr Raffaello Pantucci
Director, International Security Studies Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies (RUSI)

China’s growing influence in Central Asia is one of the most under observed but consequential shifts in contemporary geopolitics. A region that was a Russian sphere of influence is increasingly turning towards Beijing. But what are the reasons for this shift and how is it expressing itself on the ground. Drawing on wide ranging travel across the region, Raffaello Pantucci will seek to cast a light on how China is slowly displacing Russia and the west as the major actor in the heart of Eurasia.

23 September 2015

Where: The Royal Astronomical Society, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1

Commences at 1.15pm

A Sandwich lunch with wine and/or soft drinks is available from 12.30pm but must be booked in advance by the previous day. £10 with wine or £7 with soft drink.

Tickets: Members and their guests only. Free

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