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The Ukraine War in Asia

The Ukraine War in Asia

A panel discussion with Kerry Brown, Nikolay Kozhanov, Rahul Roy-Chaudhury and Charles J Sullivan
7 March 2022 14.00 GMT

Join us on 7 March when Kerry Brown, Nikolay Kozhanov, Rahul Roy-Chaudhury and Charles J Sullivan discuss the the impacts of the Ukraine war across Asia, the reactions of Asian countries to the crisis and what effects the conflict may have on their own policies.

The military character of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is evolving and so are the responses of countries around the world. But it is clear that, whatever the final outcome, this crisis has generated a decisive shift in the assumptions that Russia’s neighbours have made until now about its policies and willingness to use force on the basis of the most fabricated excuses.

The immediate arena for this crisis is Europe, but there is much for Asian countries to ponder about Russia, the implications of using force agains a population motivated to resist, and the willingness and capacity of democracies to support them in doing so.

Kerry Brown is Professor of Chinese Studies and Director of the Lau China Institute at King’s College, London. He is an Associate of the Asia Pacific Programme at Chatham House, London, an adjunct of the Australia New Zealand School of Government in Melbourne, and the co-editor of the Journal of Current Chinese Affairs, run from the German Institute for Global Affairs in Hamburg. From 2012 to 2015 he was Professor of Chinese Politics and Director of the China Studies Centre at the University of Sydney, Australia.

Nikolay Kozhanov is Research Associate Professor at the Gulf Studies Center, Qatar University. He is a consulting fellow for the Russia and Eurasia Programme at Chatham House, leading a project on Russian foreign policy in the Middle East. His research focuses on Gulf geopolitics, and Iran’s economy and international relations.

Rahul leads the Institute’s South Asia research programme. He researches and publishes on India’s neighbourhood foreign and security policies; Pakistan, Afghanistan and regional security; counter-extremism and terrorism; regional nuclear matters; and the Indian navy and the Indian Ocean. Rahul gives select policy-relevant talks and briefings, and organises several ‘track 1.5’ meetings. He is also author of Sea Power and Indian Security (Potomoc, 1995) andIndia’s Maritime Security (Institute for Defense Studies and Analysis, 2000).

Charles J. Sullivan is Assistant Professor of Political Science & International Relations at Nazarbayev University. He specializes in the former Soviet Union and Central Asia/Afghanistan including Central Asian security, state failure and state building, energy politics, insurgency and war, Russian politics and foreign affairs and US Central Asia policy.

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