Work programme

China, Russia & global

Does Vladimir Putin’s return to the Russian presidency make a deterioration of Russia’s relations with the West inevitable? Can the Russian economy diversify away from a dependency on natural resource exports? Will his third term as president lead to a deterioration in Russia’s relations with the West? When a new generation of leaders takes over China in the autumn of 2012, will it succeed in finding economic policies that both rebalance the economy and maintain strong economic growth? How will the EU’s relations with Russia and China develop?

Future publications:
* Waning of the Asian miracle – policy brief by George Magnus (Winter)
* China's role in Central Asia – policy brief by Raf Pantucci (Spring)