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November 14, 2012

CFP Conference: Russia and China: the Architects of a New Global Order?

Deadline: February 1, 2013

Russia and China: the Architects of a New Global Order? Interests, Strategies, and Prospects for Conflict and Cooperation
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
KU Union, University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS

China’s military, economic, and political rise and Russia’s comeback in regional and global affairs have become, arguably, the most important geopolitical realignments of the last two decades. Many envision that the strategic orientation, opportunities for cooperation, and possible future tensions between Moscow and Beijing could shift the balance of power in international relations and global problem solving. The reasons for the growing importance of Russia and China in global politics are manifold: their size, their military and nuclear potential, their economies, and, most importantly, global ambitions. What is less obvious is how collaborative or competitive the Sino-Russian relations will be and what the implications are for global and regional security, multi-literalism, U.S. foreign policy interests, among many other factors.

The combined area and international studies centers at the University of Kansas (East Asian; Russian, East European, and Eurasian; Global and International Studies) together with the Foreign Military Studies Office at Ft. Leavenworth invite 200-word proposals for papers in Social Sciences and Humanities that address the dynamics of relations between Russia and China and their place in the emerging world order, especially following the 2008 financial crisis. We seek papers focusing on a specific world area, country or countries, and/or issue area where the Russian and Chinese interests complement each other or collide.

Possible topics might include but are not limited to:
- Russia and China in the UN
- Russia, China, and SCO
- Energy in Sino-Russian relations
- Arms sales in Sino-Russian relations
- Russia and China in the Middle East (Central Asia)
- The nature of the emerging multipolar order
- Cyber warfare in Russian and Chinese security
- Russia, China, and issues of migration

The goal of the conference is to describe, examine, and understand how the dynamics of Sino-Russian relations affect or are likely to affect geographical and issue-areas of international relations, and the shifts that have been happening or are likely to happen in global politics.

Please send your proposal by February 1, 2013 to: crees@ku.edu
Put in the subject header of your email: April 10 conference proposal

Posted by jychai at November 14, 2012 10:46 AM