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On June 15, 2017, the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) held the next in the series of “city breakfasts” at the Fyodor Dostoyevsky Library.

The lecture was followed by a discussion, during which the participants had a chance to ask questions. The participants expressed their interest in a range of topics, including the stability of the One-China policy, the future of the Chinese development strategies, and the possibilities for a change in the US–Russia relations.

On June 15, 2017, the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) held the next in the series of “city breakfasts” at the Fyodor Dostoyevsky Library.

Alexander Gabuev, Director of the Russia in the Asian-Pacific Program at the Carnegie Moscow Center, and Igor Denisov, Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for International Studies at MGIMO University, gave a lecture titled “Russia, China and the US in the Asia-Pacific — is cooperation possible?” Having considered the economic and political importance of the Asia-Pacific, both experts focused on the current state of relations between Russia, China and the US, and offered ideas about future developments of international affairs in the Asia-Pacific.

Igor Denisov discussed the ways in which the Trump administration changes the relations between the three countries. He stressed the diplomatic importance of US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s state visit to China as a follow-up to US President Trump’s phone call to ROC President Tsai Ing-wen in maintaining American commitment to the One-China policy. He further emphasized the need for a greater cooperation between China and the US in dealing with North Korea.

Alexander Gabuev touched on the inward turn of Trump’s America and its relevance to the American treatment of the Asia-Pacific. He further outlined multiple discrepancies in the Russia–China economic relations, particularly stressing the asymmetries in foreign trade and investment.

The lecture was followed by a discussion, during which the participants had a chance to ask questions. The participants expressed their interest in a range of topics, including the stability of the One-China policy, the future of the Chinese development strategies, and the possibilities for a change in the US–Russia relations.

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