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Nikolay Murashkin

Nikolay Murashkin

PhD Student, East Asian Studies


I have earned my undergraduate degree in International Relations (Hons) at the St. Petersburg State University, Russia. During my Master studies at Sciences Po Paris I have spent a year as exchange student at Waseda University Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies with a JASSO scholarship. Further to that, I have spent 6 months at Nissan Motor Co. as an intern within the Global Communications department.

Subject groups/Research projects

Japanese Studies:

Research Interests

Interests & Current Research

I am interested in contemporary Japanese foreign policy, its relations with the countries of Central Eurasia and post-Soviet countries, as well as in broader issues of Northeast Asian security, regionalism and economic cooperation. For my Ph.D. I am working on the analysis of the Japanese foreign policy-making toward Central Asia, also known as the "Silk Road Diplomacy", focusing on various facets of Japan's relations with Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan.