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girl calligraphySino-Russian Relations, Routes and Regional Security

1:30pm - 2:45pm, Thursday, 28th February, 2013

Brown bag lunch session, bring your own refreshments
Room 7, Asian & Middle Eastern Studies (Sidgwick Site)

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Dr Keun-Wook PaikThe meeting will feature a presentation on gas cooperation between Russia and China and the wider regional and global implications by:

  • Dr Keun-Wook Paik
    Senior Research Fellow, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies
    Associate Fellow in the Energy, Environment and Resources research department, Chatham House.

The event will be chaired by:

  • Dr John Swenson-Wright
    Senior Lecturer in Modern Japanese Politics and International Relations
    Department of East Asian Studies, University of Cambridge
    Senior Consulting Fellow, Asia Programme, Chatham House

Negotiations for piping Russian gas to China have remained in deadlock for a decade. 2013 will be a critical year for decisions, the outcome or postponement of which will have long-term consequences for China's energy security and the global price of LNG. Meanwhile, new pipeline routes from Russia to Asian markets are on the table - including one through North Korea.

In this meeting Northeast Asian energy expert Dr Keun-Wook Paik will discuss the imminent challenges for Sino-Russian gas cooperation and the status of the pipeline proposals on the table. The meeting will also consider other dynamics affecting negotiations including the potential for new LNG supplies from North America and East Africa, shifting energy policy in Japan and the new leaderships in South and North Korea. Discussions will draw out the implications for regional security.

For further information, contact:

Nikolay Murashkin
Doctoral candidate
Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
St Catharine's College
University of Cambridge