Power Struggle in Central Asia: China, Russia, and the United States
February 7, 2019
11:00am to 12:00pm

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A teleconference on the actors vying for influence in Central Asia.

This teleconference will explore the competition for influence in Central Asia between the United States, China, and Russia. Given the EU’s plans to adopt a Central Asia strategy in 2019, we will examine the economic power struggle in the region, the motivations for each player’s engagement, and how the EU’s strategic entry may impact the balance of power between nations.

What will the EU's Central Asia strategy mean for the region? 

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Dr. Elmira Satybaldieva, Research Fellow, Conflict Analysis Research Centre, University of Kent

Elmira Satybaldieva is a scholar in Eurasian politics and development, currently based at the Conflict Analysis Research Centre, University of Kent. Previously she was a research fellow at the Karelian Institute, University of Eastern Finland and a visiting fellow at the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University. Read more.

Dr. Paul Stronski, Senior Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Paul Stronski's research focuses on the relationship between Russia and neighboring countries in Central Asia and the South Caucasus. Read more.


Dr. Morena Skalamera, Research Associate, Geopolitics of Energy Project, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Kennedy School, Harvard University

Morena Skalamera is a Visiting Fellow at the Higher School for Economics in Moscow and is concurrently conducting research on Central Asian energy politics and serving as the visiting Director of the Institute of Applied Research at Narxoz University in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Read more.

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