Roundtable with Experts from the Centre of Strategic and International Studies

A roundtable session attended by Bonnie Glaser and Murray Hiebert, experts from the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), was held in the ASEAN Centre on 30 October.

During the roundtable session, the following issues were discussed: the current situation in the Asia-Pacific region, prospects for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), security issues in the region, Russian interests and Russia's foreign policy in the region, and prospects for Russian-American cooperation in the Asia-Pacific region.

Special attention was given to the issues of future directions for economic reform in China, and the transformation of export-oriented models of development in countries in the region. The Centre's guests were particularly interested in Russia's assessment of the TPP and the RCEP, and her position in relation to these projects.

The Russian side was represented by Director of the ASEAN Centre V. Sumsky, Executive Director of the Russia-ASEAN Business Council V. Tarusin, leading expert of the ASEAN Centre and Professor of the National Research University-Higher School of Economics E. Kanaev, Associate Professor of the Department of Asian and African Studies E. Koldunova, Lecturer of the Department of Asian and African Studies A. Kireeva, and graduate students from MGIMO.

Ekaterina KOLDUNOVA



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