ASEAN Centre in MGIMO-University the MFA of Russia


The USA and China: On the Way to Conflict

The USA and China: On the Way to Conflict


The ASEAN Centre’s Senior Expert Dr. Ekaterina Koldunova participated in the podcast with Italian experts and students. The podcast session was dedicated to the discussion of the Sino-US relations.

The discussion focused on the prospects of the Sino-US relations against the background of their rising tensions. Among the invited speakers were Senior Expert of the ASEAN Centre Dr. Ekaterina Koldunova and Italian professors Andrea and Mauro Gilli. Giacomo Voceri, a 2nd year MA student of MGIMO, moderated the discussion.

Dr. Ekaterina Koldunova presented a historic overview of China’s relations with its neighbors, including Southeast Asian states, and outlined particular features of the present day relations between China and ASEAN. She also reviewed experts’ opinions and forecasts on how these relations will develop after the end of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The podcast is available at YouTube with more than 300 views. Approximately the same number of viewers followed the live broadcast on Facebook.