26/03/2014 - The Shanghai Cooperation Organization: Balancing Sino-Russian Interests

On March 26th, the Department of Asian Studies and the Centre for Asian-Pacific Studies of Metropolitan University Prague held a guest lecture on the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO): Balancing Sino-Russian Interests.

Dr. Alica Kizekova discussed the dynamics of regional cooperation of China, Russia and the four Central Asian states: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan within the framework of the SCO. She also outlined some limitations of the SCO’s soft-balancing strategy in response to the presence of foreign military forces in Central Asia since 2001.

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Dr. Alica Kizekova has been at the Metropolitan University Prague since February 2014. She holds an Honorary Adjunct Research Fellowship at the Center for East-West Cultural & Economic Studies at Bond University, Queensland, Australia. Previously she worked as a Teaching Fellow at Bond University and she was a National contact point for the Slovak Republic in the European Union Communitary Programme - IDABC (Interoperable Delivery of European eGovernment Services to public Administrations, Businesses and Citizens).
Contact: kizekova@mup.cz