• China-Russia Relations in the Wake of the Russia-Ukraine War in 2022

    YCAPS-SPF Community Conversation (In-Person)

    16 November 2022 – 18:30-20:15 (Japan)


    YCAPS & the Sasakawa Peace Foundation are pleased to announce the next event in the Community Conversations seminar series focused on the Yokota Community! This event will feature Mr. Taisuke Abiru, who will present on China-Russia relations in the wake of the Russia-Ukraine war in 2022. We will also be joined by Dr. Stephen Nagy who will join us and give comments.


    Russia's national identity is that it must be a great power. Therefore, even after the collapse of the Soviet Union, it is still unacceptable for Russia to become a junior partner of the United States. The same would be true for Russia's relations with China, which the United States now sees as its only global competitor. However, such relations between Russia and China have started changing dramatically in the wake of the Russo-Ukraine war that broke out this year.




    • 18:30-19:00 Welcome Reception (drinks)
    • 19:00-20:15 Seminar and Q&A




    Fussa Citizen's Hall

    2455 Fussa, Tokyo 197-0011

    〒197-0011 東京都福生市福生2455


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    *IMPORTANT* This event will be an In-Person Seminar. Please note that during the seminar, all attendees, presenters and staff are required to wear a face mask due to health and safety policies. *During the socializing time before the lecture begins, masks may be removed while drinking beverages but we request that when you are not eating or drinking, please keep your face mask on. Additionally please refrain from attending if you have Flu-like symptoms. All attendees will be asked to sign in for the purposes of contact tracing. Thank you for keeping this event safe for everyone.



    Taisuke Abiru was born in 1969. He later earned his M.A. at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations. He joined SPF after his work at the Moscow office of the Japan Bank for International Cooperation and the Tokyo Foundation. His recent publications include “Russia-China relations entering into a new stage" (in Japanese) (Monthly Journal Voice Feb. 2020), “Putin’s Greater Eurasia Strategy – Prospects for the changing world order from Eurasian perspective" (in Japanese) (Monthly Journal Voice June 2019) and “Japan and the Development of Russian Far East” (Valdai Papers No.106, Sept. 2019).


    Dr. Stephen Nagy is a senior associate professor at the International Christian University in Tokyo, a fellow at the Canadian Global Affairs Institute (CGAI) and a visiting fellow with the Japan Institute for International Affairs (JIIA). His recent funded research projects are “Sino-Japanese Relations in the Wake of the 2012 Territorial Disputes: Investigating changes in Japanese Business’ trade and investment strategy in China”, and “Perceptions and drivers of Chinese view on Japanese and US Foreign Policy in the Region”. He is currently working on middle power approaches to great power competition in the Indo-Pacific. His latest publications include: 2021 Nagy, S.R. 2021. “Indo-Pacific Resilience, Prosperity and Stability: Canada’s Capabilities-led Approach to Strategic Free and Open Indo-Pacific Engagement,” in Canadian and Japanese FOIP Visions. Policy Perspectives, Canadian Global Affairs Institute. March 3rd, 2021. ISBN: 978-3-030-67770-1; Nagy, S. R. 2021. “Sino-Japanese Reactive Diplomacy as seen through the Interplay of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and the Free and Open Indo-Pacific Vision (FOIP).” China Report: 1–15.; Nagy, S. R. 2020. “Quad-Plus? Carving out Canada’s Middle Power Role.” Journal of Indo-Pacific Affairs. Special Issue. Quad Plus: Form versus Substance, vol. 3, no. 5: 179–195.


    Format: This event will be off-the-record.

    Registration: None required
    Moderators: John Bradford

    Co-Sponsor: Sasakawa Peace Foundation
    Seminar Cost: Free of charge