An Emerging China-Russia Axis? Implications for the United States in an Era of Strategic Competition

Hearing Transcript: 


Hearing on “An Emerging China-Russia Axis? Implications for the United States in an Era of Strategic Competition”

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 419


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9:30 AM – 9:35 AM: Opening Remarks: Chairman Bartholomew and Commissioner Kamphausen


9:35 AM – 11:05 AM:  Panel I: Ties that Bind: Current Areas of Sino-Russian Cooperation

Robert Sutter, Ph.D., Professor of Practice of International Affairs, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University (Testimony)   

Richard Weitz, Ph.D., Senior Fellow, Director of Center for Political-Military Analysis, Hudson Institute (Testimony)

Erica Downs, Ph.D., Senior Research Scientist, CNA; Non-Resident Fellow, Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University (Testimony)


11:15 AM – 12:45 PM:  Panel II: Friction and Barriers: Limits to Sino-Russian Cooperation

Jeanne Wilson, Ph.D., Shelby Cullom Davis Professor of Russian Studies, Chair of Political Science Department, Wheaton College (Testimony)

Stephen Blank, Ph.D., Senior Fellow for Russia, American Foreign Policy Council (Testimony)

Pranay Vaddi, J.D., Fellow, Nuclear Policy Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (Testimony)


12:45 PM – 1:45 PM: Lunch Break


1:45 PM – 3:15 PM:  Panel III: Challenging Futures: Risks and Opportunities in Central Asia and Afghanistan, the Middle East, and the Arctic

Marlene Laruelle, Ph.D., Director of Central Asia Program and Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies, George Washington University (Testimony)

Andrea Kendall-Taylor, Ph.D., Senior Fellow, Director of Transatlantic Security Program, Center for a New American Security (Testimony)

Rebecca Pincus, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Strategic and Operational Research Department, U.S. Naval War College (Testimony)


3:15 PM – 3:20 PM: Closing Remarks


3:20 PM:  Adjourn

Additional Testimony: Samuel Charap, Senior Political Scientist, RAND Corporation