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


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