EUrAsia2022: La guerra in Ucraina vista dall’Asia orientale
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine triggered what is often been referred to as one of the most violent wars in Europe after World War II, possibly triggering a wider global conflict. How do the major actors in East Asia see the war? What are the potential implications for the People's Republic of China as well as for major US allies in Asia, Japan and South Korea? These two virtual roundtables aim to answer these questions and shed light on the consequences of the Russo-Ukrainian war on East Asia and the Pacific.
23 March 2022 - Tokyo, Seul e Asia-Pacifico: prospettive sul conflitto e possibili sviluppi
With the military escalation at the end of February 2022, the Russian-Ukrainian conflict is contributing to unprecedented reviews of defense, energy and immigration policies of Western and Eastern European countries, against the backdrop of an apparent US and UK disengagement from continental affairs. What impact will the war have on the security policies of the two main allies of the United States in East Asia, which share borders with, or are geographically very close to the easternmost regions of the Russian Federation? How is Russian assertiveness perceived and managed by the two actors in the light of their respective strategic priorities to date? Thanks to the contribution of three Italian scholars of East Asia international relations, the round table aims to analyze the Japanese government’s and, broadly, post-Abe Japan’s posture and South Korea’s approach to the conflict in Ukraine while it is undergoing a historic political transition, from the democratic administration of Moon Jae- in to the conservative one of Yoon Suk-yeol.
24 March 2022 - Pechino: protagonista o spettatrice?
Since the beginning of the military conflict, besides Russia and Ukraine, the People's Republic of China and Taiwan have been under the spotlight of international observers and commentators. Speculations have focused on what are the concrete implications of the warmer bilateral relations between Russia and the People's Republic, especially in light of the joint declaration of February 4 in which Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin defined Sino-Russian ties as a "friendship without limits" . Furthermore, much has been discussed about the possible side-effects of the Russian invasion of Ukraine on Taiwan. How could we assess the Chinese ruling class’ approach to the Russian-Ukrainian war? What are the elements of continuity and of novelties compared to the diplomatic tradition of the PRC? How to read contemporary Russia-PRC relations? How is the Chinese posture interpreted by the EU and what role can Europe play to cooperate with the PRC to end military violence in Ukraine?
Thanks to the participation of scholars and experts in PRC foreign policy and EU-China relations, the roundtable aims to answer these questions and shed light on how the war is seen by Beijing and what major consequences the ongoing war might have on China.