International Relations Theory and the Sino-Russian Relationship after the Cold War


It has been widely noted that China and Russia have grown progressively closer over the last two decades with some going so far as to suggest that the two are already informal allies or that formal alliance is imminent. Although the scholarly literature has offered various descriptive or ad hoc explanations of this trend of growing Sino-Russian amity, the bilateral relationship has been the subject of very little scrutiny using rigorous theory. This conference is designed to address the theoretical lacunae in the literature on China-Russia relations by bringing together leading international relations theorists and experts on Chinese and Russian foreign policy. In aggregation, the conference papers advance novel explanations for empirical puzzles in China-Russia relations, generalize from these explanations to advance new developments in IR theory, and derive prescriptions for contemporary policy makers.

Programme outline



Dr. Brandon Yoder, Research Fellow, Centre on Asia and Globalisation Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore

Dr. Huang Jing, Lee Foundation Professor on U.S. - China Relations, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore

Thursday, 03 August 2017
8.30a.m. - 6.00p.m.

Seminar Room 2-1
Manasseh Meyer
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
469C Bukit Timah Road
Singapore 259772

Since the number of available seats is limited, please kindly register with Khasan Redjaboev () in advance.