Discuss Russia’s ASEAN Ambitions at March Roundtable

Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha shakes hands with Russian President Vladimir Putin in 2016 during the ASEAN — Russia Summit in Sochi, Russia. Photo: President of Russia / Google (Labeled for reuse)

BANGKOK — Regional and international political buffs will have a chance to voice their opinions and share their insights at a roundtable on Russia’s position in Southeast Asia next month.

As Russia re-emerges as an actor on the world stage, its interest is swelling in the growing regional economy. Asia Centre will host an open discussion and attendees will have the opportunity to debate the key aspects of Russia’s foreign policy toward ASEAN.

Questions encompassing an array of topics ranging from regional economics and diplomacy to the military will be up for discussion, including what role Moscow can play in stabilizing the South China Sea conflict.

The discussion will be attended by experts in Southeast Asian and international foreign policy including Kirill Barsky, Russia’s ambassador to Thailand. It’s meant to provide insight on the former superpower’s grand strategy in the world order in the coming years.

Russian Grand Strategy & the Asia Pacific will start at 3pm on March 30 at Asia Centre, which can be reached by a one minute walk from BTS Phaya Thai. Those interested can sign up online. Admission is free.