The Middle East Institute’s (MEI) Frontier Europe Initiative has recently launched a report, A Sea Change?: China’s Role in the Black Sea. The report seeks to address China’s policy vis-a-vis the countries of the Black Sea from several angles. What is the nature of China’s presence in the Black Sea? Is China a significant player in the region’s energy scene? What is the state of Chinese-Russian relations?
To answer these questions, we are joined by three authors: Ivan Safranchuk, Michal Meidan, and Michael Gunter.
Professor, Political Science, Tennessee Technological University
Director, China Energy Programme, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies
Senior research fellow, Institute of International Studies, Moscow State Institute of International Relations; non-resident fellow, CSIS
Gonul Tol, moderator
Senior fellow, Frontier Europe Initiative; director, Turkey Program, MEI
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