Southeastern Europe-China Relations

16:30 to 18:00
Digital Guest Lecture

There is an ever-growing body of literature on China’s increasing presence in various countries in the Eastern Mediterranean, the Black Sea basin, and the Western Balkans as separate sub-regions. This lecture draws on recent research that brings together more than 20 countries in this vast area defined as “Europe’s southeastern periphery.” Examining economic cooperation, political relations, military cooperation, and cultural ties, it addresses (1) the drivers of engagement between China and countries in the region; (2) key trends in the relations between China and countries in the region; and (3) patterns emerging from the analysis of China’s behavior in the region.

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Julia Marinaccio (University of Bergen) & Alessandro Albana (Asia Institute and Ca' Foscari University of Venice)