Please join the Atlantic Council’s Europe Center, Eurasia Center, and Global China Hub for a virtual conversation, “European perspectives on Russian-Chinese strategic convergence.” This public event will take place virtually on October 25, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. ET / 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. CET.

The Kremlin’s illegal war in Ukraine has left Russia isolated as most world powers have come together to rebuke Putin’s war crimes. However, China has been notably quiet: while Beijing has not openly endorsed Russia’s war, it has similarly not publicly condemned Putin’s actions. This event, which will launch a new series of programming on the topic, will seek to address the status and impact of Russian-Chinese strategic convergence on Europe and the transatlantic relationship, identifying key challenges and examining available policy tools.

The aim of this series of programming is to nurture transatlantic debate on this developing topic and examine the strategic implications of Russian-Chinese rapprochement for the transatlantic relationship and for European and American policymakers.

The series, cohosted by the Atlantic Council’s Europe Center, Eurasia Center, and Global China Hub, will fall under the Europe Center’s “Next Europe” body of work, examining the challenges and opportunities facing Europe in the medium to long-term.

This discussion will take place on Zoom and will be broadcast on YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook. To receive the event information, please register using the button above. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information on how to watch the event.

Opening remarks

David O. Shullman
Senior Director, Global China Hub
Atlantic Council


Mikko Huotari
Executive Director

Jakub Janda
Executive Director
European Values Center for Security Policy

Valérie Niquet
Senior Research Fellow
Foundation for Strategic Research

Closing remarks

Amb. John E. Herbst
Senior Director, Eurasia Center
Atlantic Council

Moderated by

Marie Jourdain
Visiting Fellow, Europe Center
Atlantic Council

The Eurasia Center’s mission is to enhance transatlantic cooperation in promoting stability, democratic values and prosperity in Eurasia, from Eastern Europe and Turkey in the West to the Caucasus, Russia and Central Asia in the East.

Europe Center

Providing expertise and building communities to promote transatlantic leadership and a strong Europe in turbulent times.

The Global China Hub researches and devises allied solutions to the global challenges posed by China’s rise, leveraging and amplifying the Atlantic Council’s work on China across its fifteen other programs and centers.