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Presentation - China’s Military Rise and East Asian Security, CRRC Armenia

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May 27, 2015, 14:30 - May 27, 2015, 16:00

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Caucasus Research Resource Center (CRRC)-Armenia invites you to a Work-in-Progress presentation on

China’s Military Rise and East Asian Security

The rapid and persistent rise of China causes tectonic changes in the structure of East Asian regional security and becomes one of the most pressing issues of international relations scholarship. The presenter will reflect on his research of the effects of China’s military rise and Beijing’s involvement in the maritime disputes in East and South China Seas on the regional security of East Asia.

The study covers such issues as US Asian Pivot, regional economic interdependence and the dynamics of military expenditure in East Asia.

The preliminary findings of the statistical analysis, aimed at empirically bridging the contesting theories of realism/neorealism and liberalism/neoliberalism and deriving coefficients for a number of important factors, will be presented for discussion.

David Sarkisyan holds a BA (with Honors) in International Relations from Yerevan State University and MA (with Honors) in World Politics from the same university. He has authored a number of publications on East Asian security and regional order, Sino-Japaneseand US-China relations. David is a recipient of several research and travel grants from Young Scholars Assistance Program, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs of RA.

If interested in the presentation, please confirm your attendance via event@crrc.am or call (010) 57 48 98, 57 48 68, mentioning your name and organizational affiliation.

W-i-P is an ongoing academic discussion series organized by the Caucasus Research Resource Centers (CRRC) to provide a forum for academic debates on research pieces of a variety of topics. All of the talks are free and open to the public. The purpose of the W-i-P series is to provide support and productive criticism to those researching and developing academic projects.

Location:         CRRC-Armenia, 1 Alex Manoogian Str., YSU Library bld., 6th Floor, Room 602

Language:       English

Presenter:       David Sarkisyan, CRRC-Armenia Junior Fellow

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