Alexander Gabuev is a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. His research is focused on Russia’s policy toward East and Southeast Asia, political and ideological trends in China, and China’s relations with its neighbors, especially in Central Asia.

Prior to joining Carnegie, Gabuev was a member of the editorial board of Kommersant publishing house and served as deputy editor in chief of Kommersant-Vlast, one of Russia’s most influential newsweeklies. Gabuev started his career at Kommersant in 2007, working as a senior diplomatic reporter, as a member of then president Dmitry Medvedev’s press corps, and as deputy foreign editor. His reporting covered Russia’s relations with Asian powers and the connection between Russian business interests and foreign policy.

In this fireside chat with Gabuev, Maha Yahya, the Director of the Malcolm H. Kerr Carnegie Middle East Center, will discuss the endgame of Vladimir Putin’s campaign in Ukraine, Russia’s rapprochement with Iran, Russian relations with other regional and global powers such as Turkey and China, among other topics.

Join us on Thursday, December 8 from 04:00 PM to 04:30 PM EET for this fireside chat with Alexander Gabuev and Maha Yahya.The discussion will be held in English live on YouTube and Facebook.

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