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Thesis Topics

Sample thesis topics. Specific topics are to be discussed with each supervisor individually.

Starting October 15th, you can apply for your thesis topic via LMS.

Alexander S. Korolev


1. ASEAN Economic Community
2. ASEAN Political-Security Community
3. Russia-ASEAN Strategic Dialogue Partnership
4. South China Sea issue in China-ASEAN relations
Foreign Economic Strategy of Eurasian Economic Union
Alexander Larionov


1. Economic Cooperation Between Russia and China in the Sphere of Trade
2. Economic Cooperation Between Russia and China in the Sphere of Investments
3. Сooperation Between Russia and China in the Field of Payment Systems
4. Interaction Between Russia and China at the Regional Level
5. The Participation of China in the WTO Trade Dispute System
6. The Factors of Chinese Banking System Development
7. The Factors of Chinese Insurance Market Development
8. The Factors of Chinese Economic Growth
Чигадаев Алексей Александрович


1. Confucian Conceptions of Emerging Civil Society in China
2. Social Media and Civil Society in China
3. Social Media and Social Change in Contemporary China
4. The Online Public Space and Popular Ethos in China
5. The Digital Transformation of the Chinese Government Structure
6. Political Expression in the Chinese Blogosphere
7. China’s Networked Authoritarianism
8. Citizen Activism Online in China
9. Legislation of Social Media in China
Anastasia Likhacheva


Topics concerning water problems in Asia. Specific topics are to be discussed directly with the professor.
Anastasia Pyatachkova


1. China and the Illiberal World Order
2. Modern Trends in the US-China Relations
3. China's Aid in the (Post)covid Era
4. China's Sanctions Policy
5. The Role of Belt and Road Initiative in Chinese Foreign Policy
6. China’s Economic Diplomacy: Belt and Road Initiative Case Study
7. The South China Sea Issue in China-ASEAN Relations
8. The Analysis of the Modern Foreign Policy Concepts in China
9. China's Role in International Organizations
10. The Development of International Relations Theory in China
Курапова Анна Геннадьевна


1. Intellectual Property as a Factor of Economic Growth on the Example of Asian Countries
2. Economic and Legal Aspects of Franchising in Asian Countries
3. The impact of Digital Technologies on the Development of the Institution of Intellectual Property
4. Loans secured by intellectual property in China and South Korea: problems and prospects
5. Capitalization of intellectual property in Asian countries
Anna Kuteleva


1. China's Relations with Petrotates (e.g. Saudi Arabia, Russia, Kazakhstan, Venezuela / Comparative Analysis)
2. China's National Oil Companies and China's International Image
3. Popular Culture as a Political Medium: East Asian International Relations in Popular Culture
4. China's Belt and Road Initiative: New Geopolitical Narratives
5. China's Belt and Road Initiative and Arctic Policy
6. Perceptions of Renewable Energy Resources in East Asia (comparative analysis)
7. Russian Far East and East Asia: East Asian Tourists in Vladivostok and Khabarovsk
Denis Shcherbakov


1. Russia-Japan investment cooperation
2. Russia-Japan trade cooperation
Ekaterina Vyacheslavovna Moroz


1. Digital Economy (by Example of an Asian Country)
2. E-commerce in an Asian country (country or group of countries tbd.)
3. Sustainable development goals support by the means of digital economy in Asia (case analysis)
4. Global problems management by digital economy in Asia (case analysis)
Elena Ostrovskaya


1. The UN Security Council Reform and the Stance of China
2. Particularities of Integration Process in the Asia-Pacific Region
3. ASEAN Soft Model of Regional Integration Compared to the EU Model
4. Regional Trade Induced by the ASEAN: Outcomes and Challenges
5. RTAs as a Distinct Feature of the New Regionalism
6. The EU – ASEAN Trade Links
7. Lessons for Asia From the EU Model
8. The EAEU – ASEAN Trade Links
9. The EAEU Looking Eastward: Challenges and Prospects of Economic Cooperation
10. ASEAN Importance as a Regional Trade Block
11. How to Benefit from the ASEAN Economic Cooperation Schemes?
12. Coronovirus Effects on an Economy of Any Country of the Region
13. Dealing with Pollution in Asia: Best Practice Cases
14. Regulation of Digital Trade Within the ASEAN: Challenges and Prospects
15. Dealing with China: ASEAN Experience
16. ASEAN as a Soft Power Politics Case
17. Asian Countries Role in the Paris Climate Agreement Implementation
18. Dealing with China: South Korean Experience
19. Big Eurasia Project
20. One Belt One Road Initiative and Infrastructure Challenges for Russia
21. First Outcomes of the EAEU – Vietnam Free Trade Agreement
22. Doing Business in Vietnam: a Window of Opportunities
23. FTA as an Instrument of South Korean Economic Growth
24. Russian New RTA Priorities: Conditions for the Next Partners
25. The Impact of the EU – Japan New RTA
26. Russian Energy Competing for Asian Markets
27. LNG Asian Market Conjuncture
28. The Role of APEC in the Asian Region
29. The Chinese Stance on the WTO Reform
30. Russian Wood Trade for Asia: Challenges and Prospects
31. Russian Natural Water Potential – a Way to a Regional Water Power
32. Business Opportunities for Asian Countries in the Russian Far East
33. Bringing Together the North Sea Link and One Belt – One Road Initiative
34. Russia and China in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization
35. Russian Rail Infrastructure Challenge Facing the Prospects of the OBOR Initiative
36. Russian Infrastructure Challenges in the Light of OBOR Initiative
37. The USA – China Trade War Implications for Economic Growth in Asia (China)
38. Mega Trade Deals and the Crisis of Multilateralism
39. RCEP – a New Phase in Regional Cooperation
40. First Outcomes of the TPP
41. The Role of the USA in Asia
42. The WTO Governmental Procurement Deal: Challenges for Asian Countries
43. Western Sanctions Against Russia: the Role of Asian Countries
44. Migration as a Global Problem Illustrated by Asian Countries
Elena Khokhlova


1. South Korean Art Market
2. Popularisation of Korean Art and National Brand of Republic of Korea
3. Strategies of South Korean Museums to Attract International Visitors
Georgy Safonov


1. Economic Assessment of Green Energy Deployment in the Leading Economies of Asia: Current Trends and Long-term Perspectives
2. Climate Change Mitigation Actions in Asian Region: Key Plays, Strategies and Cooperation Opportunities
3. Sustainability in Asia: Country Case Studies
Ivan Deseatnicov


1. Multinational Companies and Their Activities in Asia
2. International Business in China, Korea, Japan
3. Economic Analisys of Foreign Markets Entry and Exit
4. Global Value Chains and Economic Growth
5. Applied Micro-Econometric Analysis of Companies' Activities
Konstantin Korneev


1. Japan-China Cooperation in Energy Sector: Problems and Perspectives
2. Trends in Economic Development of Japan and the Republic of Korea – Common Features and Differences
3. Problems of Growing Economic Nationalism in Japan-USA Strategic Cooperation
4. Lessons of Japan’s Energy Policy Realization for the Rest Countries of East Asian Region
5. International Organizations in East Asia – Current Effect for National Economies and Future Development
6. Japan’s Reasons and Goals in Promotion of International Economic Initiatives in East Asian Region
7. Renewable Energy Policy in China, Korea and Japan as a Mean to Reduce the Dependence from Imported Fossil Fuels
8. Modern Geopolitical Realities in the Region of East Asia – Problem of “Two Leaders” (Japan and China)
9. Japanese-Russian New Economic Agenda: Prospects for High-Technology Cooperation in Addition to Energy Trade
10. The Role and Place of the East Asian Macro-region in the World Geopolitical Context
Ksenia Bondarenko


1. Trade in Asia
1. US-China Trade War
2. Russia-China Bilaterial Relations
3. Financial Markets in Asia
Olga Klochko


1. Internationalization Strategies of Asian Multinational Enterprises
2. Specifics of Asian Enterprises as Latecomer MNEs
3. China's Role in Global Value Chains
4. Specifics of X Country Participation in Y Global Value Chain
5. Characteristics of Foreign Direct Investments of Asian Countries
Olga Puzanova


1. Modern and Contemporary History of East Asia, Including Political and Economic History as well as History of Art and Religion; Comparative Topics
2. Japanese Politics & IR
3. Territorial disputes in East Asia
Natalia Kim

Ким Наталья Николаевна

1. Strategies of Unification of Korea and Their Implementation in the 21st century
2. South Korean Cinematography on Division of Korea: Views and Approaches
3. Memory Politics and Sites of Memory of the Korean War in South Korea
Nina V. Ershova


1. The Strategies of Asian Firms on Foreign Markets
2. The Asian Economies' Trade and Investment Relations Inside and Outside the Asian Region
3. Asian Economies in the Energy Resources Trade
4. Japanese Energy Policy
5. State-Business Relations in Japan
6. The Transformation of Japanese Labour Relations
7. Small and Medium Enterprises in Japan: Sustainability and Internationalization
8. Comparative Analysis of Strategies of Asian Firms on the Russian Market
Varvara Platonova


1. International Trade in the Asia-Pacific Countries
2. Cultural Features of Business Management ( Cross Cultural Management) in the Asia-Pacific Countries
3. New Technologies in the Economical Policies and Political Processes of the Asia-Pacific Countries
4. Political Campaigns in the Asia-Pacific Countries
5. Political Movements in the Asia-Pacific Countries
6. Regional Relations in the Asia-Pacific Countries
7. Political and Economical Alliances Between the Asia-Pacific Countries
Vasily Kashin


1. US-China Rivalry
2. China's Position on Arms Control
3. China's Bilateral Relations with Foreign Countries
Yurii Saplin-Silanovitskii


1. Russia-Japan trade and economic relations
2. Japanese management
3. Japan's economic policy towards Asia
4. Contemporary Japan-China economic relations
5. Russia-Japan interregional cooperation
6. The fourth industrial revolution in Japan