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US-China Trade War in Russian Political Discourse: Strategic Opportunities vs Economic Challenges

Student: Anna Drozdova

Supervisor: Maxim Bratersky

Faculty: Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs

Educational Programme: Double degree programme in International Relations of the NRU HSE and the University of London (Bachelor)

Final Grade: 9

Year of Graduation: 2020

The issue of the trade war between the United States and China is one of the most acute and warning topics that has gained momentum in the recent years. The purpose of the study is to reveal the behavior of the third-party states in such unstable economic environment. Particularly the study will be focused on the Russian political discourse towards the Sino-American trade war. Russia remains one of the key geopolitical players in the global arena and the confrontation between the two largest world economies certainly provides both opportunities and threats to it. Many researchers have been analyzing the potential political as well as economic impact of the confrontation between US and China, however the further research aims at analyzing underlying differences in attitude of varies institutions of Russian Federation trough analyzing the political discourse. While demonstrating neutrality in the conflict, different strategies may be implemented from the part of Russia considering the positions of different institutions within the country.

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