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Anna Kuteleva

  • Anna Kuteleva has been at HSE University since 2012.

Education and Degrees

  • 2019

    PhD in Political Science
    University of Alberta
    Thesis Title: China"s Energy Relations with Canada, Kazakhstan, and Russia: Discursive Politics of Energy

  • 2012

    Master's in Political Science
    Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia

  • 2012

    Master's in Law
    Shandong University

  • 2010

    Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia

Student Term / Thesis Papers


  • China's relations with petrotates (e.g. Saudi Arabia, Russia, Kazakhstan, Venezuela)
  • China's national oil companies and China's international image 
  • Popular culture as a political medium: East Asian international relations in popular culture 
  • China's Belt and Road Initiative: New geopolitical narratives
  • China's Belt and Road Initiative and Arctic Policy 
  • Perceptions of renewable energy resources in East Asia (comparative analysis)


State and Society in East Asia

This is a required course for Politics and Economics in Asia, the HSE-KIC double degree program.

This advanced undergraduate course provides a comprehensive introduction to East Asian politics. The first part (Module I) highlights East Asia as a region, focusing on shared historical memories, cultural values, and patterns of state-building. The second section (Module II) examines institutional arrangements, political development, and state-society relations in China, Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan.

The emphasis in this course pivots on understanding of conceptual issues that are anchored in politics of China, Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan but that are generally relevant to comparative politics. Specifically, we will explore these and related questions:

  • How do nation-states form, and how are they held together?
  • What is development?
  • What would be the optimal way to design institutions in a democracy?
  • How do authoritarian regimes survive?
  • How can political institutions and policies shift deeply held cultural attitudes in society?

While comparative in nature, the course will also emphasize paired comparisons of recent country-level developments (i.e., South and North Korea, China and Taiwan).

East Asian International Relations

This is a required course for Politics and Economics in Asia, the HSE-KIC double degree program.

This course examines contemporary developments in international relations in the East Asia. With four great powers, three nuclear weapons states and two of the world's largest economies, East Asia is one of the most dynamic and consequential regions in world politics. In the post-Cold War era, the region has been an engine of the global economy while undergoing a major shift in the balance power whose trajectory and outcome remain uncertain. This course will examine the sources of conflict and cooperation in East Asia, assessing competing explanations for key events in East Asia's international relations.

The course is divided into two parts. The first part of the course (Module I) focuses on developing a general “toolkit” which we will further use to explain the dynamic and complexity of East Asian politics. We will critically engage with the major IR theories and debates. In the second part (Module II), the focus shifts to historical and contemporary patterns of relations among East Asian nations, histories of war and the politics of history and historical memory related to them, security alliances in East Asia, China’s rise, regional nuclear and missile diplomacy, territorial disputes, regional multilateral institutions, environmental challenges and energy security, and human rights.

For the purposes of this course, East Asia is defined as the region encompassing China, Japan, and Korea. We will also discuss the role of the United States and Russia in the region, since both countries have been extensively involved in the region since the 1850s. We may make occasional reference to India and Southeast Asian countries, but the subcontinent and the larger Asia Pacific region are not a primary focus of this course.

Global Agenda

This is a required course for Economics, politics and business in Asia, the HSE-KIC double degree MA program.

The end of the Cold War and the galloping developments in communication and transportation virtually removed the ideological and physical barriers that had separated the nations and societies. It may appear that the much touted ‘global village’ has finally come around, but this community still faces several problems, old and new.

This course introduces the students to the most salient issues facing the global community. Starting with the time‐old problems of security and economic well‐being, this course explores new issues related to globalization. It pays particular attention to three types of issues: (1) the trans‐boundary problems deriving from cross-border movements of culture, capital, labor, and people; (2) the common property problem such as management of water resources or climate change (3) problems that rapidly spill over from one region to another, including recession, inflation, food security, and global public health.

We will consider answers to these and related questions:

  • What are the contending definitions of globalization?
  • Why is everyone arguing about trade agreements?
  • What is neoliberalism, what is modern, and what is traditional?
  • What does it mean to be a world citizen?
  • What is the political impact of global epidemics?
  • How has globalization changed gender roles?



  • 2019
    Annual Convention of the International Studies Association (Торонто). Presentation: Russia's Discursive Politics of Oil and Sino-Russian Energy Relations
  • 2018
    The 25th World Congress of Political Science of the International Political Science Association (Брибен). Presentation: What does China’s Belt and Road Project Offer to the Global South? The Case of Central Asia

Employment history


Research fellow

China Institute of the University of Alberta, January – May 2019

  • As the lead author prepared a report on coverage of China in Canadian media

Research fellow

China Institute of the University of Alberta, April – May 2018

  • Developed a methodology for a qualitative study of public perceptions of China in Canada
  • Designed and delivered a workshop on qualitative data collection and data analysis using Atlas.ti

Dissertation fieldwork

Russia, China, Kazakhstan, and Canada, May 2016 – June 2017

  • Interviewed experts and policymakers in Russian, English, and Chinese
  • Performed archival research

Research fellow

China Institute of the University of Alberta, Sept. 2015 – Jan. 2016

  • Prepared a policy-focused report on China’s food security

Research assistant

China Institute of the University of Alberta, June – July 2014

  • Collected and generated data on China’s agriculture land acquisitions
  • Preformed research in English, Chinese, and Russian

Research assistant

Professor Roger Epp, University of Alberta, May – June 2014

  • Literature review on Chinese IR theory

Project manager

NGO Rusfond, Moscow, Russia, 2012-2013

  • Developed the core concept of Charity in the modern world publication series project (https://rusfond.ru/charity/index)
  • Recruited authors for country- and region-specific topics, prepared and edited articles for publication on the official website of Rusfond and nationally distributed daily newspaper Kommersant (circulation 120,000-130,000 copies) 
  • Conducted relevant research and analyzed data, provided and presented reports with recommendations, prepared policy-focused briefs



Instructor, Department of Political Science, University of Alberta, Winter 2019, Spring 2019

  • POLS 235: Introduction to Comparative Politics

Instructor, Department of Political Science, University of Alberta, Spring 2018

  • POLS 459 A2: International Politics of Energy: The World of Oil (Topics in IR)

Instructor, Department of Political Science, University of Alberta, Spring 2017

  • POLS 261: International Relations

Teaching Assistant, Department of Political Science, University of Alberta, 2013-2018

  • POLS 261: International Relations (Fall 2013, Fall 2017)
  • POLS 101: Introduction to Politics (Winter 2014, Winter 2016, Winter 2018)

Instructor, School of Asian Studies, National Research University “HSE”, Moscow, Russia, 2013

  • International Relations, Introduction to International Law
  • Best Lecturer of the Year Award, 2013

Teaching assistant, Department of Political Science, Peoples’ Friendship University, 2011-2012

  • Introduction to Politics



Qualitative Comparative Analysis

  • International Political Science Association Summer School in Concepts, Methods and Techniques in Political Science, Aug. 2019

Analyzing Discourse, Analyzing Politics: Theories, Methods and Applications

  • Summer School in Methods and Techniques organized by European Consortium for Political Research, Aug. 2016

Interpreter, Russian/Chinese

  • Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia, 2010

Chinese Language and Culture

  • School of Chinese Studies, Xi’an International Studies University, March – June 2009

Chinese Language

  • School of Chinese Language and Literature, Beijing Foreign Studies University, Jan. – Feb 2008