Centre for Comprehensive Chinese Studies and Regional Projects

The Centre for Comprehensive Chinese Studies and Regional Projects at MGIMO-University conducts complex studies of China and the Chinese civilization in comparative perspective, including its domestic and foreign policy, economy and development, history, culture and ideology, as well as different forms of its regional interaction with different world regions in comparative perspective, with special focus on Asia and Eurasia.

Main directions of the Center’s academic activity are as follows:

  • The Chinese model of development, its key political, economic and social characteristics, strengths and weaknesses;
  • Transformation of the political system of the P.R.C., including the mechanism of elites rotation, changes in power equilibrium, ideological and political struggle;
  • Domestic policy, correction of the political course, economic and social policy of the P.R.C.;
  • Civilizational foundations of China;
  • Ideological archetypes of the Chinese civilization, the current ideology of the contemporary Chinese state in its different territorial manifestations;
  • National policy, interethnic relations, religions and religious policy of the P.R.C.;
  • Foreign policy and international strategy of the P.R.C., its relations with other world powers and world regions, and its participation in integration, crossborder, regional, and transregional processes;
  • China’s successful/unsuccessful experience in realization of state programs of regional development in comparative perspective;
  • Strategy and practice of finding the right balance between regionalism, globalization, and transregionalism in the Chinese developmental model;
  • The Chinese model of regionalism, China’s vision of the world system’s architecture;
  • Transformation of the global order, the Chinese model of the regional order and other regional orders;
  • Integration processes, and key Eurasian and Chinese regional and interregional projects in comparative perspective;
  • International relations in Asia and their China-centric / non-China-centric interpretations;
  • Regional models of economic integration, security problems, main trends and models of development, cross-civilization interactions, and transformations of the regional order in Asia;
  • Cooperation and conflict between key actors in Eurasia, and formation of the system of macro-regional interaction;
  • Russia’s role in Eurasia and Asia, Russia’s policy on these directions, its potential for and risks of participation in transregional and regional projects;
  • Russia-China relations.

Centre for Comprehensive Chinese Studies and Regional Projects of MGIMO-University takes part in protocol as well as academic and professional events organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, various government agencies and diplomatic missions. They include events of the government, parliamentary and ministerial levels (through the Russian MFA, Ministry of Eastern Development, Russian-Chinese Friendship Society, Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries, Foreign Ministries of the EU countries, as well as the Foreign Ministries of the PRC, the Republic of Korea, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, and other countries).

Strong emphasis is given to cooperation with Russian and international media (television, radio, printed) in both Russia and abroad. During the last couple of years, The Centre has given around  300 television and radio interviews to international and national media, has taken part in more than 150 international round tables and conferences

The Centre has either organized or taken part in: 20 academic events and international conferences hosted by MGIMO University; numerous meetings of the Federal Educational and Methodological Association (Regional Studies section); FEMA workshops on developing sample basic educational programs; a series of events within the framework of the professional development program proposed by the Centre; academic round tables in cooperation with Russian State University for the Humanities, Russian State Social University, Moscow State Linguistic University; 8 scientific events in cooperation with the Hungarian National University of Civil Service, Indian Institute of Chinese Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Kalinga Indian Institute of Pacific Studies; 6 round tables in cooperation with Chinese partners (Shanghai University of International Studies, Shanghai Academy of International Studies, China Institute of International Relations, Fudan University, Harbin University, etc.). On the basis of the Federal Educational and Methodological Association and in cooperation with the School of the International Relations at MGIMO University, the Centre prepared sample basic education programs for bachelor's and master's degree programs in World Regional Studies for Russian universities. The Centre also has organized four sections of Russian International Studies Association (RISA) convention: in 2017 – together with the Hungarian National University of Civil Service, – 2018, 2019, 2021. The 2019 section gathered more than 70 participants who gave 50 presentations. The 2021 session gathered around 60 participants with 50 presentations made by participants from more than 30 academic, analytical and educational institutions of national and international level.

The Centre’s pivotal area of work is organizing inter-academic specialized round tables and situational analytical meetings devoted to discussion of the PRC’s political system transformation, development of international and military-political situation in Asia and the APR, and reforms in China. Such meetings are often attended by researchers from MGIMO University, Higher School of Economics, Institute of the Far East, Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute for World History, Russian Institute for Strategic Studies as well as other institutes and universities. During the last couple of years, the Centre hosted more than 60 various roundtables and conferences, 30 of which were international or included the participation of guests and partners from the PRC (mainland China and Hong Kong), Japan, Sweden, France, Poland, United States, Republic of Korea, Great Britain, Hungary, New Zealand, Australia and other countries.


Professor, Dr. Pol. Sc., Ph.D. (U. of Manchester), Ph.D. (Institute of the Far Eastern Studies)
Head, International Academic Council
Centre for Comprehensive Chinese Studies and Regional Projects, MGIMO University
Professor at the Department of Asian and African Studies, MGIMO University, Moscow
Director, Centre for Comprehensive Chinese Studies and Regional Projects, MGIMO University
Founder and Editor-in-Chief, “Comparative Politics” www.comparativepolitics.org

Professor, Dr. Pol. Sc.
Professor, Department of Theory and History of International Relations, Peoples' Friendship University of Russia, Moscow
Member, International Academic Council
2017–2019 – Professorial Fellow, Centre for Comprehensive Chinese Studies and Regional Projects

Alexander V. LOMANOV
Professor (Russian Academy of Sciences), Dr. Hist. Sc., Cand. Phil. Sc.
Deputy Director for Scientific Work, Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Moscow
Member, International Academic Council
2017–2019 – Professorial Fellow, Centre for Comprehensive Chinese Studies and Regional Projects

Cand. Ec. Sc.
Professorial Research Fellow, Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences,
Head (former), Department of the Theory of Regional Studies, Moscow State Linguistic University
Member, International Academic Council

ZHAO Huasheng
Professor, Fudan University, China
Head, Centre of Russian and Central Asian Studies
Member, International Academic Council

Richard RIGBY
Professor, College of Asia and the Pacific, Australian National University, Australia
Member, International Academic Council

Professor, National University of Public Service, Budapest
President, Hungarian Academy of Military Science, Budapest
Member, International Academic Council

Ph.D., M.A., Indiana University; A.B., University of Michigan
Shelby Cullom Davis Professor of Russian Studies, Emerita / Professor of Political Science; Wheaton College, MA, USA
Research Associate at the Davis Center of Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA
Member, International Academic Council

Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Tokyo
Senior Adjunct Fellow, Japan Institute of International Affairs, Tokyo
Distinguished Research Fellow, The Japan Forum of International Relations
Dean, School of Public Policy, University of Tokyo
Member, International Academic Council

Professor, Dr. Hist. Sc.
Professor of World History, Siberian Federal University, Krasnoyarsk
Member, International Academic Council

Ph.D. (Cand.Pol.Sc.)
Senior Lecturer at the Department for World Politics, Deputy Head of the Department; Editorial Board member and Executive Secretary of peer-reviewed academic journal «Comparative Politics Russia»; Researcher at the Centre for Comprehensive Chinese Studies and Regional Projects, MGIMO University.
His research interests include transregionalism, regional integration, transregional projects and associations, international political processes in Latin America, new challenges and threats in world politics, trends in modern world political development.
Email: kuznetsov.d.a@my.mgimo.ru
Secretary, International Academic Council


The Centre publishes books dedicated to international relations, politics and history in Asia. The books are published under the logo of MGIMO University or with reference to it, written in cooperation with other research organizations or in partnerships with international publishers like Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press, Palgrave Macmillan, Routledge, Rowman & Littlefield, M.E. Sharpe, Chinese University Press, Nova Science, World Scientific and other international publishers. Most of the books in Russian approved and recommended by the Federal Educational and Methodological Association (Russian Federation).

  1. Voskressenski, Alexei D. Non-Western International Relations Theories: Conceptualizing World Regional Studies. Springer Global (Europe & America): Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.

This book analyzes the concept of World Regional Studies as well as regional complexes, regional subsystems and global regions. It explains the emergence of new phenomena in international relations and world politics on a regional and predominantly non-Western regional level. It tackles the following issues: How do non-Western societies react to the transformations of the global order? Is a non-Western democracy possible? Should we discuss the possibilities for the appearance of a non-Western IR theory or a new framework for analyzing de-westernized global development?

  1. The Regional World Order. Transregionalism, Regional Integration, and Regional projects across Europe and Asia / Ed. by Alexei D. Voskressenski and Boglarka Koller. Lanham, Boulder, New York, London: Rowman & Littlefield / Lexington Books, 2019.

The book explores ideas of how Europe, Eurasia, and Asia transformations may develop in the future focusing on transregionalism, regional integration, and regional projects – particularly Chinese. The volume employs a rigorous conceptual framework over a wide geographic range and applies different approaches to ask and answer challenging questions. The arguments presented in this book are built around the concepts of regionalism and transregionalism. The book is a collaborative project between MGIMO and National University of Public Service (NUPS), Budapest.

  1. World Regional Studies: Introduction to the Field of Studies / Ed. by Alexei D. Voskressenski. Moscow: Magistr: INFRA-M, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021. 448 p.

The textbook is devoted to the external and internal aspects of regionalization and transformation of regions of the world. It explains the direct connection between this topic and various trends in the development of the world political system as a whole.

  1. World Regional Studies / Ed. by Alexei D. Voskressenski. Moscow: Magistr: INFRA-M, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021. 316 p.

This is an innovative textbook, which reveals the main theoretical and methodological parameters of the discipline of World Regional Studies in the context of modern methodological discussions, comparative political science, theory of international relations and other related areas. It explains the influence of internal structural and temporal factors of national and regional development on world politics and international relations.

  1. Praxis of World Regional Studies and World Politics / Ed. by Alexei D. Voskressenski. Moscow: Magistr: INFRA-M, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021. 560 p.

The research textbook shows the process of historical evolution of world regions and regional subsystems of international relations, analyzes the stages of their political and economic modernization, and provides a comparative analysis of world politics in various regions.

  1. World Region Studies in Pedagogical Praxis (in two volumes). Moscow: MGIMO, 2018. 478 pp. +598 pp.

These two books analyze trends in the development of global integrated regional studies as a comprehensive research area in close connection with the new realities of world politics and international relations. It also considers both international and regional educational and methodological innovations of recent years.

  1. World Comprehensive Regional Studies: educational / methodology compendium (in 4 vols. Part IV (1,2)): Master programme “Asian and African Studies” / Ed. and comp. by A.D. Voskressenski. Moscow: MGIMO University, 2005. 356 p.

Being published in 2005, these two books lay the basis for the whole series of the textbooks, readers and research compendiums concentrated in the development of World Regional Studies as a discipline of study and research.

  1. 欧亚中心跨区域发展机制研究Ou-Ya Zhongxin Kua Quyu Fazhan Tizhi JiZhi Yanjiu = Mechanisms of Transregional Development in Central Eurasia: Analysis and Prognostications. Edited by Li Xing & Alexei Voskressenski. Beijing: Jiu Zhou Chubanshe, 2016. 495 p.

This joint study by Russian and Chinese authors analyzes the transregional processes currently taking place in Eurasia. Such issues as cooperation in the Eurasian space, its new institutional mechanisms, as well as the motives of the main players are considered in a manner of discussion. The study concludes by examining forecasts for the development of Eurasia's geopolitical situation.

  1. Is Non-Western Democracy Possible? A Russian Perspective. Singapore: World Scientific, 2017. With introductions by Kevin Rudd & Adam Przeworski. Afterword by Subrata Kumar Mitra. 738 p.

This book describes and analyses the influence of political culture on political process in the Eastern world. It gives readers an opportunity to make a comparative appraisal of maturity of civil society in these countries as well as their specifics in political interactions and internal political competition seen through the eyes of a group of distinguished Russian researchers. It also explains why the one-dimensional spread of democracy — completely negating or neglecting regional political-cultural specifics — may lead to war among civilizations instead of the formation of a more just and fair system of democratic governance.

  1. La Chine et L’Asie. Ed. by Jean-Pierre Raffarin. Paris: Ginkgo Editeur, 2018. 137 p.

The book talks about the main problems in the Eurasian space that are to be solved jointly by the European powers, Russia, the countries of Central Asia and China.

  1. The Development Model of Contemporary China: Appraisals, Discussions, Prognostications. Moscow: MGIMO University / Strategic Research / Strategicheskiye Izyskaniya, 2019. 733 p.

The book makes a comprehensive analysis of modern China’s model of development. The team of authors analyzing the main dimensions of the modern development model of the PRC encompasses practically all the leading Sinology departments of Moscow and St. Petersburg; it consists of four generations of Russian researchers, as well as well-known Chinese researchers.

  1. Alexei D. Voskressenski, Mikhail Karpov, Vasily Kashin. Springer Global (Singapore): Palgrave MacMillan, 2020. 120 p.

The book examines the main aspects of Chinese modernization in key areas – economy, politics, and military affairs, offers a new conceptual understanding of China's modernization. It shows main features, strengths and weaknesses of this modernization. The original research material is brand new: it has not been presented to Russian and international scientific-analytical community before.

  1. Efremova K.A. Burma / Myanmar: Paradoxes of Democratic Transit (1987–2017): A Monography. Moscow: MGIMO University, 2018

The book studies the main features of Myanmar society’s political transformation over the past thirty years. It examines the reasons for the rise to power and the stages of evolution of the military regime, as well as the place of the National League for Democracy and its permanent leader Aung San Suu Kyi in the processes of democratization and national consolidation.

  1. The Logic of World Architectonics and the Politics of Powers. Moscow; MGIMO University / Strategicheskiye Izyskaniya, 2021. 576 p.

A scientific monograph in the form of interrelated thematically structured sections of original and journal versions of research texts is focused on the global and regional dimensions of the world order and the strategies of powers amid the transformation of the world system are analyzed. The ways of China’s search for its place in the world, external and internal aspects of China’s rise, new patterns of interaction between major world political players in the transforming architectonics of regional theaters of world politics are investigated. Prognostic conclusions are offered.

The Centre continues its work on a 7-volume cycle of original national scientific and educational research on world regional studies (education program – Regional Studies), makes publications on the international part of this program of research. The Centre published books or book chapters in such prominent world publishing houses as Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press, Palgrave, Macmillan, World Scientific, Rowman & Littlefield, Chinese University Press, Ginkgo Editeur, etc.). It has also commenced preparing special editions on China, and the Asia-Pacific region. They will be published in Russia, China, and other countries.

Apart from that, the Centre’s researchers published more than 150 other various publications. Analytical publications and research articles can be found in: “The People’s Daily” (人民日报), “Research on Russia” (俄罗斯研究), “Russian Culture” (俄罗斯文化), “Research on Russia, Eastern Europe and Central Asia” (俄罗斯东欧中亚研究); Burmese journal “Myanmar Affairs”, and such international journals as “The China Review”, “Rivista degli Studi Orientale”, “International Chinese Studies”, “Central European Journal of International and Security Studies” and many others.

Researchers’ publications


Another area of the Centre’s interests is increasing MGIMO University’s international citation index (Web of Science, Scopus) in the framework of individual research, analytical work of the staff members and ad-hoc research groups, as well as in the national journal “Comparative Politics Russia”, published by the Centre and its research stuff. During the period of three and a half years, the Centre published 12 issues of the journal (Web of Science) with 10 of them being dedicated specifically to Asia, China and world politics. Each of those issues is indeed an internationally indexed monograph devoted to a specific set of problems.

The following issues discussed the problems of Asia, China, and world politics:

  1. The Logic of New World Order Architectonics and China's Search for its Place (II). 2021, Vol. 12, No. 1. URL: https://www.comparativepolitics.org/jour/issue/view/42
  2. The Logic of New World Order Architectonics and China's Search for its Place (I). 2021, Vol. 11, No. 4. URL: https://www.comparativepolitics.org/jour/issue/view/41
  3. Contemporary International Relations: Theory and Practice of Comparative Analysis of Responses to Internal and External Challenges. 2020, Vol.11, No.3. URL: https://www.comparativepolitics.org/jour/issue/view/40
  4. China as a Global Factor: Comparative Analysis of Possible Outcomes. 2020, Vol.11, No. 2. URL: https://www.comparativepolitics.org/jour/issue/view/39
  5. Non-Western Transformations. 2019, Vol.10, No.4. URL: https://www.comparativepolitics.org/jour/issue/view/37
  6. Chinese Model of Development. 2019, Vol.10, No.2. URL: https://www.comparativepolitics.org/jour/issue/view/35
  7. China and Foreign Policy. 2018, Vol.9, No.4. URL: https://www.comparativepolitics.org/jour/issue/view/33
  8. Trans-Pacific Strategies: Opportunity or Reality? 2018, Vol. 9, No.3. URL: https://www.comparativepolitics.org/jour/issue/view/32
  9. Transregionalism and Regionalism in the “Post-Western” World. 2017, Vol.8, No.2. URL: https://www.comparativepolitics.org/jour/issue/view/28

The following individual works of researchers (36 titles overall, 10 titles in Q1-2) are internationally indexed of Scopus and Web of Science. Among them are:

Q1-2 Scopus

  1. А.Д. Воскресенский. Реализация «китайской мечты» в период «эпохи Си Цзиньпина»: что ожидать России? МИРОВАЯ ЭКОНОМИКА И МЕЖДУНАРОДНЫЕ ОТНОШЕНИЯ, 2019, том 63, № 10, с. 5-16 (SCOPUS Q2) https://www.imemo.ru/index.php?page_id=1248&file=https://www.imemo.ru/files/File/magazines/meimo/10_2019/02-VOSKRESSENSKI.pdf
  2. А.Д. Воскресенский, А.Г. Володин и др. Реформы системы международного управления в Тихоокеанской Азии: векторы и динамика изменений, 2018, том 62, №12, с. 100-108 (SCOPUS Q2) https://www.imemo.ru/index.php?page_id=1248&file=https://www.imemo.ru/files/File/magazines/meimo/12_2018/12_RYABOV.pdf
  3. Voskressenski, A.D. The Russian Ecclesiastical Missions (1715-1864) to Peking and their Influence on China Studies in Russia / Alexei D. Voskressenski. — Текст: непосредственный // International Journal of China Studies. — Vol. 11, №2. — December 2020. — P. 57-81. (SCOPUS Q2) https://icsum.org.my/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/IJCS-112-3Voskressenki-for-website.pdf
  4. Лебедева М.М., Кузнецов Д.А. Трансрегионализм – новый феномен мировой политики. – Полис. Политические исследования. – 2019. – № 5. – С. 71-84. (SCOPUS Q2) https://www.politstudies.ru/files/File/2019/5/Polis-5-2019-Lebedeva.pdf
  5. Ефремова К. А. АСЕАН как потенциальный субъект глобального управления: предпосылки, возможности и перспективы / К.А.Ефремова // Полис. Политические исследования. — 2020. — № 3. — С. 44-55. (SCOPUS Q2) https://www.politstudies.ru/article/5658
  6. Киреева А.А. Будущность российско-китайского союзничества в контексте теории международных отношений // Международные процессы. Октябрь-декабрь 2019. Том 17. №4(59). С. 84-114. Режим доступа: http://intertrends.ru/system/Doc/ArticlePdf/2168/eUHvTZ5tLi.pdf (SCOPUS Q2)
  7. Кузнецов Д.А. Сетевая текстура мировой политики: трансрегионализм БРИКС // Мировая экономика и международные отношения. 2020. (SCOPUS Q2) https://www.imemo.ru/publications/periodical/meimo/archive/2020/11-t-64/countries-and-regions/network-texture-of-world-politics-transregionalism-of-brics
  8. Efremova, Ksenia. Burma/Myanmar Studies in the USSR/Russia: Continuity and Change // Journal of Burma Studies. December 2021. Vol. 25, no. 2. Pp. 227-259. DOI:10.1353/jbs.2021.0011  (SCOPUS Q1) https://muse.jhu.edu/article/798154/pdf
  9. Ефремова К.А. Региональный комплекс Юго-Восточной Азии: опыт прикладного анализа на примере ситуации в Мьянме // Вестник Российского университета дружбы народов. Серия: Международные отношения. 2021. Т. 21. №1. С. 91-101. http://journals.rudn.ru/international-relations/article/view/25955/19154

Scopus / WoS

  1. Воскресенский А.Д. Новая мировая архитектоника, макрорегиональные трансформации потенциально глобального характера и значение китайского опыта // Сравнительная политика. 2021. №3. С. 5-20. (WoSc) DOI: 10.24411/2221-3279-2021-10024 https://www.comparativepolitics.org/jour/article/view/1360/806
  2. Воскресенский А.Д. Логика новой мироустроительной архитектоники: практика и теория переосмысления многомерного мира и поиск Китаем своего места / А.Д.Воскресенский. — Текст: непосредственный //Сравнительная политика. — 2020. — Т. 11. №4. — С. 5-26. — (WoSc) https://www.comparativepolitics.org/jour/article/view/1235/758
  3. Voskressenski A.D. China, Europe, Eurasia and the USA: COVID-2019 and after — What Our Future May Be? Summary of the Online International Roundtable Discussion / A.D.Voskressenski. — Текст: непосредственный // Сравнительная политика. — 2020. — №3. — P. 5-11. — DOI: 10.24411/2221-3279-2020-10032. (WoSc) https://www.comparativepolitics.org/jour/article/download/1153/739
  4. Воскресенский А.Д. Что такое для нас Китай? Предисловие к специальным номерам: «Китай как глобальный фактор: сравнительный анализ вариантов ответов» и «Современные международные отношения: теория и практика сравнительного анализа ответов на внешние и внутренние вызовы» / А.Д.Воскресенский. — Текст: непосредственный // Сравнительная политика. — 2020. — Т. 11, №2. — С. 5-8. — DOI: 10.24411/2221-3279-2020-10014. (WoSc) https://www.comparativepolitics.org/jour/article/view/1124/720
  5. А.Д. Воскресенский, О.Н. Борох, А.В. Виноградов и др. Круглый стол "Перспективы китайских реформ в изменившемся мире". Ч. II. "Торможение китайской экономики, торговая война с США, оценка возможностей стимулирования роста возможностей Китая" // "Сравнительная политика", 2019, Т.10, №3, сс. 114-132. (WoSc) https://www.comparativepolitics.org/jour/article/view/967/668
  6. Methodology and praxis in researching the non-western world: dialogue between Alexei D. Voskressenski and Fred Eidlin as an introduction to the special issue of «Comparative politics Russia» // Сравнительная политика. — Т. 10. — №4. — С. 5-11. (WoSc) https://www.comparativepolitics.org/jour/article/view/1077/705
  7. Alexei D. Voskressenski. A Word of Editor-in-Chief in 2019: Presenting the Anniversary Issues of the Journal - 10 Years of Comparative Politics Russia // Comparative Politics, Vol.10, issue 1, pp. 168-175. (WoSc) https://www.comparativepolitics.org/jour/article/download/977/675
  8. Alexei D. Voskressenski. Non-Western International Relations Theories: Conceptualizing World Regional Studies. Springer Global: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017 (SCOPUS); https://www.comparativepolitics.org/jour/article/view/664/523
  9. Is Non-Western Democracy Possible? A Russian Perspective. Ed. by Alexei D. Voskressenski. Singapore: World Scientific, 2017 (SCOPUS, 5 индексирований); https://www.worldscientific.com/worldscibooks/10.1142/10217
  10. Воскресенский А.Д., Колдунова Е.В., Киреева А.А. Трансрегиональные и региональные проекты в условиях "постзападной" международной реальности // Сравнительная политика. - 2017. - №2. - С 37-57. https://doi.org/10.18611/2221-3279-2017-8-2-37-57. – Режим доступа: http://www.comparativepolitics.org/jour/article/view/649 (WoSc)
  11. А.Д. Воскресенский. Новые международные отношения, какие они? // Сравнительная политика, 2018, Т.10, №1, с.168-175. (WoSc)
  12. Efremova K. Small States in Great Power Politics: Understanding the “Buffer Effect” / Ksenia Efremova // Central European Journal of International and Security Studies. — 2019. — Vol. 13, №1. — P. 100-121 (Scopus) http://www.cejiss.org/static/data/uploaded/1555067274339499/CEJISS%20Issue%2013-1.pdf
  13. Ефремова К.А. Сравнительный анализ теоретических подходов к определению регионального комплекса / К.А. Ефремова // Сравнительная политика. — 2019. —№2. — С. 5-19. (WoSc) https://mgimo.ru/upload/iblock/052/960-1964-1-SM.pdf
  14. Streltsov Dmitry, Kireeva Anna, Dyachkov Ilya. Russia’s View on the International Security in Northeast Asia // The Korean Journal of Defense Analysis. – March 2018. – Vol 30. – No. 1. – pp. 115-134. (Scopus, Q3). https://mgimo.ru/upload/iblock/7bd/Streltsov-Kireeva-Dyachkov_2018.pdf
  15. Киреева А.А. «Инициатива пояса и пути»: содержание, цели, значение // Сравнительная политика. 2018. Том 9. №3. – С. 61-74. https://doi.org/10.18611/2221-3279-2018-9-3-61-74. – Режим доступа: https://www.comparativepolitics.org/jour/article/view/839/611 (WoSc)
  16. Кузнецов Д.А. Латиноамериканская интеграция и субрегионализация на современном этапе: политико-идеологическое измерение // Сравнительная политика. – 2015. – №3. – с. 65-84. (WoSc) https://www.comparativepolitics.org/jour/article/view/316/336
  17. Кузнецов Д.А. «Запад» / «не-Запад»: новый взгляд на старую дихотомию (Рецензия на книгу: Мартынов Б.Ф. «Запад» и «не-Запад»: прошлое, настоящее… будущее? – М.: ИЛА РАН, 2015. 172 с.) // Вестник МГИМО Университета. – №1. – 2016. – С.207-211.  (WoSc). https://vestnik.mgimo.ru/jour/article/view/503/503
  18. Кузнецов Д.А. Феномен трансрегионализма: проблемы терминологии и концептуализации // Сравнительная политика. – 2016. – №2. – С.14-26. (WoSc).  https://www.comparativepolitics.org/jour/article/view/429/406
  19. Кузнецов Д.А. Китайская инициатива «Пояса и пути» и оценка региональных трансформаций (Рецензия на книгу: China’s Belt and Road Initiative. Potential Transformation of Central Asia and the South Caucasus. Ed. by Harinder S. Kohli, Johannes F. Linn, Leo M. Zucker. Sage Publications Pvt. Ltd, 2020. 300 p.) // Сравнительная политика. 2020. №2. С. 187-190. (WoSc) https://www.comparativepolitics.org/jour/article/view/1141/737
  20. Кашин В. Б., Пятачкова А. С., Крашенинникова Л. С. Китайская политика в сфере применения экономических санкций: теория и практика // Сравнительная политика. 2020. Т. 11. №3 (WoSc). https://www.comparativepolitics.org/jour/article/view/1135/731
  21. Киреева А.А. Новая историческая веха в китайско-японских отношениях: насколько глубоко потепление и что за ним стоит? // Японские исследования. – 2020. - №1. – С. 21-47. DOI: 10.24411/2500-2872-2020-10002 Режим доступа: http://japanjournal.ru/images/js/2020/js_2020_1_21-47.pdf (Web of Science)
  22. Kireeva Anna. The Indo-Pacific in the Strategies of the U.S. and Japan. Common and Distinctive Features, Implications for Russia // Russia in Global Affairs. July-September 2020. Vol. 18. No. 3. pp. 98-127. URL: https://eng.globalaffairs.ru/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/098-127.pdf (Scopus Q4)
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  24. Karpov, Mikhail. China’s East European “Leverage”: Understanding Region’s Post-Communist Transition and Stance in Relation to the European Union // Contemporary Chinese Political Economy and Strategic Relations: An International Journal. Vol. 7, No.2, August 2021, pp. 751-774. (SCOPUS Q4) https://icaps.nsysu.edu.tw/static/file/131/1131/img/CCPS-V7N2-Karpov.pdf
  25. Карпов М.В. «Новая нормальность» как «искусство возможного»: чередование экономических стратегий при Си Цзиньпине // Сравнительная политика. 2021. №3, с.42-62 (WoSc). https://doi.org/10.24411/2221-3279-2021-10027 https://www.comparativepolitics.org/jour/article/view/1364 
  26. Кашин В.Б. Военно-промышленное и военно-экономическое измерения американо-китайского соперничества // Сравнительная политика. 2021. №3. С. 42-62. (WoSc) https://doi.org/10.24411/2221-3279-2021-10027  https://www.comparativepolitics.org/jour/article/view/1366

(Delivered jointly with Department of Asian and African Studies at MGIMO University)

  • History of China
  • World Regional Studies: Methodology, Methods, and History;
  • Methodology of Regional Analysis;
  • Political Economy of Rising Powers;
  • The Basics of Regional Analysis;
  • Political Systems and Socio-Political Processes in the World;
  • Processes of Political Modernization and Transformation in the Eastern Countries;
  • Regional Subsystems of International Relations in the East;
  • Politics and Business in the East;
  • Ethnopsychology and Business Etiquette in Asia and Africa;
  • Ethno-Political and Inter-Confessional Conflicts in the Asian and African Countries;
  • Integration Processes in World Regions (Asia and Africa);
  • Great Power Politics in East Asia;
  • East in World Politics;       
  • Territorial Issues in the Afro-Asian world;
  • Region-Building Processes in the Southeast Asia;
  • Countries and Regions of the East in Global Politics;
  • World Regions in Russian Foreign Policy (Asia and Africa);
  • Armies in the Modern East;
  • Cross-Regional Political Analyses;
  • Socio-Political Doctrines in the East: History and Modernity;
  • Russia and China in World Politics;
  • Theory and Practice of Regional Subsystems;
  • Conflict and Cooperation in East Asia.

Research Internships at the Centre for Comprehensive Chinese Studies and Regional Projects (MGIMO) and / or peer-reviewed journal “Comparative Politics Russia” www.comparativepolitics.org:

Shilovsky R.S. 2018. MA, MGIMO University. Research theme: Devolution / Involution in Reforming Administrative and Territorial Identity: Comparing Cases of Scotland and Russia.

Boreev A.P. 2020. MA, MGIMO University. Research theme: Comparative Analyses of the Influence of the Group Interests on the Political Decision-making in the PRC and the USA: Trade War Case.


Arseny Boreev. “Chinese Factor” in its Global and Regional Dimensions. Chapter 10. Pp. 265-286 in: China’s Development Model: Appraisals, Discussions, Prognostications (Model’ Razvitiya Sovremennogo Kitaya: Otsenky, Diskussii, Prognozi) / Ed. by Alexei D. Voskressenski. Moscow: MGIMO University: Strategic Studies Publishing House, 2019. – 736 p.

Boreev, Arseny P. Sravnitel’nyy analiz politicheskikh rezhimov KNR i Kitayskoy Respubliki na ostrove Tayvan’ (Comparative Analysis of Political Regimes in People’s Republic of China (PRC) and Republic of China (ROC)) // Comparative Politics Russia, 2019, No. 3, pp. 77-96. DOI: 10.24411/2221-3279-2019-10043

Gallimilin A.M. 2021. MA, MGIMO University. Research theme: Transformation of Foreign Policy Line of the PRC in the UN Security Council.


Galimullin, Arthur M. Evolyutsiya vneshnepoliticheskoy linii KNR v Sovete bezopasnosti OON (The PRC’s UNSC Policy Evolution) // Comparative Politics Russia, 2021, No. 3, pp. 186-191. DOI: 10.24411/2221-3279-2021-10035

Tony Lei Nang. 2021. M.A., The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen, PRC. Research theme: Illiberalism, Populism and Democracy; Dual-Circulation, RMB Internationalization and Inequality, research editions based on program’s needs + improvement of working skills of processing details consistent and conscientious, both in English and Chinese.

Ka-Ho Wong. 2022—. Caritas Institute of Higher Education, HK, PRC. Research Theme: Great Power Asymmetry (Russia-China Relations, Eurasian Studies, and Russian Foreign Policy) and its Implications for IR.


Wong, K. (2018). “Analysis of Chinese Narrative of World Order and Foreign Policy: Is China a Revisionist or Reformist Power?”. Comparative Politics Russia, 9 (3), pp. 154-161.

Non-Resident Research Projects Association with the Centre for Comprehensive Chinese Studies and Regional Projects (MGIMO) and / or peer-reviewed journal “Comparative Politics Russia”:

Hriday Ch. Sarma, 2019. MA, U. of Mumbai, India; Research Theme: Rebuilding the Stillwell Road as a ‘Smart Energy Corridor’ connecting Northeast India with China.


Sarma, Hriday Ch. Turning the International North-South Corridor into a “Digital Corridor” // Comparative Politics Russia, 2018, No. 4, pp. 124-138. DOI: 10.24411/2221-3279-2018-10008.

Yang Cheng, 2020. Shanghai University of International Studies, PRC.

Feng Yujun, 2020. Institute of International Studies, Fudan University, PRC.

Research Theme: Russia, China and World Order.


Yujun Feng. The “Post-Pandemic Era” World Order and Russia’s Strategic Choice // Comparative Politics Russia, 2021, No. 3, pp. 123-141. DOI: 10.24411/2221-3279-2021-10032


Peer-reviewed theoretical and empirical journal "Comparative Politics Russia" is dedicated to the problems of political life in Russia and the whole world. It covers the comparative world politics and geopolitics, spatial dimension of world politics and international relations, comparative world regional studies and relations between the legislative, judicial and executive bodies, political elites and other political actors, as well as such issues as the evolvement of a rule-of-law state and civil society, democratization and democratic transition, modernization and political regimes, interconnections between foreign and internal policies, structural reforms of political, electoral and party systems.

According to the decision of the Higher Attestation Commission of the Russian Ministry of Education the academic periodical "Comparative Politics Russia" was included into the list of the leading peer-reviewed academic journals, where PhD theses and findings (for the degrees of Candidate of Science and Doctor of Science) on specializations 23.00.00 – Political Science и 07.00.00 – History and Archaeology are recommended for publication.

Journal is indexed in Web of Science (Emerging Sources Citation Index).

Founder and Editor-in-Chief – Professor Alexei D. Voskressenski

Full information on the Journal is available at the official Internet page: mgimo.ru/about/structure/period/comparpolit/

Archives of all the issues in open-access: cyberleninka.ru/journal/n/sravnitelnaya-politika?i=1096801

International Editorial Board

Editor-in-Chief / Founder
Alexei D. Voskressenski, Dr. of Political Science,
PhD (University of Manchester), PhD (Institute of Far Eastern Studies), Professor

Deputy Editor-in-Chief
Ekaterina V. Koldunova, Cand. of Political Science, Associate Professor

Editorial Board of the Issue
Ekaterina V. Koldunova
Aleksandr V. Lomanov
Valery G. Ledyaev
Arseny P. Boreev
Denis A. Kuznetsov

Executive Secretary Denis A. Kuznetsov, Cand. of Political Science

Executive Secretary (online version) Igor Yu. Okunev, Cand. of Political Science, Associate Professor

  • Tatiana A. Alekseeva, Dr. of Philosophy, Professor, MGIMO University, Moscow, Russia
  • Viacheslav Ya. Belokrenitsky, Dr. of History, Professor, Institute for Oriental Studies, RAS, Moscow, Russia
  • Alexei D. Bogaturov, Dr. of Political Science, Professor, Moscow, Russia
  • Ayse Dietrich, Professor, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey
  • Alisher Faizullaev, Professor, University of World Economics and Diplomacy of Uzbekistan, Tashkent, Uzbekistan
  • Gaye Christoffersen, Professor, Johns Hopkins University, Nanjing Center, Nanjing, USA-China
  • Zhao Huasheng, Professor, Fudan University, Shanghai, P.R. China
  • Mikhail V. Ilyin, Dr. of Political Science, Professor, Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia
  • Akihiro Iwashita, Professor, University of Hokkaido, Sapporo, Japan
  • Aigil Kulnazarova, Ph.D. Professor of International Relations and International Law School of Global Studies, Tama University, Japan
  • Viktor L. Larin, Dr. of History, Professor, Academician, RAS
  • Marina M. Lebedeva, Dr. of Political Science, Professor, MGIMO University, Moscow, Russia
  • Chintamani Mahapatra, Professor at School of International Studies and Rector, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India
  • Victor P. Makarenko, Dr. of Political Science, Dr. of Philosophy, Professor, Southern Federal University, Rostov-on-Don, Russia
  • Vasily V. Mikheev, Dr. of Economics, Academician, RAS, Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Moscow, Russia
  • Efim I. Pivovar, Dr. of History, Professor, Corresponding Member RAS, Russian State university for the Humanities, Moscow, Russia
  • Evgeny V. Popov, Cand. of Law, LL.M (University of Essex), Associate Professor, MGIMO University, Moscow, Russia
  • Klaus Segbers, Professor, Free University of Berlin, Germany
  • Tatiana A. Shakleina, Dr. pf Political Science, Professor, MGIMO University, Moscow, Russia
  • Chih-yu Shih, Professor (Political Science), National Taiwan and National Sun Yat-sen University, National Chair Professor Life-time
  • Valety D. Solovej, Dr. of History, Writer, Moscow, Russia
  • Lyudmila I. Sherstova, Dr. of History, Professor, Tomsk State University, Tomsk, Russia
  • Leonid V. Smorgunove, Dr. of Political Science, Professor, Saint Petersburg State university, Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • Marina V. Strezhneva, Dr. of Political Science, PhD (University of Manchester), Professor, Institute of World Economy and International Relations, RAS, Moscow, Russia
  • Dmitry V. Stel’tsov, Dr. of History, Professor, MGIMO University, Moscow, Russia
  • Ivan N. Timofeev, Cand. of Political Science, Associate Professor, Russian International Affairs Council, Moscow, Russia
  • Anne de Tinguy, Professor, Sciences Po, Paris, France
  • Jeanne L. Wilson, Emeritus Professor, Wheaton College; Research Associate, Harvard University, USA
  • Elizabeth Wishnick, Professor, Montclair State University; Senior Research Scholar, Columbia University, USA
  • Yu-Shan Wu, Professor, Institute of Political Science, Academia Sinica, Taipei City, Taiwan, China
  • Li Xing, Professor, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, P.R. China
  • Alexander Zhebit, Professor, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Viktoria I. Zhuravleva, Dr. of History, Professor, Russian State University for the Humanities, Moscow, Russia
  • Charles E. Ziegler, Professor, University of Louisville, USA
  • Olga V. Zinevich, Dr. of Philosophy, Professor, Novosibirsk State Technical University, Novosibirsk, Russia





  • 中国发展模式及其关键的政治、经济和社会特征,其强项与弱项;
  • 中华人民共和国政治体制转型、精英轮换、力量分布变化、思想政治斗争;
  • 中华人民共和国的对内政策、政治方针变化、经济及社会政策;
  • 中华文明基本原理;
  • 中华文明的思想原型,中国各个地区内的现代中国意识形态;
  • 中国的民族政策,民族间关系,宗教与中国宗教政策;
  • 中华人民共和国外交战略,中国同世界各地区及主要大国关系,中国在一体化、跨国界、区域和跨区域进程中的参与;
  • 比较视角下中国国家区域发展项目实施中的成功与困难;
  • 中国发展模式中的区域主义、全球化及跨区域主义战略和实践;
  • 中国的区域主义模式,中国对世界体系结构的认识;全球秩序转型,中国的区域秩序方案与其他区域秩序;
  • 一体化进程,比较视角下主要的欧亚及中国区域一体化项目;
  • 亚洲地区的国际关系及其中国中心主义/非中国中心主义的阐释形式;经济一体化的地区性方案,安全问题,主要发展趋势及模式,不同文明间的协作,亚洲地区秩序的转型;
  • 欧亚地区主要力量的合作与竞争,以及大区域协作体系的构建;
  • 俄罗斯在欧亚和亚洲地区的角色,俄罗斯在上述地区的政策及其参加区域和跨区域项目的潜力和风险;俄中关系。

A.D.沃斯克列谢恩斯基(А.Д.Воскресенский, Alexei D. Voskressenski, 華可勝),现在莫斯科国际关系大学总和性汉学和区域项目研究中心主任,前任政治学系系主任, 东方学研究室室主任,博士,博士生(后)导师,《比较政治》(RSCI,Web of Sciences)杂志创刊主编,俄罗斯教育部国际区域学教学指导委员会主席,俄罗斯联邦共和国远东发展部公共理事会会员,中俄友协理事会副会长。《国际进程》、《远东问题》等俄罗斯权威期刊编委。获俄罗斯政治学学会学术奖(2008年)、俄罗斯"社会思想"国家奖(2011年)、俄罗斯联邦政府教育与科学国家贡献奖(2014年)。1989年获苏联科学院远东问题研究所世界和亚洲历史副博士学位,1997年获英国曼彻斯特大学哲学博士(Ph.D.)学位,1998年获俄罗斯科学院远东问题研究所政治科学博士 (Dr. Pol. Sc.)学位,先后在复旦大学、新加坡国立大学、美国马里兰大学、法语联盟(巴黎)、北京师范大学进修访学。独立与合作出版著作50余部,在俄罗斯、美国、英国、法国、中国、日本、新加坡,韩国等共发表论文450多篇。研究领域:世界区域学、国际关系理论、国际关系,亚洲问题研究,俄罗斯对外战略、中国历史, 中俄美三角形关系及它们对全球化和区域化影响。


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Ph.D. (Cand.Polit.Sc.) in International Relations


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