The Concerned Africans Forum, University of Johannesburg Confucius Institute and the SARChI Chair: African Foreign Policy and Diplomacy at the University of Johannesburg cordially invite you to a Public Dialogue on: The New Cold War or the continuation of the Old Cold War? Conceptualising the current Western anti-Russia campaign.
Upon the fall of the Soviet Union, relations between the West and the Russian Federation could be described as an awkward embrace at best. But over the past decade or so, the two sides have gone from this state of relative cordiality to one of mutual suspicion, leading many to conclude that we are in the epoch of a New Cold War characterised by proxy warfare, espionage and machinations around trade. What is at the root of this East-West strain? Why have the West and Moscow not finally found one another despite somewhat promising signs at the dawn of a post-USSR era? And are we indeed in a new Cold War, indeed did the previous one ever end? These are some of the issues to be dealt with in this timely seminar by one of the leading experts on Russian foreign policy.
CHAIR: Dr Essop Pahad - Concerned Africans Forum (CAF)
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Professor Alex Mezyaev - University of Management TISBI, Kazan, Russia
GUEST SPEAKER: Prof Wally Serote
DISCUSSANT: Professor Chris Landsberg - University of Johannesburg
DATE: Wednesday 30 May 2018
TIME: 16:30 for 17:00 to 19:00
VENUE: UJ APK Library, Level 5