Amid an ongoing sanctions war with the West, Russia is struggling to enhance its role in the vast Asia-Pacific region in an effort which can be overshadowed by China’s One Belt One Road
About the Speaker
Sergei Strokan is a Moscow-based geopolitical analyst and observer with Russia’s “Kommersant” Publishing House. He is also a host of “Red Line”, a weekly analytical programme broadcast by Sputnik International and an author of Troika Report, published by Russia Beyond the Headlines (RBTH) media company. Since 1982, he has published several thousand articles in leading Russian and international media. From 1996 to 2002, he was a regular contributor to Outlook magazine (India).
Mr Strokan graduated from the Institute of Afro-Asian Studies at Moscow State University in 1982 with a diploma of Indologist (interpreter from Tamil language.) From 1979 to 1980, he studied in Madurai Kamaraj University (Madurai) under the Soviet-Indian students exchange programme, and translated the classical Tamil poetry collection “Padinenkizhkanakku”.
A member of the Union of Russian Writers and the Union of Russian Journalists, Mr Strokan is also a regular contributor to leading international electronic and print media, including Aljazeera, BBC World, CNN, and CCTV.