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Moscow, Russia—A UPF webinar on international transport corridors discussed the potential of Arctic transport routes to connect East Asia with Europe.

"The International Peace Highway Project and Transport Interconnectedness in Eurasia: Arctic Routes" was held on July 7, 2022, attracting an estimated 32,000 viewers online.

Within the framework of the International Peace Highway project, international transport corridors in various regions of the world, including Russia and Eurasia, are being considered. Discussions of Arctic transport routes include the modernization and use of the Northern Sea Route, seen as a reliable route—and the shortest route—connecting East Asia and Europe.

The host of the webinar was Maria Nazarova, the president of UPF in Russia.

There were two speakers:

Dr. Vladimir Petrovsky, the chief researcher at the Russian-Chinese Center of the Institute of the Far East of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Dr. Petrovsky is a doctor of political science, a full member of the Russian Academy of Military Sciences and a senior advisor to the Asian Economic Cooperation Fund. He is a member of the editorial boards of the journals Diplomatic Service, International Journal of Asian Economics, International Journal on World Peace and others. He has authored four monographs and numerous articles on international regime theory, multilateral security mechanisms in the Asia-Pacific and Euro-Atlantic regions, civil-military relations and security sector reform, international peacekeeping and conflict resolution; personal security and development assistance.

Dr. Ekaterina Labetskaya, a leading researcher of the sector of general problems of international relations, and a member of the Department of International Political Problems of the E.M. Primakov National Research Institute of World Economy and International Relations of the Russian Academy of Sciences.


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