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Marcin Kaczmarski

Marcin Kaczmarski

Lecturer in Security Studies, University of Glasgow
Dr Marcin Kaczmarski is a lecturer in the School of Social & Political Sciences, University of Glasgow. In his research, he focuses on Russia-China relations, Russia’s foreign and security policy, comparative regionalism, and the role of emerging powers in international politics. Dr Kaczmarski is the author of Russia-China relations in the post-crisis international order (Routledge 2015) and published articles in leading academic journals, including Survival, International Affairs, International Politics and Europe-Asia Studies. Prior to joining the University of Glasgow, he was a visiting scholar at the Chengchi University in Taiwan, the Slavic-Eurasian Research Center in Japan, the Aleksanteri Institute in Finland and the Kennan Institute in Washington, DC. He combined research and teaching at the University of Warsaw with policy-oriented analysis for the Finnish Institute of International Affairs in Helsinki and the Centre for Eastern Studies in Warsaw. He can be reached at [email protected] and followed on Twitter @M_Kaczmarski.

Global Geopolitics Series

Beijing is walking a fine line between support for Russia and not angering the west too much

May 20, 2024 09:09 am UTC| Insights & Views

Russias Vladimir Putin and Chinas Xi Jinping have announced they will work together more closely to offset US pressure as part of Putins two-day state visit to China. Putin is seeking to firm up his relationship with...

Putin and Xi: Beijing Belt and Road meeting highlighted Russia’s role as China’s junior partner

Oct 25, 2023 05:34 am UTC| Politics

The third Belt and Road Forum held in Beijing recently attracted fewer heads of state or senior officials than the previous forums in 2017 and 2019. There were 11 European presidents and prime ministers at the 2019 forum....

Global Geopolitics Series

Ukraine invasion: why China is more likely to support Russia than in the past

Feb 26, 2022 10:01 am UTC| Insights & Views

Chinas general approach to Russian actions in its neighbouring regions has been to minimise its involvement. After Russia invaded Georgia in 2008, Beijing refused to recognise declarations of independence by the de facto...

Global Geopolitics Series

Russia and China's growing 'friendship' is more a public relations exercise than a new world order

Feb 08, 2022 03:37 am UTC| Politics

Against the backdrop of a western diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Winter Olympics, China and Russia have marked the occasion by showing off their increasingly close relationship. Russias president Vladimir Putin posed...

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Economy

Russia Poised for Aggressive 200 Basis Points Rate Hike to Tame Inflation

Russias central bank is set to raise its key interest rate by 200 basis points to 18% on July 26, according to a Reuters poll. The move aims to combat soaring inflation, currently at 9.2%, and cool the overheated...

China Cuts Key Interest Rates to Boost Economy After Disappointing Party Meeting

Chinas central bank has cut key interest rates to support the economy after a major Communist Party meeting disappointed investors by not announcing short-term stimulus measures. The rate cuts aim to bolster borrowing and...

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Donald Trump's Tariff Threat Looms: China Faces Economic Decoupling Fears

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Politics

Kamala Harris’ Direct Approach on Abortion Poised to Influence 2024 Congressional and White House Races

With President Joe Biden stepping aside from the 2024 presidential race, Vice President Kamala Harris has taken the helm, bringing a forthright stance on abortion rights that Democrats hope will resonate with voters....

Hillary Clinton Champions Kamala Harris, Predicts She Will 'Prosecute A Compelling Case' Against Donald Trump

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Donald Trump 'Regrets' Choosing J.D. Vance as Running Mate Amid Joe Biden Withdrawal Controversy

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Donald Trump Considered RFK Jr. for Key Role in Potential Second Trump Administration, Sources Say

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Science

SpaceX Completes Heat Shield Upgrade for Starship Ahead of Critical Flight 5 Test

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SpaceX's New EVA Spacesuits Pass Testing for Historic Commercial Spacewalk

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NASA and SpaceX Reveal $843M Plan to Deorbit ISS Safely in 2031

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SpaceX Reveals Cause of Falcon 9 Anomaly After Engine Failure and RUD Incident

SpaceX announced a liquid oxygen leak caused the Falcon 9s second-stage engine failure, resulting in a RUD. Despite the anomaly, the second stage was passivated successfully. SpaceX Identifies Liquid Oxygen Leak as...

Technology

Elon Musk ‘Surprised’ If Tesla FSD Isn’t ‘Unsupervised’ by Next Year, Predicts Regulatory Shift

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iPhone SE 4 Mass Production Kicks Off This October, Early 2025 Release Expected

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Musk's Poll: Should Tesla Invest $5 Billion in xAI? Early Votes Show Strong Support

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Tesla Triples Cybertruck Production, Aims for 2025 Profitability

Tesla has announced a tripling of Cybertruck production rates, with a target of profitability by 2025. Tripled Cybertruck Production to Drive Profitability As part of its Shareholder Deck for Q2 2024, Tesla revised...
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