KAS & DIIS Webinar: "Russia, China, and intensifying geopolitics in Northern Europe"

Welcome to this webinar co-arranged by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) and the Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS)! The discussion will be moderated by Kristian Fischer, director of DIIS.



15:00 Welcome and opening remarks from Gabriele Baumann, Head of the KAS Nordic Countries Project.

15:05 Individual presentations
Martin Kragh: “Russia and the Nordics”.

Luke Patey: “China in Europe's North: Geopolitical tensions and economic competition after Covid-19”.

Frank Jüris: “Handing over EU’s strategic infrastructure to China: the Talsinki tunnel and Arctic Connect”.

15:30 Discussion

16:00 Q&A through Zoom’s Q&A-function

16:30 End of the Webinar

Please note that attendance is limited to 100 attendees, attendees will be admitted in order of registration. For inquiries, please contact Richard Forsén at

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  • Martin Kragh
    • Head of Programme and Senior Research Fellow at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs (UI)
  • Luke Patey
    • Senior Researcher at the Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS)
  • Frank Jüris
    • Junior Research Fellow at the Estonian Foreign Policy Institute (ICDS)

Richard Forsén

Nordische Länder

Project Coordinator and Research Associate +46 (0) 8 611 7000

Gabriele Baumann

Gabriele Baumann

Head of the KAS Office Nordic countries +46 (0) 8 611 7000