Tanoto Foundation AsiaGlobal Fellow
Founder and Director
China-Eurasia Council for Political and Strategic Research
Mher D Sahakyan is the founder and director of the China-Eurasia Council for Political and Strategic Research, Armenia. He is the founder of the annual international conference Eurasian Research on Modern China and Eurasia, and founder of Armenia and China Forum. He is an elected advisory board member of the International Institute for Peace (IIP), Austria. He is editor of China and Eurasian Powers in Multipolar World Order: Security, Diplomacy, Economy and Cybersecurity, which will be published by Routledge in March 2023.
Mher holds a doctorate in international relations from China’s Nanjing University and is now a lecturer at the Russian-Armenian University, Yerevan State University and the National Academy of Sciences of Armenia. In Armenia, Mher initiated an annual special course Rethinking China’s Foreign Policy for young specialists. He has many publications, including articles for the AsiaGlobal Online. He is the author of the book China’s Belt and Road Initiative and Armenia, which was published in Armenian and in Russian. He is also author of “The New Great Power Competition in Central Asia: Opportunities and Challenges for the Gulf”, a contribution published in 2021 by the Anwar Gargash Diplomatic Academy in the United Arab Emirates. He is co-editor (with Heinz Gärtner) of China and Eurasia: Rethinking Cooperation and Contradictions in the Era of Changing World Order, which was published by Routledge in September 2021.
Mher has presented his researches in many conferences at the Eastern Economic Forum, IIP, University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, Moscow State University, Shanghai University, University of Edinburgh, King’s College London, Academic Council on the United Nations System, Delegation of the EU to China, Institute of Far Eastern Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, etc.
His research as an AsiaGlobal Fellow will focus on analyzing China’s pivot towards Eurasia and its impact on the changing world order.