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About Li Lifan

Li LIfan is an an Associate Research Professor at Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences (SASS), Deputy Secretary-General of Centre for Shanghai Cooperation Organization Studies at SASS, and Council member of Shanghai Society of Russia and Central Asia.

Articles by Li Lifan

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Decision time for Central Asia: Russia or China?

Vladimir Putin’s attempts to draw the countries of central Asia into his fledgling Eurasian Union creates a dilemma for some of them: if they take up his offer, they might lose their valuable trading links with China. Li Lifan and Raffaello Pantucci discuss their options.

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