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Andrey Gubin: Shall we secure DPRK to be secured?

Recent 2 years there were some rumors in world media and blogosphere that North Korean leadership had been conducting remarkable economic reforms. However this hardly is true – perhaps we can say only Labour Party elite recognizes crisis of command administrative system and tries to enhance export production as well as ease burden of obligatory labour. North Korean regime doesn’t care much on economic development mostly due to ideological limitations. Acting economy pattern cannot improve...

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28.02.2016 13:32:00

Andrey Gubin: Russian Initiatives On Atomic Energy Within The Asia Pacific

... most popular export product is 3rd generation light water reactor. The gross sum of contracts in 2014 exceeded 100 billion USD and demand tends to grow up as there is an evident need for reliable source of alternative energy among developing countries. Asia Pacific or even broader Indo-Pacific reckon on rising economies as the main source of sustainable growth. Rosatom claims the integrated services as the main competitive advantage. It includes building plant and grids, training personnel, regular ...

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26.08.2015 09:53:00

Is there a role for Russia to play in the South China Sea?

This article was originally published at Russia Direct. It is now clear that China’s struggle to prevent the internationalization of the South China Sea dispute has been a complete and utter failure. Non-claimant states such as India and Japan, not to mention the U.S., all have their eyes on (and sometimes their hands in) the time bomb that this maritime region may prove to be. In the meantime, Russia has once again proclaimed its own Asia-Pacific pivot as a way of compensating for the...

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02.06.2015 16:35:00

The changing nature of Russia-Southeast Asia relations

This piece was originally published on Russia Beyond the Headlines. When Moscow was celebrating the 70th Anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War in early May, it was the pompous military parade and Xi Jinping’s visit that attracted all the attention of global media. Those following Southeast Asian affairs also noticed that Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang was also attending the festivities, reaffirming the traditional friendship and strategic partnership between Russia and...

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19.05.2015 14:58:00

The Great Lee Forward

This piece was originally published on Russia Beyond the Headlines. It’s OK to be jealous of Lee Kuan Yew. The late Prime Minister of Singapore was the hero of the ultimate country-sized success story. For any leader of the developing world, the title of his political testimony – From the Third World to the First – represents a headline for the biography of their dreams. Southeast Asian politicians will look up to Lee as one who was able to use a firm grip on power to make a powerhouse...

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24.03.2015 12:21:00

What if there is no Asian arms race?

This piece was originally published on Russia Beyond the Headlines. A top Chinese official said this week that the country’s military budget will grow 10 percent in 2015. The news added fuel to the ongoing discussion about the rumored Asian arms race, which could potentially spark a regional war. But when is an arms race not actually an arms race? The media mainstream has long gotten used to the idea that East Asia is gradually slipping into a regional military conflict, with China pumping...

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16.03.2015 16:46:00

Chris Miller: Russia’s Second Asian Pivot

... economic development in Siberia and the Soviet Far East, and calling for more exports—the economic motor that had driven development in other East Asian countries. But increased trade was only possible if the Soviet Union played an active role in the Asia Pacific region. Gorbachev argued that Soviet citizens needed to take Asia more seriously. The reasons were geography and economics. “Many major states of the world,” Gorbachev argued, “including the United States, India, China, ...

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12.03.2015 06:39:00

Why a strong ASEAN is in Russia’s interests

This piece was originally published on Russia Beyond the Headlines. With the recent confrontation over Ukraine and the attendant sanctions giving it little room for economic manoeuver with the West, Moscow is pivoting to the east and pursuing a policy of expanding commercial ties with Asia. However, with territorial disputes in the region threatening economic cooperation, Russia is looking for greater unity and purpose from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Though many complain...

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04.03.2015 12:16:00

Peter Gordon: "East of Eden - The RFE and the Asian Economic Miracle"

Seen at least from the perspective of East Asia, the Russian Far East (RFE) is very much the odd man out when it comes to the regional economic miracle of the last generation. There are multiple reasons for the RFE having largely missed this boat, but it cannot be put down merely to the legacy of Socialism, for Heilongjiang across the border has managed to enrich itself greatly. Deficiencies in institutions — such as the rule of law — are hindrances, but again, China has managed. Nor...

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04.03.2015 09:14:00

Is Russia an Asian Power?

This article was originally published in The Diplomat Moscow has long declared its own Asian pivot, yet despite deteriorating Western relations Russia has yet to prove it is at home in the Asia Pacific. As the rule of Russian czars spread to the East from Moscow into the sparsely populated Siberian wilderness, Russia became less European and more Eurasian in terms of geography. Founded in 1860, the city of Vladivostok (i.e. “ruler ...

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18.11.2014 11:38:00

Andrey Gubin: Is there a naval arms race in the Asia Pacific?

... effective in task forces formed under the main battle task: anti-aircraft and ballistic missile defence; anti-submarine and surface ships warfare; supporting the amphibious operation or suppressing enemy’s military and economic infrastructure. In the Asia Pacific Aegis-equipped ships are deployed by the USA, Japan and Republic of Korea. There are plans in Australia, Canada, Taiwan to build such destroyers. Moreover China and Russia have Aegis analogs of indigenous design. It’s notable that Aegis-equipped ...

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22.09.2014 07:44:00

Japan Exempted from Russian Countermeasures: Russian-Japanese Partnership Reaffirmed

Kazushige Kobayashi is a doctoral student in International Relations at the Geneva Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Switzerland, and a research fellow with the Europe-Asia Programme at the Balkan Security Agenda in Serbia. He holds Bachelor of Economics from Tohoku University in Japan, Master in International Affairs from the Geneva Graduate Institute, and has also studied at University of California at Davis and Moscow State Institute of International Relations. ...

Кобаяси Кадзусигэ
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07.08.2014 18:12:00

Opening The Sanction Magicbox: Myth of Japanese Sanction Against Russia

Kazushige Kobayashi is a doctoral student in International Relations at the Geneva Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Switzerland, and a research fellow with the Europe-Asia Programme at the Balkan Security Agenda in Serbia. He holds Bachelor of Economics from Tohoku University in Japan, Master in International Affairs from the Geneva Graduate Institute, and has also studied at University of California at Davis and Moscow State Institute of International Relations. ...

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21.07.2014 12:15:00

Enabling the Dragon: China's Foreign Policy between Thucydides and Sun Tzu

... "just-because-I-can" logic, often characteristic of authoritarian leaders in internal policy. That is why Chinese political "generosity" can be seen as a form of commitment to restraint in power use over smaller states of the world and the Asia Pacific. Surprisingly, this blatantly Western concept has a lot in common with the traditional Chinese approach to regional countries. Unlike the Westphalian system where formally equal states do not enjoy real-life equality, the Chinese-centered ...

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12.03.2014 13:14:00

Over the Sixty-Eight-Year Battle of Prestige –Revealing Hidden Dimensions of the Southern Kuril Territorial Dispute Settlement

From 1945 to date, the southern Kuril Islands (particularly Iturp, Kunashir, Shikotan, and Habamai) have been a very frontier of Russo-Japanese battle of prestige. Over the last sixty-eight years, uncountable proposals to resolve the dispute have emerged from both sides; nevertheless, they all were torn apart by political unwillingness. Most recently, Japanese newspaper Asahi Shinbun reported on August 9 that the negotiation over the territorial dispute settlement would be reopened on 19 August in...

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11.09.2013 17:52:00

Alliance Redefined – Shanghai Cooperation Organization and the Changing Landscape of Eurasian Geopolitics

The Soviet Union did not lose the Cold War; it was the United States who lost the Soviet Union. After the Soviet disintegration, it was America who felt a huge hole of nostalgia in her heart while the U.S. remained an important global power to new Russia. Historically, the U.S. has built its unprecedented prosperity through strategically countering its prime enemy of each time; first it was the British Empire, then the Soviet Union after the World War II, and today the honorable seat of recognition...

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05.09.2013 16:56:00

Look, who is the best friend of Russia in Japan? –An economic consequence of Japanese election 2013 on Russia-Japan relations

The demise of the Cold War urged us to grow our brain out of the simplified friend-foe dichotomy. Reintegrating herself into an increasingly globalized world of the 21st century, Russia as well as any other country cannot think in an outdated framework of “you are either with us or against us.” Yet, we also must not dismiss the fact that there is a substantial difference between friendship and best-friendship. Therefore, for Russia to develop stable and favorable economic relations with...

Кобаяси Кадзусигэ
Опубликовано:
19.08.2013 17:59:00

Wait, New Japan Just Forgot About Russia? –A political consequence of Japanese election 2013 on Russia-Japan relations

The returning Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) have successfully regain full control over the upper and lower congresses of Japan in July 2013; now they are equipped with an ever-mightier momentum and democratic mandate to push forward agendas of the most pressing national importance. In Russia as well as abroad, the result of Abe’s landslide winning provoked a variety of discussions; yet, a few international analyses have outlined how the election was...

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Опубликовано:
16.08.2013 17:10:00

Who Makes What in Japan –An Insight of Japanese Policymaking System

On July 2013, the Liberal Democratic Party of Japan (LDP) won general election of the upper house by landslide and achieved its full control over both the upper congress (参議院: House of Councilors) and lower congress (衆議院: House of Representatives) of Japan. After coming through a period of unpopularity, fragmentation, and total political destruction, the LDP finally restored its historic influence over Japanese foreign and economic policymaking. Many foreign experts and business persons welcomed...

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Опубликовано:
10.08.2013 02:57:00

Unfinished War? –Why Russia and Japan are still at “the state of war” after half a century

At an international summer program of MGIMO (Russian Foreign Ministry Moscow State Institute of International Relations), more than a few professors mentioned that Russia and Japan are still technically “at the state of war” since there has been no conclusive peace treaty signed after the World War II. The statement brought an apparent surprise to many participants, although a majority of them were students and specialists in international affairs with specific expertise in Russian foreign...

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Опубликовано:
06.08.2013 16:02:00

 

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  1. Korean Peninsula Crisis Has no Military Solution. How Can It Be Solved?
    Demilitarization of the region based on Russia-China "Dual Freeze" proposal  
     36 (35%)
    Restoring multilateral negotiation process without any preliminary conditions  
     27 (26%)
    While the situation benefits Kim Jong-un's and Trump's domestic agenda, there will be no solution  
     22 (21%)
    Armed conflict still cannot be avoided  
     12 (12%)
    Stonger deterrence on behalf of the U.S. through modernization of military infrastructure in the region  
     4 (4%)
    Toughening economic sanctions against North Korea  
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