Russia and the Asia-Pacific Region

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October 6, 2017

In 1947, several months before official claiming of Indian Independence, Soviet Union became the very first nation acknowledged New India. In 1971 Moscow and Delhi signed Treaty on Peace, Friendship and Cooperation which was resumed in 1993 due to Soviet…

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October 6, 2017

Сlimate change is one of the main global problems of our times. The scale and frequency of ecological disasters has been only increasing, all the while disrupting the environment of numerous places on Earth. Under such conditions people often have to…

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December 26, 2016

Those, mostly in Japan, who expected that the two leaders would, at one stroke, resolve the decades-old territorial dispute, were disappointed. In another disappointment, Putin politely declined to bathe with Abe in Nagato’s famed hot springs…

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December 19, 2016

After the adoption of UN Security Council Resolutions 2270 of March 2, 2016 and 2321 of November 30, 2016, there appear many assumptions about North Korean collapse in near future. Experts in the West consider this collapse as probable and even very…

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September 14, 2016

For many years now North Korea has been relentlessly trying to perfect its nuclear program by conducting four nuclear tests and developing ballistic missiles that could be topped with nuclear warheads. A Russian regional security expert in…

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February 28, 2016

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…

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January 11, 2016

Russia's budget deficit could reach 1.5 trillion rubles (US$21.7 billion) in 2016 with an oil price baseline of US$40 a barrel, Deputy Finance Minister Maxim Oreshkin was quoted by Interfax as saying. But now, the oil price has fallen to its…

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August 26, 2015

Nowadays, Russia is the global leader in the number of nuclear energy blocks under commissioning abroad. The state company Rosatom has been building 18 nuclear power blocks. The high competitiveness is based upon sophisticated modern technologies, all…

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August 24, 2015

The last 2014 was rich in events, substantially changed international situation in the world. This also applies to russian-north korean relations, which has been given new impulse. It is illustrated by intensification of visits to Russia the DPRK`s…

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August 12, 2015

On 13 July 2015 Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a legislation establishing Vladivostok Free Port. One of effects of the new law is the introduction of the on-arrival visa regime in Vladivostok[i]. This can promote tourism from Japan. …

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April 8, 2015

Kim Jong-un is scheduled to visit Moscow this May as one of the Kremlin's numerous guests of honor for the 70th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany. This will be his first visit abroad since he succeeded his father Kim Jong-il…

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April 6, 2015

This eastward drive has been in the making for quite a while. In the second half of the 2000s, Moscow began taking steps to develop the long-neglected Russian Far East, expand economic cooperation with East Asia, and diversify away from…

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In your opinion, what are the US long-term goals for Russia?

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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  
     2 (2%)
 
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