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Waterworld: Moscow Betting on the South China Sea

Keeping a low profile does not necessarily mean indifference Troubled waters in South China Sea The waters of the South China Sea are troubled. The latest weeks have not been that quiet in that geopolitical area. On the one side, the Spratly Islands continue to be under the spotlight , as Chinese vessels have been detected by the Philippines within its exclusive economic zone (EEZ). On the other side, Manila’s coast guard has lately been engaged in a naval drill in the disputed waters. President...

11.05.2021

1st Roundtable within the RIAC–KF 2021 Next Generation Policy Experts Network Joint Project

... into a broader regional context. During the main session Ekaterina Koldunova, Associate Professor at the Department of Asian and African Studies and Acting Director of the ASEAN Centre, MGIMO University, and Anastasia Pyatachkova, Deputy Head of the Asia-Pacific Department at the Centre for Comprehensive European and International Studies, Higher School of Economics, spoke from the Russian side. The Korean side was represented by Beom Shik Shin, Director of the Center for Eurasian & Central Asian ...

20.04.2021

Revisiting Canada-Russia Relations: A New Paradigm for a Multipolar World

... initial post-Cold War decades dominated by a triumphant West, membership in NATO gave Canada a “seat at the table” alongside other leading powers such as the US, the UK, and France. Yet as global power shifts eastward, Canada must recognize that Asia-Pacific geopolitics will be structured differently than the Euro-Atlantic dynamics to which it has grown accustomed. This comes with implications for how Canada should approach relations with regional actors. No monolithic bloc or “Asian NATO” ...

19.04.2021

Webinar “65th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations between Russia and the Kingdom of Cambodia”

... terrorism and drug trafficking. Nevertheless, there is considerable scope for expanding bilateral ties. Untapped bilateral potential requires careful analysis in search of common opportunities and new prospects. Amidst changing strategic environment in the Asia-Pacific and growing tensions between China and the United States, Russia — Cambodia coordination in the international arena becomes increasingly relevant. Cooperation in multilateral formats could also contribute to the advancement of both countries’ ...

16.03.2021

Eastern Direction of Russian Foreign Policy

... the public opinion reasons for concern. But in the end, an inadequate and distorted picture of Russian diplomacy is taking shape, while one of its basic principles says that it ought to be multi-directional. It is also true that East Asia, the entire Asia-Pacific region makes comparatively less “noise” and attracts less attention. But this is precisely one of its advantages: there is more stability both domestically and internationally. The states in the region have learned to establish close ...

16.03.2021

Experts Discuss the Near Future of the Asia Pacific Region

At the final event of the year dedicated to the Asia Pacific, leading Russian researchers of the field shared their assessments of the most significant trends of 2020 and tried to forecast regional developments in the upcoming year On December 24, 2020 the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) held a webinar “Russia and the Asia Pacific region in 2021”. At the final event of the year dedicated to the Asia Pacific, leading Russian researchers of the field shared their assessments of the most...

24.12.2020

Shinzo Abe’s Indo-Pacific Doctrine: The Foundation of Japan’s Future Foreign Policy

One would hope that Japan will be further interested in preventing the Indo-Pacific concept from transforming into an additional source of tension in Russia–Japan relations Shinzo Abe’s recent decision to step down as Prime Minister has been one of the most noteworthy international events of recent times. This news, however, came from a country where the early resignation of a prime minister is nothing out of the ordinary. In some ways, it is almost routine. For example, when Shinzo Abe resigned...

18.09.2020

Australia and New Zealand as Asia-Pacific International Actors

Australia and New Zealand appear to be excellent actors for mediation in the many regional disputes present in the region For a long time, Australia and New Zealand existed outside the active processes of interaction between the Asia-Pacific region. This was largely due to technological issues (there was no well-functioning transport system between the mainland APR and the islands under consideration). However, from the position of political and economic interaction, the states ...

20.07.2020

The Infrastructure Competition Between the West and China: A Co-Prosperous Future?

US-China rivalry might lead to infrastructure development and be beneficial for the global economy Since the beginning of 2020, humanity has been shadowed by the fear and panic of COVID-19, which might cause one to neglect some subtle but significant changes in the world. In November 2019, Washing, a non-member of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), the China-led infrastructure project, launched its “Blue Dot Network” ( BDN ) with Australia and Japan. This project is “a multi-stakeholder initiative...

03.04.2020

Meeting with Australian Experts

On September 26, 2019 an expert discussion among Russian and Australian experts on strategic issues in the Asia Pacific was held. Ksenia Kuzmina, Program Manager at the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), took part in the meeting. On September 26, 2019 an expert discussion among Russian and Australian experts on strategic issues in the Asia Pacific was held. Ksenia Kuzmina, Program Manager at the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), took part in the meeting.  The discussion...

26.09.2019
 

Poll conducted

  1. In your opinion, what are the US long-term goals for Russia?
    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
     33 (31%)
    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
     30 (28%)
    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
     24 (22%)
    U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China  
     21 (19%)
 
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