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New Hope: Openings of APEC-2022 Summit

Given the keen interest of some partners even from unfriendly countries in developing cooperation with Russia, formats similar to the Summit could be successful Freedom to business The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit will be held on November 18-19, 2022 in Thailand amid unprecedented tensions in the international arena caused by the confrontation between Russia and NATO, the escalation in the Taiwan Strait and mounting ...


The East Expands into NATO: Japan’s and South Korea’s New Approaches to Security

NATO and its partners will soon have to think about the limits and purpose of expanding the organization’s areas of activity The 2022 NATO Summit in Madrid can be seen as a momentous occasion not just for NATO but also for security in the Asia-Pacific. For the first time in NATO’s 73-year-long history, Japanese and South Korean leaders participated in the meeting as “Asia-Pacific partners”. For the first time, the Alliance named China a threat in their documents. However, having ...


Towards Dual-Tripolarity: An Indian Grand Strategy for the Age of Complexity

The unprecedented U.S.-led Western sanctions against Russia proved that economic interests are subservient to political ones since there’s no economic logic behind the EU dutifully complying with Washington’s demands to decouple from Russia other than the fact the bloc lacks the political independence to say no to America International Relations are in an unprecedented flux as the world enters a period of full-spectrum paradigm changes involving everything from science and technology, health, geo-economics...


The Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity: America’s Answer to the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership?

... backdrop of anti-Chinese sentiments in the country. The announcement of the initiative sends a number of important strategic signals to the world. First, the United States is clearly concerned that China is “usurping” integration initiatives in the Asia-Pacific (following the withdrawal of the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the RCEP’s entry into force) and is willing to offer alternative scenarios for developing and building foreign economic strategies to those regional players ...


Taking (Another) Turn to the East: Making Sense of Russia’s Stance in the Asia-Pacific

... any strategic papers Given the rapidly developing situation in Ukraine and the sweeping sanctions aimed at derailing Russia’s economy, Moscow has been mulling over its opportunities of making another pivot to the so-called Global East. Most of the Asia-Pacific forms an integral part of the mentioned area. The goal of this piece is to determine the tendencies intrinsic to this shift in Russian foreign policy and evaluate Russia’s resources in this direction, specifically focusing on the role of ...


Impact of Ukrainian Crisis on Regional Security Discussed with Diplomats from Asia-Pacific Countries

Possible options for peace agreements between Moscow and Kiev were also discussed On April 6, 2022, at the residence of Australian Ambassador to Russia, Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, had a meeting with diplomats from the Asia-Pacific countries on the consequences of Russia's special military operation on the territory of Ukraine for security and strategic stability in the Asia-Pacific region. Possible options for peace agreements between Moscow and Kiev were also discussed....


A New Rashomon: How Tokyo’s Policy Will Shape Security in the Asia-Pacific

..., visa and other kinds of sanctions clearly demonstrate Tokyo’s commitment to the path charted by Washington and its allies. However, there have come to light some more dangerous trends—ones that could disrupt the fragile balance of power in the Asia-Pacific, causing a “wave” of instability with consequences that are difficult to predict. Nuclear Communards Andrey Gubin: The Indo-Pacific Conundrum: Why U.S. Plans Are Destined to Fail In late February 2022, former Prime Minister of Japan ...


Meeting with the European External Action Service Delegation

On November 10, 2021, the European External Action Service delegation, headed by Gunnar Wiegand, Managing Director for Asia and the Pacific at the European External Action Service, and Tomas Niklasson, the EU Special Envoy for Afghanistan, visited Russian International Affairs Council On November 10, 2021, the European External Action Service delegation, headed by Gunnar Wiegand, Managing Director for Asia and the Pacific at the European External Action Service, and Tomas Niklasson, the EU Special...


China-Russian Strategic Partnership: From Continental to Marine

... including politics, security, economy, science and technology, environment, public health, infrastructure construction, connectivity, etc. The emergence of such a framework can have a deconstructive impact on the existing multilateral mechanisms in the Asia-Pacific. It also enables the United States, Japan, India and Australia to have a dominant mechanism in the affairs of the Pacific and Indian Ocean regions. There is no doubt that the main target of the U.S. Indo-Pacific strategy is China, and the ...


Assessing the Trend of the Indo-Pacific Strategy

The factors driving the Indo-Pacific strategy forward are clearly stronger than the constraints After the U.S. has put forward its Asia-Pacific strategy in 2017, many commentators believed that the concept was artificial and lacking in political foundation, concluding therefore that it would not take off. However, contrary to this prediction, the development of the Indo-Pacific strategy ...


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