Search: Asia-Pacific,ASEAN (17 materials)


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

... 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 ... ... could also contribute to the advancement of both countries’ agendas, given the priority Moscow attaches to its relations with ASEAN and the interest Phnom Penh has in developing contacts with the EAEU. These and other issues will be discussed on April,...


Eastern Direction of Russian Foreign Policy

... the case with the historical rise of the West over the last two centuries, precisely because of the difference in cultures. Zhao Huasheng, Andrey Kortunov: The Coming Bipolarity and Its Implications: Views from China and Russia Unlike the US/EU, the Asia-Pacific has been mostly able to keep the pandemic under control and is now trying to restore their economies as quickly as possible. An important step was the signing of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership between 10 ASEAN countries, as well as five partner countries (China, Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand) during the online summit held on November 16, 2020. The ratification of the document, which will take two years, will result in the establishment ...


Slowly but Surely: Russia’s Foreign Policy in Southeast Asia

... actor in the Asia-Pacific, but rather a trade partner trying to keep neutrality. Russia avoids making antagonizing rhetoric — an example is the South China Sea issue, where Russia has been deftly silent due to that its two most important partners in Asia-Pacific, China, and Vietnam, are involved. Another pathway to Russia’s potential success in the Southeast Asia area is constituted by a wise approach toward existing institutional opportunities offered by ASEAN. This association has become one of the most successful examples of inclusive development. ASEAN, as an international organization, provides various perspectives for foreign policy, e.g., creating a permanent Russia-ASEAN format promoting mutual ...


How Does Canberra Implement Its Role as a Regional Power with Global Interests

... and Australian approaches in this field? In terms of geographical focus, the Australian conception ranges from the Indian Ocean to the Pacific Ocean. It includes a particular focus on India, North Asia and the United States, with Southeast Asia and ASEAN at its heart. In terms of policy, our central focus is to promote an open, inclusive and prosperous Indo–Pacific, in which the rights of all states are respected. To that end, we are enhancing cooperation with major democracies in the region — ...


ASEAN, EAS and APEC: What Russia Achieved in 2018

... made a state visit to Singapore and attended the 13 th East Asia Summit (EAS). It was the first such visit since Russia was made a member in 2010. At the same time, President Putin represented Russia at the 3 rd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) – Russian Federation Summit on Strategic Partnership. Two days later, in Port Moresby, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev attended the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit that had previously enjoyed priority attention of the President of the Russian Federation compared to other regional mechanisms. Russia has stepped up its participation in multilateral mechanisms in the ...


Russia and Multilateral Diplomacy in East Asia

... East Asia Summit is not as important for the EAS as such as it is for Russia–ASEAN relations. The East Asia Summit is important as a vanity project for ASEAN, a living embodiment of the principle of ASEAN centrality, when all the great powers in the Asia-Pacific Region come together under ASEAN convening power to discuss regional issues. The declaration following the Third ASEAN–Russia Summit in Sochi noted, in typical ASEAN-speak, that more attention on the part of Russia towards the EAS would serve as an important step on the way to ...


Hardball Diplomacy: Why Trump's Show of Force Leaves Beijing Unimpressed

... lifeline to Pyongyang," the Malaysian analyst suggested. "Even if Trump had promised a quid pro quo in terms of tacit US recognition over Chinese territorial claims in the South China Sea, it won't go down well with US-friendly nations in ASEAN. Furthermore, no one would trust a US president who will attack a nation just days after proffering rapprochement, as was the case with Syria," he noted. Indeed, a few days before the Pentagon's missile strike against Syria, the Trump ...


Australia, Russia, and a Rules-Based Order in Asia

... prosperity in Asia. For Australian foreign policy, there is even a clearer interest in Russia. As the Cold War drew to a close, the Asia-Pacific has essentially become a region of U.S. maritime dominance — a situation Australia was totally comfortable ... ... regional security and trying to develop meaningful relationships not only with China, but also Japan, South Korea, India, and ASEAN, the moment seems right to incorporate Russia into Australia’s vision of regional multipolarity. ...


A Legal Imbroglio in the South China Sea

... Sea dispute is increasing in tempo and magnitude by the week. The US is wasting no time, resource and effort in sponsoring seminars, talks and think tank confabs to drive a wedge between China and other claimant nations in the region. Ambitious young ASEAN scholars and diplomats, anxious to boost their resumes and post-retirement corporate prospects, are actively being lured towards this end via the offer of generous stints at prestigious American universities and think tanks. Vietnam is the suitor ...


Is Europe (not) helping the US in its battle for Asia?

... interests. It is safe to say that one of Chatham House’s main points was to help the European allies of the United States mentally prepare for such a choice, which would be inevitable [1] . Will NATO pass the China test? Salvatore Babones: The Asia-Pacific: More Stable than Anyone Thinks Will Europeans show their solidarity with Washington in case of a possible US–China conflict? The future of not only the North Atlantic Alliance, but also the Atlantic community, will depend on the answer....


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  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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