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

... strategic U.S.–South Korea partnership against the 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

... standpoints without having to harmonize on every single item on the agenda. How to Engage Effectively: Multilateralism and Diversification While there are definitely some points of intersection in the relations between Russia and Asian nations (not excluding China), one of the most pressing questions in this regard is how exactly the region could benefit from a more pronounced Russia’s presence in the Asia-Pacific—and vice versa. Namely, what Moscow offer can to the regional powers and smaller states and how it can reinstate a more viable and robust posture. On a prescriptive note, it would be logical for Russia’s Ministry for Foreign Affairs to ...


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

... delivered due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as to implement protective measures to respond to threats from North Korea and China. Judging by what Japanese diplomats have been saying recently, Russia may also be included in the official list of the country’s ... ... the Japan Self-Defense Forces in terms of technology and strike capabilities, which will change the balance of power in the Asia-Pacific forever. 1 . Yoshida F. (2018) From the Reality of a Nuclear Umbrella to a World without Nuclear Weapons: An Interview ...


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 United States does not conceal this. Geographically, the Indo-Pacific strategy also presents a semi-encirclement to China from the Pacific Ocean to the Indian Ocean. Under such circumstances, it is an important question whether China and ...


Assessing the Trend of the Indo-Pacific Strategy

... 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,... ... the extent of this remains uncertain. Zhao Huasheng, Andrey Kortunov: The Coming Bipolarity and Its Implications: Views from China and Russia At the same time, the relations between the four countries with China are in decline, and there is no possibility ...


China’s Economic Diplomacy Amid Multipolar Disorder

Experience shows that one can and should negotiate with China, no matter how harsh the talks might seem More often than not, China is billed as the driver of post-pandemic global growth and recovery. This claim is not entirely groundless. In addition to combating the pandemic quite successfully, China demonstrated ...


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 ...


Experts Discuss the Near Future of the Asia Pacific Region

... upcoming year. They also highlighted chances and challenges for Russian foreign policy in the region. Ivan Timofeev , RIAC Director of Programs, spoke about the role of sanctions in contemporary world, particularly stressing the increasingly acute U.S.–China rivalry. He noted that although the COVID-19 might have been expected to unite the nations, it only exacerbated the divide between them. Despite the UN calls for at least partial lifting of sanctions amidst the pandemic, they remained in place with ...


Australia and New Zealand as Asia-Pacific International Actors

... by the leadership of the NZ [ 3 ] to balance between China and the United States, which began to appear after the outbreak of certain conflicts with Beijing (conflict with «Huawei» over the construction of 5G towers and drop in tourist flow from China). With regard to economic relations with other Asia-Pacific countries, New Zealand prefers to be guided by the principle of bilaterality, regularly updating previous economic arrangements in the format of 1-on-1 meetings. It is difficult to call these relations strategic; rather, they are special ...


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