Search: Asia-Pacific (109 materials)

 

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

Russia — New Zealand Expert Discussion on Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific

Participants discussed relevant issues between the Asia-Pacific countries and views of Russia and New Zealand on regional security On September 16, 2019, the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) with the support of the Embassy of New Zealand in Moscow held a round table “Regional Development ...

16.09.2019

Prospects for Russia-Australia Cooperation Discussed at the Meeting with the Heads of Mission at Australian Embassy in Moscow

... 25, 2019, Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, had a meeting with Graeme Meehan, Australian Ambassador to Russia, and Jill Collins, Minister Counselor of the Embassy​. The meeting focused on the topical issues of security and development in the Asia-Pacific, the state and possible prospects of Russia-Australia cooperation. Australian diplomats had a briefing about the ongoing RIAC projects with participation of partner organizations from the Asia-Pacific.

26.07.2019

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

... taking part in an “open battle” of competing powers (the U.S. versus China) that inevitably regard this region as an arena for their struggle. Russia is a country that supports the regional order: not interested in being a real security 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,...

22.04.2019

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

Interview with Peter Tesch, Ambassador of Australia to the Russian Federation What are the features of Australia’s approach to the conception of Indo-Pacific? What perspectives does Australia see for the Quad? Is China mainly a partner or a competitor to Australia? What place should Russia take in world politics? His Excellency Mr Peter Tesch , Ambassador of Australia to the Russian Federation, shares his thoughts on these and other issues. Anton Tsvetov: Australia, Russia, and a Rules-Based Order...

29.03.2019

Meeting with Ambassador of New Zealand to Russia Ian Hill

... Zealand to Russia, visited Russian International Affairs Council. On March 27, 2019, Ian Hill, Ambassador of New Zealand to Russia, visited Russian International Affairs Council. The discussion focused on the evolving military-political situation in the Asia-Pacific region in the context of increasing tensions in the U.S.-China relations, promoting the Indo-Pacific region concept by the U.S., and the difficulties in the work of many regional multilateral organizations. Particular attention was paid to ...

28.03.2019

Between Greater Eurasia and Indo-Pacific: What’s Next for Multilateralism in Asia?

Over the course of the last two years, security risks across Asia have been on the rise. The region’s future is marred with uncertainty that is rooted in the revival of great power competition, and trade wars. The Carnegie Moscow Center and the Russian International Affairs Council organized a discussion about the future of the region. Over the course of the last two years, security risks across Asia have been on the rise. The region’s future is marred with uncertainty that is rooted in the revival...

19.03.2019
 

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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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