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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,...


The Diplomatic Disaster that Was APEC Port Moresby

... that discredited and now moribund Cold War relic, SEATO. The focus would be on economic cooperation under a free market framework, but not aggressively so. APEC would be open to all. It was understood that it was desirable to try to bring ASEAN and China and Russia on board as important Asia-Pacific seaboard country members. All this required a subtle and sensitive Australian diplomacy, which in those years Australia had the the skills and political maturity to practice. None of this was in evidence at the diplomatic debacle just ended ...


Russia and Multilateral Diplomacy in East Asia

... offend anyone be uncontroversial and only then to be effective or even meaningful. What is more, the major powers support the ASEAN centrality because they know that ASEAN is in no condition to enforce any decision. This means that the United States and China can act pretty much as they please without feeling any kind of restrictions on the part of the regional community. None of this means, however, that the numerous dialogue mechanisms that exist in the Asia-Pacific region are purely imitative and decorative in nature. They perform an important function – namely, socialization and the creation of an information flow among states. This mutual awareness of each other’s intentions, interests and positions ...


RIAC at 7th World Peace Forum

On June 14–15, 2018, Beijing hosted a regular 7th World Peace Forum, one of the most representative and authoritative events on the international security issues and strategic stability in the Asia-Pacific region. The Forum is traditionally organized by Tsinghua University and Chinese People's Institute of Foreign Affairs (CPIFA). On June 14–15, 2018, Beijing hosted a regular 7th World Peace Forum, one of the most representative and authoritative ...


China and the US in Asia: Four Scenarios for the Future

Washington consensus 2.0 / China–India Axis / Multipolar balance of power / New bipolarity A few months ago, the author wrote an article for the RIAC website on possible variants of the new international architecture on the European continent that might take shape over the ...


Indo-Pacific or Community of Common Destiny?

... Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Project. It is indicative that in addition to ASEAN countries, the participants of this last project included South Korea, Australia, and New Zealand, the traditional maritime allies of the United States in the Asia-Pacific Region. Unlike in the case of the American Indo-Pacific, the Community of Common Destiny does not imply the strict commitments of an ally on the part of participating countries, and China itself does not alter its non-bloc status. Although China cannot completely disregard security when considering the future of Eurasia, the economic and social development of all the regions of the Eurasian continent and the need to surmount existing ...


Russia, China and the US in the Asia-Pacific — Is Cooperation Possible? RIAC City Breakfast at the Fyodor Dostoyevsky Library

... Library. Alexander Gabuev , Director of the Russia in the Asian-Pacific Program at the Carnegie Moscow Center, and Igor Denisov, Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for International Studies at MGIMO University, gave a lecture titled “Russia, China and the US in the Asia-Pacific — is cooperation possible?” Having considered the economic and political importance of the Asia-Pacific, both experts focused on the current state of relations between Russia, China and the US, and offered ideas about future developments ...


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

... wondering what was behind Xi's silence. "Xi can't fail to be impressed by Trump's resolve. Xi will have to reassess what the Trump presidency means for Chinese interests in East Asia, particularly North Korea and the South China Sea," Australian military analyst Alan Dupont suggested, as cited by the New York Times. Malaysian geopolitical analyst Mathew Maavak commented on the matter in his recent interview with Sputnik. "I think Xi must have quietly realized ...


China’s Silk Road Economic Belt and the Central Asian Response

... improvement of “bilateral joint working mechanisms”. At the same time, it aims to “enhance” the role of multilateral cooperation mechanisms, notably the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Plus China (10+1), the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM), and even those aligned with the (Japan-dominated) Asian Development Bank, such as the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) Economic Cooperation and the Central Asia Regional Economic ...


2017 Foreign Policy Outlook

... entirely pragmatic goals. Under the Obama administration, the United States lost Russia for good. Now, the Russian government is not only hostile towards the United States, but it is also leaning towards closer cooperation with Beijing. Trump views China as a strategic challenge. After all, it will be extremely difficult for the United States to keep hold of its international dominance if the number of allies — or at least neutral states — that it has with regard to the Asia Pacific continues ...


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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