Oil played a big role in Russia's Asian diplomacy as the Khodorkovsky affair led to a rearrangement of Russian oil assets and pipeline plans, with consequences for China and Japan. China and Russia held their first military exercises, reflecting their concern over the impact of the “colored revolutions.”
Russia and the CIS in 2005: Promoting East Asian Oil Diplomacy, Containing Change in Central Asia
Elizabeth Wishnick is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Montclair State University, Montclair, New Jersey, U.S.A., and Research Associate, Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University, New York. Email: <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
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Elizabeth Wishnick; Russia and the CIS in 2005: Promoting East Asian Oil Diplomacy, Containing Change in Central Asia. Asian Survey 1 February 2006; 46 (1): 69–78. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2006.46.1.69
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