Russia’s effort to become a geoeconomic power in Asia alters the dynamics of the territorial dispute with Japan. Both Moscow and Tokyo aim to prevent Russia’s geoeconomic “pivot to Asia” becoming merely a pivot to China. Yet, a settlement is obstructed by the growing geoeconomic value of the Southern Kurils and Japan’s lack of an autonomous foreign policy.
The Geoeconomics of the Russian–Japanese Territorial Dispute
Glenn Diesen is an Adjunct Research Fellow at Western Sydney University, New South Wales, Australia, and a Visiting Scholar at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow. Dr. Diesen’s latest books are The Decay of Western Civilisation and Resurgence of Russia: Between Gemeinschaft and Gesellschaft (2018), Russia’s Geoeconomic Strategy for a Greater Eurasia (2017), and EU and NATO Relations with Russia: After the Collapse of the Soviet Union (2015). Email: <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
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Glenn Diesen; The Geoeconomics of the Russian–Japanese Territorial Dispute. Asian Survey 1 June 2018; 58 (3): 582–605. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2018.58.3.582
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