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Asian Survey (2020) 60 (1): 85–92.
Published: 01 February 2020
...Niklas Swanström I examine the relationship between Russia and the other members of the Commonwealth of Independent States, including how Moscow’s responses to changing geopolitical dynamics framed these relations in 2019. In particular, I consider the changes in preparation for Russia to assume...
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Asian Survey (2018) 58 (5): 771–796.
Published: 01 October 2018
...Jing Sun This paper examines the Japanese factors behind the stalemate between Japan and Russia. It treats the territorial dispute not as a core reason but as a consequence of deeper problems, both emotive and structural. Japanese leaders cannot challenge the multiple forces keeping them from...
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Asian Survey (2018) 58 (3): 582–605.
Published: 01 June 2018
...Glenn Diesen 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...
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Asian Survey (2018) 58 (1): 55–64.
Published: 01 February 2018
...Natasha Kuhrt; Filippo Costa Buranelli Since the annexation of Crimea in 2014, Russia’s “eastward pivot” has intensified, mainly observable as strengthened relations with China, which appear to be evolving into a quasi-alliance. This places in question Russian attempts at diversification in the...
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Asian Survey (2016) 56 (3): 532–554.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Ekaterina Koldunova Both Russia’s 2012 APEC chairmanship and recent dynamics in its dialogue partnership with ASEAN indicate Russia’s intention and ability to act as a constructive player engaged in regional institutional activities in East Asia. However, the implementation of this intention faces...
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Asian Survey (2016) 56 (1): 47–56.
Published: 01 February 2016
...Elizabeth Wishnick Russia’s cooperative approach to Asia contrasts with its assertiveness in Europe and the Middle East, though the Russian military also has made provocative maneuvers near Japan and US Pacific bases. Ukraine may be far from the Asia-Pacific, but the Ukrainian conflict also casts a...
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Asian Survey (2015) 55 (2): 398–419.
Published: 01 April 2015
...Kathryn Stoner The Russian government under Vladimir Putin has long-term geostrategic interests in Afghanistan: stability, economic development, and curbing narcotics flowing into Central Asia and thence to Russia. Moscow is in the difficult position of not wanting American forces to stay in...
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Asian Survey (2015) 55 (1): 148–156.
Published: 01 February 2015
...Andrew C. Kuchins After a fine start to 2014 for Russia with the Sochi Olympics, things quickly went rather bad. A collapsing oil price and Western sanctions after the annexation of Crimea crippled the ruble; a crisis in December left the currency’s value almost halved. Amid growing anxiety about...
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Asian Survey (2014) 54 (1): 129–137.
Published: 01 February 2014
...Andrew C. Kuchins As global demand for energy supplies grew, Russia's Far East and Eastern Siberia in 2013 acquired ever more importance in the region's geopolitics. Moscow and Beijing reached accord on joint development of key oil fields in Eastern Siberia. But Moscow used arms sales to Vietnam as...
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Asian Survey (2013) 53 (3): 461–483.
Published: 01 June 2013
...Isabelle Facon Given China’s rising power and its growing influence in post-Soviet Central Asia, Russia’s active advertising of the merits of the China-inspired Shanghai Cooperation Organization looks surprising. However, when one explores the many geopolitical advantages that Moscow can extract...
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Asian Survey (2013) 53 (3): 484–505.
Published: 01 June 2013
...Charles E. Ziegler This paper examines U.S. engagement in Central Asia over the past two decades, with specific reference to the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. While alarmist voices occasionally warn of the threat to American interests from China and Russia through the SCO, the organization’s...
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Asian Survey (2013) 53 (3): 423–435.
Published: 01 June 2013
...Jean-Pierre Cabestan The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) appears today as a mature, comprehensive, and inclusive intergovernmental regional organization. However, co-piloted by China and Russia, the SCO’s course still raises many questions about its objectives, priorities, and, more...
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Asian Survey (2013) 53 (3): 584–606.
Published: 01 June 2013
...Yusin Lee This paper analyzes the potential risks of the Russia-North Korea-South Korea (RNS) gas pipeline, comparing it with the Russia-Ukraine-Europe (RUE) pipeline. I argue that the possibility of disputes is much higher in the RNS case. Furthermore, I propose that the South Korean government...
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Asian Survey (2013) 53 (1): 214–223.
Published: 01 February 2013
... reset Russia GORDON M. HAHN Russia in 2012 From Thaw and Reset to Freeze ABSTRACT Russian history is replete with zig-zags between reform and reaction, ottepel (thaw) and moroz (freezing), turns to and from the East and West. The year 2012 marked another zig-zag as Putin returned to the...
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Asian Survey (2012) 52 (1): 65–71.
Published: 01 February 2012
...Peter M. Beck North Korea underwent a seemingly seamless leadership transition from father to son in the midst of a struggling economy and widespread hunger. The North drew even closer to China but also reached out to the United States and Russia for the first time in several years. Meanwhile...
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Asian Survey (2011) 51 (1): 64–75.
Published: 01 February 2011
...Yu-Shan Wu Russia's semi-democratic system and fuel-driven state capitalism gradually recovered from the financial crisis. The Putin-Medvedev diarchy functioned reasonably well, although the two have not worked out a plan for political succession in 2012. On external relations, Russia improved ties...
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Asian Survey (2010) 50 (3): 591–614.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Se Hyun Ahn This article examines the progress, problems, and prospects of Russian-South Korean energy security cooperation. Several ongoing energy projects between Russia and South Korea are highly likely to enhance energy security needs for both countries. Nevertheless, the development of...
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Asian Survey (2010) 50 (1): 76–88.
Published: 01 February 2010
...Yu-Shan Wu In the global financial crisis, Russia faces the most severe challenge to its politicoeconomic system. Oil prices plummeted, and Russia's exports and state revenues dropped with them. The economy was severely shaken, and cracks appeared in its semi-democratic system headed by the Putin...
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Asian Survey (2009) 49 (5): 786–808.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Paradorn Rangsimaporn This article examines Russia's relations with Southeast Asia and ASEAN, analyzing in particular the increased attempts under President Vladimir Putin to assert Russian influence in this sub-region. It looks at how Southeast Asia and ASEAN are important for Russia in its...
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Asian Survey (2009) 49 (5): 809–830.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Leszek Buszynski Russia had two objectives in its relationship with North Korea. One was denuclearization and the other was to promote influence on the Korean Peninsula to balance the U.S. and Japan. Denuclearization has failed, and Russia will adjust to a nuclear North Korea to further its second...