Debating Russia’s “Turn to the East” over a Decade

Mainstream coverage of Russia’s decade-long reorientation to the East consistently found wisdom in Vladimir Putin’s decisions and progress on all dimensions of foreign policy. The country was marching […]

Introduction

The bi-monthly country reports in The Asan Forum provide a continuous record of how changes in the Indo-Pacific region were interpreted in Russia and three other states. Drawing […]

Tracking Russia’s ‘Turn to the East’ over a Decade

Over four stages we can discern significant changes in how Russia, under the leadership of Vladimir Putin, sought to transform its standing in East Asia. From the time […]

The Russian Far East and China’s Northeast: A Decade in the Shadow of the Belt and Road Initiative

The Russian Far East and China’s Northeast: A Decade in the Shadow of the Belt and Road Initiative Gaye Christoffersen In 2013, the same year the Silk Road […]

Mongolia: Russia’s Best Friend in Asia?

On September 3, 2019, Russian President Vladimir Putin visited Mongolia, taking part in the commemoration of the 80th anniversary of the battle of Khalkhin Gol (Nomonhan), an undeclared […]