Материалы: ‘Articles’

Russian-Vietnamese Relations: Position and Prospects

Dmitry Mosyakov  Today Russian-Vietnamese relations are developing in a complex political environment both for Russia and for the Asia-Pacific region. However, for Moscow, against the background of sanctions imposed by the West, the eastern direction of its policy has become a vital alternative. The task is extremely important – to create concrete substance to the […]

Once Again on the Mysterious North Korean Hackers

Konstantin Asmolov A statement delivered by President of the Republic of Korea (ROK) Park Geun-hye in April, confirming that ROK is getting ready to launch an anti-cyberterrorism program, compels to turn to the topic of “the North Korean hackers” once again. (For the record, “the North Korean hackers” is a mythical phenomenon ROK traditionally resorts […]

The Development of DPRK’s Missile-Nuclear Complex and the US Reaction

Konstantin Asmolov There is no doubt that 2016 can be called the year of the North Korean rocket engineers: two nuclear tests and a large number of missile launches forced a number of experts (including the author) to abandon their sceptical opinion on the DPRK’s capabilities. However, it looks like 2017 will be rich in […]

Ongoing Russo-Vietnamese Military Cooperation Ensures Regional Stability

Dmitry Bokarev ht t’s a well-established fact that when two states are determined engage in defense and security cooperation in a bilateral format, they must enjoy sound relations before even thinking about such an undertaking. The Socialist Republic of Vietnam (SRV) is traditionally one of the oldest and most reliable partners of the Russian Federation, […]

The Launch of the Kvanmenson Rocket

Konstantin Asmolov So North Korea has launched its rocket, and it was neither a bluff nor an action it had previously offered to cancel in exchange for economic assistance or some other benefit for the country. The launch was recorded by an American military satellite, and the spent stages fell into the Pacific Ocean exactly […]

Vasilenko S.A. – The influence of the crisis in Ukraine on Russian-Australian relations

Vasilenko Sergey Andreevich, 5th year student of the Faculty of Oriental Studies and History, Pedagogical Institute of the Pacific National University (Khabarovsk) Abstract: The crisis in Ukraine has changed not only Russia’s relations with European countries, but also with the countries of the Asia-Pacific region, including Australia. The sanctions imposed by Australia against Russia and […]

V. Timoshenko – Shanghai Cooperation Organization: East Versus West?

The interest of the world community in the activities of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) was growing from year to year. But it was two or three years ago. Now situation is change. After the new escalations of tensions between Russia and The West because of Ukraine crisis the mass media of the west began […]

The Arming Asia: Military and Technical Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific region

Andrey Gubin, PhD in Political Science, Director of Scientific Programs of the RISS Asia-Pacific Centre, Assistant Professor at the International Relations Department of Far Eastern Federal University, Expert of RIAC At the present time the Asia-Pacific region is not the global periphery, but rather a place for potential confrontation between both the great and the […]

The Northern Territories Impasse, Russia and Japanese Dependence on the U.S.

By Tanaka Sakai Introduction by Kimie HARA In August 2006, Japan-Russia relations were strained when a Russian patrol fired warning shots at a Japanese fishing boat, killing a member of the crew. The boat was near disputed islands—what the Japanese call the Northern Territories and the Russians call the Southern Kuriles. The incident occurred in […]

Samohin A.V. – Summit ‘SCO – BRIX 2015’ – another ‘G8’?

Andrei Samokhin

Held in July double BRICS Summit and SCO in Ufa became the clear signal that Moscow is doing its own turn toward Asia and wants to provide the non-Western world as alternative civilizational model as opposed to the West. The foreign media promoted by Western media organizations right before the summit was full of anti-Russian […]