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 […]

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, […]

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 […]


Lee Kyong Wan, Research Professor, Academic rank: Doctor (PhD), Halllim University (Republic of Korea), arachika@naver.com Abstract: Koreans conscripted to Sakhalin by Japanese colonizers during the World War II experienced inexorable sufferings from racial persecution and harsh labor. Even after the war, their human rights were downtrodden by all national societies. These nations should take moral and legal responsibilities for […]

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 […]

Why Russia is arming China

Visit of the Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation in China has completed the process of registration of “special status” of China as a strategic partner and opened her access to domestic critical military technologies of the first level. As a result, Beijing will get to explore and further copying of small batches of […]

West trap of Grandmaster Putin

DMITRY KALINICHENKO Western accusations against Putin traditionally lie in the fact that he served in the KGB. And so, it was an austere man, immoral, and so on. Putin blamed for everything. However, no one has ever accused Putin, a lack of intelligence. Any charges against this man, only emphasize its ability to fast analytical […]

Raymond Smith – From Da to Nyet: How U.S. Diplomacy Helped Transform Russia from Potential Ally into Strategic Adversary

A great diplomatic mistake with repercussions now being felt today. The intense diplomatic activity that accompanies the end of a major international war has two broad objectives: first, for the winners, maximizing their gains and, for the losers, minimizing their losses; second, creating a new and more stable international system so that a renewal of […]

Dimitri K. Simes – Dealing with Putin

The stage is being set for an even more dramatic confrontation between the West and Russia over Ukraine. Obama must recognize the danger to U.S. national interests that the crisis may create and act accordingly. With Russia and Ukraine trading blame for the apparent breakdown in their tenuous September 5 cease-fire agreement, the stage is being […]