Russia’s Ambivalence about an Indo-Pacific Strategy

07.05.19

Russia’s Ambivalence about an Indo-Pacific Strategy

Эксперты МГИМО: Колдунова Екатерина Валерьевна, к.полит.н., доцент

More than half-a-decade has passed since Russia started its ‘Turn to the East’, a foreign policy reorientation toward Asia. Throughout this period, the international environment as well as the Russian position in global and regional affairs has changed dramatically. In 2012, hosting the APEC Summit in Vladivostok, Russia saw a generally positive international attitude and was optimistic about cooperation with both West and East. However, the 2014 political crisis in Ukraine followed by a referendum in Crimea, which laid the background for the peninsula’s incorporation into Russia, and sanctions against Russia from the United States and the EU brought Russia’s relations with the West to their lowest point since the collapse of the Soviet Union.

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Источник: East-West Center
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