The Asia-Pacific Military Buildup: Russia’s Response

The Asia-Pacific Military Buildup: Russia’s Response

Авторы: Киреева Анна Андреевна, Topychkanov Petr ЧИТАТЬ
Kireeva A. The Asia-Pacific Military Buildup: Russia’s Response / А. Kireeva, P. Topychkanov // Russia Direct Monthly Memo. - 2014. 12 August. - 16 p. - URL: http://www.russia-direct.org/content/how-will-russia-react-rearming-asia.


    Russia’s pivot to Asia has received considerable attention in 2014, primarily for the economic implications of a stronger Russia-China relationship. However, of far greater importance from a geopolitical perspective may be Russia’s military reorientation to Asia. For years, Russia has watched with increasing concern the appearance of new territorial disputes in East Asia, the growing confidence of China in asserting its military influence in the region, and the signs of an emerging Asia-Pacific military buildup that has the potential to radically change the balance of power in the region. In this monthly report, we cover the growth of military capabilities in the Asia-Pacific, analyze why both China and the United States may be forced to re-think their military roles in the region, and summarize Russia’s potential military response – both conventional and nuclear – to the escalating arms race. The post-Cold War order in Asia-Pacific, which emphasized the military dominance of the U.S. as the ultimate guarantor of security, may be shifting in response to new military and economic trends. Russia’s ability to understand and respond to these trends may determine its positions as a full-fledged Euro-Pacific power.



Ключевые слова: Russia, Asia Pacific, East Asia, China, Japan, USA, India, South Korea, Australia, military build-up, strategy, great powers, Россия, АТР, Восточна Азия, Китай, Япония, США, Индия, Южная Корея, Австралия, наращивание военной силы, стратегия, великие держа
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