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The Myth of a Chinese Takeover in the Russian Far East
June 19, 2019
The Myth of a Chinese Takeover in the Russian Far East
The Chinese presence in Siberia and the Far East is actually declining, not growing.
The Myth of a Chinese Takeover in the Russian Far East
In Russia's Far East, a Clumsy Attempt to Steal an Election Backfires
September 21, 2018
In Russia's Far East, a Clumsy Attempt to Steal an Election Backfires
Blatant electoral fraud in the Primorsky Krai gubernatorial election spells trouble for Putin.
In Russia's Far East, a Clumsy Attempt to Steal an Election Backfires
Vostok 2018: Russia and China’s Diverging Common Interests
September 17, 2018
Vostok 2018: Russia and China’s Diverging Common Interests
China and Russia are sending a message to the U.S. – and to each other – with their display of military might.
Vostok 2018: Russia and China’s Diverging Common Interests
The Growing Russia-South Korea Partnership
May 24, 2018
The Growing Russia-South Korea Partnership
Economic links between South Korea and Russia are a welcome byproduct of the inter-Korea thaw.
The Growing Russia-South Korea Partnership
The Fatal Offshore: Deoffshorization and Russia’s Infrastructure Crisis
January 17, 2018
The Fatal Offshore: Deoffshorization and Russia’s Infrastructure Crisis
President Vladimir Putin wants Russian businesses to bring their money back to the homeland. But is it worth it?
The Fatal Offshore: Deoffshorization and Russia’s Infrastructure Crisis
Can Russia Save Northeast China’s Economy?
April 08, 2017
Can Russia Save Northeast China’s Economy?
Russia's projects in the Far East may bring a bright light to Northeast China amid long-standing economic struggles.
Can Russia Save Northeast China’s Economy?
Is Russia’s Asia Outreach Bearing Fruit?
April 06, 2017
Is Russia’s Asia Outreach Bearing Fruit?
Russia's 'pivot to Asia' has failed to deliver, but is not necessarily an unmitigated disaster.
Is Russia’s Asia Outreach Bearing Fruit?
Exploring the Far East Frontier of Czarist Russia
November 15, 2016
Exploring the Far East Frontier of Czarist Russia
A review of Across the Ussuri Kray: Travels in the Sikhote-Alin Mountains by Vladimir Arsenyev, translated by Jonathan C. Slaght.
Exploring the Far East Frontier of Czarist Russia
Vladivostok: The Many Lives of Russia's Far Eastern Capital
September 03, 2016
Vladivostok: The Many Lives of Russia's Far Eastern Capital
The city's transformation from a cosmopolitan trading hub to a Soviet military base and back.
Vladivostok: The Many Lives of Russia's Far Eastern Capital
How Russia Is Bolstering Missile Defense in its Far East
August 02, 2016
How Russia Is Bolstering Missile Defense in its Far East
Russia is moving S-400 SAM systems and Su-35S fighter aircraft to its Far East.
How Russia Is Bolstering Missile Defense in its Far East
Russia, China and the Far East Question
January 20, 2016
Russia, China and the Far East Question
Are there any Chinese 49ers around?
Russia, China and the Far East Question
Putin’s Perennial Pivot Problem
January 05, 2016
Putin’s Perennial Pivot Problem
Why Russia’s Asia-Pacific diplomatic outreach struggles to gain traction.
Putin’s Perennial Pivot Problem
Russia’s Far East Realignment: Defense and Security
December 29, 2015
Russia’s Far East Realignment: Defense and Security
Defense trade with the Asia-Pacific has always been a key component of Moscow’s relations with the region.
Russia’s Far East Realignment: Defense and Security
Energy and Trade in Russia's Far East Realignment
December 24, 2015
Energy and Trade in Russia's Far East Realignment
With increasing focus on energy and trade ties, Russia is looking to bolster its position in the wider Asia-Pacific.
Energy and Trade in Russia's Far East Realignment
Russia Seeks Far East Realignment: Domestic Initiatives
December 21, 2015
Russia Seeks Far East Realignment: Domestic Initiatives
Domestic Russian initiatives aim to capitalize on the country's vast far eastern region and boost ties with Asia.
Russia Seeks Far East Realignment: Domestic Initiatives
China, Russia Hold Partnership Firm Amid Shaky Economics
September 05, 2015
China, Russia Hold Partnership Firm Amid Shaky Economics
Despite the questions surrounding their economic relationship, Putin and Xi put on a show of solidarity in Beijing.
China, Russia Hold Partnership Firm Amid Shaky Economics
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