October 29, 2020
The Distance Between Moscow and Russia’s Far East Is Growing
By Gabriel Gavin
Tensions in Siberia are growing, fueled by fears around Chinese investment and resentment at being governed from another continent.
July 28, 2020
Siberia on Fire
By Kira Leadholm
Summer 2020 is on track to be the Arctic’s hottest on record, and blazing temperatures in Siberia are posing massive problems with global implications.
October 09, 2019
What’s India Doing in Russia’s Far East?
By Sudha Ramachandran
Is India’s interest in the Russian Far East driven more by strategic and geopolitical considerations than strict business interests?
July 24, 2019
Left Behind in Russia’s Far East
By Dmitriy Frolovskiy
Yakutia, land of permafrost and diamonds, is on the crossroads of destiny.
June 19, 2019
The Myth of a Chinese Takeover in the Russian Far East
By Xiaochen Su
The Chinese presence in Siberia and the Far East is actually declining, not growing.
September 21, 2018
In Russia's Far East, a Clumsy Attempt to Steal an Election Backfires
By Sergey Radchenko
Blatant electoral fraud in the Primorsky Krai gubernatorial election spells trouble for Putin.
September 17, 2018
Vostok 2018: Russia and China’s Diverging Common Interests
By Zi Yang
China and Russia are sending a message to the U.S. – and to each other – with their display of military might.
May 24, 2018
The Growing Russia-South Korea Partnership
By Timothy Stanley
Economic links between South Korea and Russia are a welcome byproduct of the inter-Korea thaw.
January 17, 2018
The Fatal Offshore: Deoffshorization and Russia’s Infrastructure Crisis
By Nicholas Trickett
President Vladimir Putin wants Russian businesses to bring their money back to the homeland. But is it worth it?
April 08, 2017
Can Russia Save Northeast China’s Economy?
By Qiyang Niu
Russia's projects in the Far East may bring a bright light to Northeast China amid long-standing economic struggles.
April 06, 2017
Is Russia’s Asia Outreach Bearing Fruit?
By Nicholas Trickett
Russia's 'pivot to Asia' has failed to deliver, but is not necessarily an unmitigated disaster.
November 15, 2016
Exploring the Far East Frontier of Czarist Russia
By Peter Gordon
A review of Across the Ussuri Kray: Travels in the Sikhote-Alin Mountains by Vladimir Arsenyev, translated by Jonathan C. Slaght.