Asia-Pacific Security

1.06.2015

The Silence of the Bear: Deciphering Russia’s Showing at Shangri-La Dialogue

Triumphant summits between Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping may end with propaganda fanfare, but multilateral meetings are where one can really measure the progress of Russia’s “pivot to Asia”. Moscow’s showing at the recent Shangri-La Dialogue is an indicative example.
29.05.2015

Smiles and Waves: What Xi Jinping Took Away From Moscow

The Xi’s visit to Moscow was the realization of a “win-win” formula beloved by the Chinese. The negotiations between Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin can be seen as a shared symbolic victory and as a broad declaration of good intentions, but the fight over who can benefit more in practical terms has already begun
27.04.2015

Selling S-400s to China: A New Front in the Cold War?

According to Russian military experts, the new S-400 missile system can reach distances of up to 400 km. This range signifies a fundamental change in the rules of the game in Taiwan and the Senkaku Islands, two potential hot spots where China is involved.
27.03.2015

Lee Kuan Yew and Russia: Role Model for Hire?

The post-Soviet elites use the system that Lee Kuan Yew constructed in Singapore to justify political crackdown. However, Lee himself believed that resource-based dictatorships will fail to replicate Singapore’s success, since restricting freedoms is not the cornerstone of his model.
20.02.2015

Russo-Turkish and Russo-Indian Nuclear Cooperation: A Template for the Future?

Though largely overlooked by international media, Russia has signed several significant nuclear energy agreements over the last several months. These agreements give Russia an opportunity to develop nuclear cooperation with India, Turkey, and Iran, as well as Bangladesh, Vietnam, and Egypt, where Russia plans to build nuclear plants too.
2.02.2015

Indian Cyber Front

Over the past few years, India has been paying increasing attention to the threats of crime, terrorism, and espionage in cyberspace.
30.01.2015

All Quiet on the Eastern Front: Equilibrium Ad Interim in East Asia

While dreadful news continues to pour out of Ukraine and the Middle East, East Asia appears to have found an equilibrium—at least for the time being.
16.01.2015

Why Does Russia’s Strategy in Asia Fail?

The current political crisis in Russia’s relations with the West gives a strong impetus to Russian rapprochement with Asian countries. However, many analysts are of the opinion that no significant progress in this area has been achieved as of yet.
31.12.2014

Looking Back on 2014 (Part II)

2014 was a year of crisis. Ebola, ISIS, and Donbas are now part of the global lexicon. Eurasia Outlook experts weigh in on how crises on Russia’s periphery affected the country, and what these developments mean for Moscow in 2015.
29.12.2014

2014: Russia’s New Military Doctrine Tells It All

As one of his final acts in 2014, President Putin signed on December 26 the country’s new military doctrine. The new doctrine makes it clear that even if the West is not officially an adversary, it is a powerful competitor and a bitter rival, a source of most of military risks and threats.
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