Asia-Pacific Security


Takeaways From Munich-50

The 50th Munich Security Conference marked the charting of a course toward Berlin’s more robust engagement in the world, including with military means. At the same time, the conference was overshadowed by the unfolding crisis in Ukraine.

Slump in South Asia?

The slump of interest in South Asia in the West is a positive development, because it makes clearer which countries are the real partners of Afghanistan, India, and Pakistan. Also, if left to themselves these three countries will get a chance to build their relations without external pressure.

Munich Security Conference Is Indivisible from Asia-Pacific

The recent developments in Asia-Pacific indicate a necessity to start serious talks for “stock-taking” of the military forces in the region. Also, Russia’s active involvement in regional security affairs is needed.

Asia in 2013: From Punggye-ri to Delhi

There have been many events in Asia in 2013. But some of them stand to impact the most the global policy and security in 2014.

Eurasia in 2014

Eurasia Outlook returns in 2014 and in the months ahead it will focus on the issues that are likely to shape the future of Eurasia.

Looking Back: Peace in Eurasia, 2013

In 2013, Europe was a peaceful place, but elsewhere in Eurasia, things were not as peaceful. This eventful year promises an interesting 2014.

Looking Back on 2013: What Is Its Legacy?

Understanding that the world has found itself in a period of interregnum, or “time without a trajectory,” is the key legacy of 2013.

Snowden's Geopolitical Revelations

Edward Snowden revealed a lot not only about the National Security Agency activities, but also about the state of the world.

Russia’s Best Gift Ever to China. A Conservative Trend in China and Its Effects

The growth of the Chinese economy has been remarkable, but it was largely sustained by a phenomenal inflow of foreign capital and forced construction of infrastructure. Now fossilized in state capitalism, China may forfeit a mechanism for autonomous growth.

A Tale of Two NATOs: How Russia Can Cope With or Use Them

Russia may face a danger of becoming a “super Finland,” neutralized and marginalized between the NATO and China. To avoid this, Russia can strengthen its ties with the East-Asian countries.
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