Accession Number : ADA534395


Title :   Russia's Prospects in Asia


Descriptive Note : Monograph


Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL STRATEGIC STUDIES INST CARLISLE BARRACKS PA


Personal Author(s) : Blank, Stephen J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a534395.pdf


Report Date : Dec 2010


Pagination or Media Count : 110


Abstract : These papers are taken from the conference that SSI conducted on January 25-26, 2010, entitled, Contemporary Issues in International Security at the Finnish embassy in Washington, DC. The panel presented here was devoted to an unjustly neglected topic, Russia's standing and prospects in East Asia. While U.S. policymakers openly discuss the possibilities for partnership with Russia in Europe and Central Asia, they often do not even bother to mention Russia as a player in East Asia, an omission that no Russian statesman has ever made, and with good reason. Indeed, for the last decade, Russia has consistently striven to upgrade its profile and capabilities in Asia. The papers set forth here depict three differing analyses of the extent to which Russia has succeeded or failed in this endeavor, including the nature of the complex East Asian environment in which Russia must operate. They make a strong case against such neglect of Russia as an Asian player, either in the analytical or policymaking process. These papers present differing U.S. and Russian assessments of Russia's Asian prospects for our readers' benefit. They will, so to speak, serve to kick off the ensuing publication of the papers from the other panels which dealt with issues of equal, if not even greater, consequence in contemporary security.


Descriptors :   *RUSSIA , *INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS , *FAR EAST , NORTHEAST ASIA , SECURITY , ECONOMICS , FOREIGN POLICY


Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Government and Political Science


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE