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Russia’s Turn to the East

Monday, April 24, 2017
2:00-3:30 pm

US-Asia Institute
232 East Capitol St NE
Washington, DC 20003

Please join us for a discussion on Russia’s involvement in the Asia Pacific region. While Russian foreign policy has traditionally been discussed in relation to Eastern Europe and the West, Russia‚Äôs historic involvement in Asia, more specifically China, has increased at a faster pace since its “Turn to the East” in 2014. In recent years, Russian attempts to build stronger relationships with Asian nations are evident in increased naval exercises, strengthened trade relations, and a greater amount of deals in arms and energy. Regional instability as a result of a possible American disengagement in the Asia Pacific region offers Russia further opportunities to find and foster alliances with Asian nations. The success in Russia’s own “pivot to Asia” could be an influential factor in the power dynamics and geopolitical landscape of Asia in the coming years.


Jeffrey Mankoff
Deputy Director and Senior Fellow
Russia and Eurasia Program
Center for Strategic and International Studies

Stephen Blank
Senior Fellow
American Foreign Policy Council

Emma Chanlett-Avery
Specialist in Asian Affairs
Congressional Research Service

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