You searched for: Content Type Commentary and Analysis Remove constraint Content Type: Commentary and Analysis Publishing Institution Foreign Policy Research Institute Remove constraint Publishing Institution: Foreign Policy Research Institute Political Geography Eurasia Remove constraint Political Geography: Eurasia Topic Geopolitics Remove constraint Topic: Geopolitics
- Author: Bennett Murray
- Publication Date: 08-2020
- Content Type: Commentary and Analysis
- Institution: Foreign Policy Research Institute
- Abstract: As the United States and People’s Republic of China jostle for influence among member-states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the Russian Federation has also declared the bloc a priority. Southeast Asian nations, in turn, would like third powers to counterbalance Beijing and Washington in the region. However, Russia has not made a huge impression in the bloc since its first summit with ASEAN in 2005. Economic success has been mostly limited to bilateral trade centered around arms sales, while security partnerships have not been forthcoming. Part of the problem is that Russia lacks historic ties in its former Cold War rivals, which are also ASEAN’s largest economic powerhouses, to lean on. More crucially, Southeast Asian nations perceive Moscow as deferential to Beijing’s geopolitical ambitions in the region.
- Topic: International Trade and Finance, Geopolitics, Soft Power, Economic Diplomacy
- Political Geography: Russia, Eurasia, Asia, Southeast Asia