Once More With Feeling: Russia and the Asia-Pacific
- Bobo Lo
- Content Type
- Commentary and Analysis
- Lowy Institute for International Policy
- The rise of Asia is the central challenge of Vladimir Putin’s foreign policy, calling into question long-standing assumptions about Russia’s place in the world.
Moscow is now more committed to engagement with the Asia-Pacific than it has ever been. This reflects belated recognition of the region’s critical importance in global affairs.
Russia’s ambition to become a major player in the Asia-Pacific faces considerable hurdles. Overcoming them will depend on larger changes in its foreign policy mindset — an uncertain prospect at best.
- Foreign Policy, Geopolitics, Economy, Vladimir Putin
- Political Geography
- Russia, Asia-Pacific