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