Tag: Russia

Russia’s South China Sea Approach and Search for Strategic Autonomy

Issue Briefings 10 • 2015 • By Alex Calvo

The publicity surrounding Sino-Russian relations and the Ukrainian crisis have often overshadowed Moscow’s continued policy of cooperation with other East Asian countries in line with its goals of avoiding excessive dependence on China and becoming a major Pacific power.

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Sino-centrism in Russia’s SCS Policy

Issue Briefings 1 • 2015 • Olga Daksueva

While the Kremlin has been explicit about its policy of economic engagement in the Asia-Pacific region, it has been less vocal about its strategic approach to the South China Sea, which evidence indicates is driven primarily by its relationship to China in the region.

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