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Russia’s Policy in Northeast Asia and the Prospects for Korean Unification

International Journal of Korean Unification Studies. 2017. Vol. 26. No. 1. P. 1-19.

Russia’s policy towards Northeast Asia cannot be understood independently of its general Asian strategy, primarily its pivot to Asia, which has practically become an official policy after 2014. We are witnessing two contradictory tendencies in Washington and Seoul. The Trump administration seeks to assume a tougher stance on North Korea. At the same time, South Korea’s new government is likely to be more moderate towards Pyongyang. At the same time Russian experts expressed considerable hope.