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Russia’s Policy toward Japan and Regional Security in the Asia‐Pacific

Asian Politics and Policy. 2019. Vol. 10. No. 4. P. 677-692.
Paramonov O., Puzanova O.

In order to put Greater Eurasia initiative into the wider context of Russian foreign policy priorities and international developments it is important to approach with in-depth analysis a couple of issues. The article analyses the idea of Greater Eurasia and how it appeared on the surface at a very decisive time of Russian contemporary history. After almost 400 years of artificial East-West dilemma Russia is nowadays approaching to its own unique and consolidated foreign policy strategy. The embodiment of this strategy is Greater Eurasia. However, the practical implementation of this initiative will face numerous obstacles and challenges of both conceptual and practical nature. Russia thus should approach these challenges from the perspective of rational choice in favor of accelerated multilateral cooperation in Eurasia.