ASEAN-Russia: Foundations and Future Prospects
In 2012, Russia assumes the Chairmanship of APEC, and is keen to build on its memberships of both the East Asia Summit (EAS) and the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM). Russia is geographically and historically part of Asia and the Asia Pacific, and has been a dialogue partner of ASEAN since 1996. Still, the obstacles of distance and languages have led ASEAN member states and Russia to know and interact little between both sides. As growth poles in the world economy, there is much benefit in greater interaction between their rich economies. To commemorate the 15th Anniversary of the Russia-ASEAN dialogue partnership in 2011, the ASEAN Studies Centre at ISEAS and its counterpart from MGIMO-University, Moscow co-organized a two-day conference that year, in which papers were presented offering perspectives from Russia and the ten ASEAN member states. Representatives from academia, and the public and private sectors offered insights on topics including geopolitics, bilateral relations, business and economics, and culture and education. This is a timely book that affords the reader insights into where ASEAN-Russia relations currently stand and suggests how they can improve and move forward.
The China Sea issue is a very complex problem of the Far East which needs to be solved. In this article the author tries to find possible ways of solving it and analyse would-be benefits which Russia can get from this conflict.
On October 12–13, 2012 the Second Asia-Pacific Forum was held in Moscow, organized by the Russian International Affairs Council and the Russian APEC Study Center in partnership with the International Affairsmagazine. Representatives from government agencies, Russia’s expert and business communities, the United States, China, Japan, Korea, Thailand, and the Philippines attended this event. The forum included plenary sessions and a series of panel discussions dealing with specific areas of Russia’s cooperation with Asia-Pacific countries, ranging from nuclear power to cooperation on information technologies.
The Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) hereby extends its gratitude to all participants in the Second Asia-Pacific Forum. This report could hardly have been prepared without a significant input made by each Forum participant in summing up Russia’s APEC presidency and identifying ways to deepen Russia’s integration into the Asia-Pacifi.
This report presents the key conclusions and proposals advanced by forum participants for public debate. RIAC plans to continue studying Asia-Pacific issues from the vantage point of implementing Russia’s strategic interests in this region, and is hopeful that the debate will continue
In the article touch upon the issues of the civilization potential of Russia and China in the context of the perspectives of the regional integration in the Asian-Pacific region. The dynamics of the integration processes in the region stands in the capacity of the real factor of increasing interdependency of the political, cultural and economic connections. The article has the actual meaning and may enable understanding of the character of the relations between Russia and China. The work is of interest for the specialists in the field of world politics, and also for a wide audience.
The 11th International Seapower Symposium in Seoul was organised on Sep. 6th. The theme of the symposium was “Changing Maritime Security Environments and the Role of Navy: Challenges and Opportunities”. There were about six hundred senior officers and scholars from China, the United States, Japan, Russia, England, Australia and the ROK, which discussed principal problems and tendencies of modern maritime security.
The article is devoted to the problem of the perspectives SCO in the conditions of overcoming of consequences of global finanacial crisis which has designated the beginning of the future tendencies to real multipolarity and has put new problems before its participants. The article has the actual meaning and may enable understanding of the character of the relations between Russia and China within the limits of SCO. The work is of interest for the specialists in the field of world politics, and also for a wide audience.
The geographic constructs and the geo-political imaginations have dictated the formation of informal dialogue mechanisms and multilateral structures. During Cold War, the power bloc politics have subsumed these geographical difinitions and have transcended national sovereighn boundaries. In the contemporary discourse, new formulations like Asia-Pacific, East Asia and Indian Ocean have diefined new politico-security thinking. The concept of Indo-Pacific is an over-arching geopolitical imagination which addresses new challenges in political, economic and maritime domains. This book addresses this new concept and debates its viability.
The article is devoted to the Asia-Pacifi c Economic Cooperation (APEC) Forum to be held and presided by the Russian Federation in early September 2012 in Vladivostok. The article gives the background for establishing the APEC, describes its goals and decisions adopted. It defi nes the APEC's place in the global economy as the largest association of States, which accounts for more than half of global GDP and which has set ambitious targets for establishing a free trade zone, liberalizing the investment climate and promoting regional integration. The article examines the major events in the global energy sector that triggered off the structural energy crisis in the early XXI century, causing the need for ensuring a global international energy security. The author suggests that the issue of energy security as a factor in implementing the strategic objectives of the APEC's economic and social development should be put on the agenda of the Forum. In this connection, the article analyzes the Draft Convention on Ensuring International Energy Security proposed by the Russian Federation for discussion and possible adoption. The article also puts forward several proposals for deepening regional integration to promote the development of the Far East and Siberia, and the creation of a new export base and promoting the Eastern vector of the Russian foreign economic cooperation policy.
This chapter is devoted to ASEAN’s Leading Role in East Asian Multilateral Dialogue on Security Matters of Asia-Pacific region.
In this capture, the authors try to forecast changings which will be able to occur during the next 20 years in Pacific Asia
The article deals with the processes of building the information society and security in the CIS in accordance with modern conditions. The main objective is to review existing mechanisms for the formation of a common information space in the Eurasian region, regarded as one of the essential aspects of international integration. The theoretical significance of the work is to determine the main controls of the regional information infrastructure, improved by the development of communication features in a rapid process.The practical component consists in determining the future policies of the region under consideration in building the information society. The study authors used historical-descriptive approach and factual analysis of events having to do with drawing the contours of today's global information society in the regional refraction.
The main result is the fact that the development of information and communication technologies, and network resources leads to increased threats of destabilization of the socio-political situation in view of the emergence of multiple centers that generate the ideological and psychological background. Keeping focused information policy can not be conceived without the collective participation of States in the first place, members of the group leaders of integration - Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan. Currently, only produced a comprehensive approach to security in the information field in the Eurasian region, but the events in the world, largely thanks to modern technology, make the search for an exit strategy with a much higher speed. The article contributes to the science of international relations, engaging in interdisciplinary thinking that is associated with a transition period in the development of society. A study of current conditions in their relation to the current socio-political patterns of the authors leads to conclusions about the need for cooperation with the network centers of power in the modern information environment, the formation of alternative models of networking, especially in innovation and scientific and technical areas of information policy, and expanding the integration of the field in this region on the information content.