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Book chapter

Maritime Security and Cooperation in Asia-Pacific: Russia’s Perspective

P. 309-319.

Along with unprecedented geopolitical changes the present world is encountering, Russia’s turn to Asia-Pacific has become irreversible. Given the maritime nature of the region, for Russia to establish itself as an influential maritime power that makes tangible contribution to Asia-Pacific maritime security and cooperation becomes an urgent necessity.

This task is especially timely as Asia-Pacific maritime security is facing hard times. Security challenges are evolving at a faster pace than mechanisms and institutions aimed to keep them within manageable bounds. Given that Asia-Pacific economy, politics and security are closely intertwined with global developments, Russia, an established global power, can play a special role in fostering cooperative trends in maritime Asia-Pacific.   

 The paper is divided into three parts.  Part One gives insights into the current trends of Asia-Pacific maritime security with a special emphasis on Sino-US contradictions. Part Two focuses upon main limitations of multilateral dialogue on maritime security issues. Part Three outlines Russia’s potential and existing policy options. The conclusion summarizes the foregoing analysis.

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Beijing: China Institute for International Strategic Studies, Katie Chan Foundation, 2014.