Индо-Тихоокеанский регион как фактор российско-вьетнамских отношений
The article distinguishes the specificity of the US policy towards the South China Sea issue in relations with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) through the prism of enhancing ASEAN’s role as a “driving force” of multilateral security dialogue in the Asia-Pacific region. The outlines of the American approach to the issue during and after the Cold War are drawn, the influence of the Chinese-American contradictions upon ASEAN’s policy is identified, the consequences of the US reaction on the verdict of the Permanent Court of Arbitration for ASEAN’s role as a “driving force” of the Asia-Pacific multilateral dialogue frameworks are examined, the repercussions of the project of the Indo-Pacific region and its current institutional frame — the Quadrilateral Defense Cooperation — for the further evolution of the South China Sea issue in the USASEAN dialogue are presented. Scenarios of the future evolution of ASEAN unity on the South China Sea issue through the lens of the Quad’s further development, prospects for the ASEAN countries to join this format and China’s counter-measures are considered. The findings of the article reveal that in the practical realm the strengthening of ASEAN unity and its positions as a driving force of the Asia Pacific multilateral security dialogue platforms with the focus on the South China Sea issue has never been a priority task for Washington
The report “Russia and the World: 2016. Annual Forecast: Economy and Foreign Policy” continues the series of yearly publications of the Primakov Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO), Russian Academy of Science, Center for Situation Analysis (CSA), Russian Academy of Science and Foundation for Prospective Studies and Initiatives. It consists of two parts: “Economy” and “Foreign Policy”. Part I focuses upon Russian foreign tradeeconomic relations and analysis and forecast of the world (Russia, Europe, the USA, Japan, India) economic trends in 2015-2016, including international financial markets and main Russian export markets. The report is based on the decades long IMEMO experience in forecast research. Part II presents the forecast of international relations for 2016, it analyzes main challenges for Russia and options to respond them.
The article focuses on Vietnam development aspects of in the late XX and early XXI centuries, as well as the formation of the trade system, investment and humanitarian contacts between Vietnam and Russia. The author puts emphasis on the fact that relations between the two countries have always been characterized by mutual understanding, goodwill and positive development. In difficult times of its history Vietnam received political, economic, and military assistance from the USSR (and Russia since 1991) and the Council for Mutual Economic Assistance (COMECON) of the socialist countries.