In the next issue of the year-book "Zapad-Vostok-Rossiya" the main tendencies, processes and the most significant events in relationship of the countries of the Center, the Periphery and Poluperiferiya, including positions and the interests of Russia in this interaction are presented, as before. The main subjects of a panorama of 2017 – change in policy of the countries of the western coalition led by the USA (including, in relation to Russia), problems of BRICS and the former Soviet Union, a situation in Syria and other hot spots in the Middle East, etc. These and other subjects are considered both in global, and in regional measurement (Southeast Asia, East Asia, Latin America, Africa). As always, there are sections on world economy, ecology, information on new books.
The report analyzes Russian and US policy goals and approaches regarding international relations, economy and security issues in the Asia-Pacific region. It also assesses the current state of Russian-American interaction in the region, as well as opportunities and prospects for cooperation between the two countries, and also draws up recommendations for the government bodies in Russia and the US, which define and implement their respective policy towards this region.