May 20, 2014

Russia's Elusive Quest for Asia Influence

Sergey Radchenko, The Diplomat

The Associated Press

Putin’s arrival in China this week highlights the continued – indeed, growing – importance of Asia in Russia’s global calculus. Today, perhaps more than ever, Russia looks East, not West. It sees Asia’s potential markets, eyes its potential battlefields, and seeks a role for itself as a broker, a visionary, and a leader.

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