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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRoutledge Handbook of Russian Foreign Policy
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781134994168
ISBN (Print)9781138690448
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018

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This chapter assesses the trajectory of Russia’s policy towards Asia, principally Asia-Pacic, but will also touch on policy towards Central Asia and South Asia. It has been suggested that four ‘old’ regions are being ‘pushed into one’ (Central, South, Northeast and Southeast Asia), which facilitates the formation in the ‘East Eurasian space’ of a new geopolitical regional complex of ‘Greater East Asia’ (Sevastyanov, 2012). In dening the parameters of Asia therefore, a ‘contest is emerging over how to dene Asia conceptually, including choice of terminology’ (Kuhrt, 2014a; Medcalf, 2016).

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