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Russia and Asia-Pacific: From 'Competing' to 'Complementary' Regionalisms?

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)138-148
Number of pages11
Issue number2
Early online date19 Mar 2014
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2014

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This article addresses Russia's role in the Asia-Pacific region and asks whether and how its conception of its role has changed. It is suggested that within Russia there is a re-evaluation of regionalism, underway in both academic and public spheres, which seeks to engage with ‘Eurocentric’ approaches to regionalism and, to some extent, challenge it – much of this remains at a discursive or rhetorical level. However, there is also evidence to show that Russia is attempting to diversify relations in the region away from China due to the overdependence of Russia's Far Eastern region on China in economic terms.

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