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Russia and the Balance of Power in Northeast Asia
Published by Ashgate Publishing Limited
Exploring the emerging balance of power in Northeast Asia (NEA) and Russia's role in that system, this book highlights its crucial importance to both the wider Asia-Pacific and the global international system. Replacing America's hegemony, this multipolarity is somewhat skewed, with the U.S. and China as the two strongest actors, while Russia, North and South Korea, Japan, and Taiwan are noticeably less influential in the region. The picture is further complicated by the fact that some of the regional players are not fully independent in their foreign policies. Russia and the Balance of Power in Northeast Asia, this book puts forward that NEA is likely to develop a stable multipolar system sustained by system-wide forces, namely demographic processes, nuclear deterrence, and multilateral institutions with Russia having the potential to make a significant input into the creation of a stable and relatively peaceful balance of power order in NEA.
Artyom Lukin is Deputy Director for Research and Associate Professor at the School of Regional and International Studies, Far Eastern Federal University, Russia. Rouben Azizian is a professor at the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. Before joining, Dr Azizian taught at the Department of Political Studies of the University of Auckland, New Zealand and was previously President of the Auckland Branch of the New Zealand Institute of International Affairs.
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