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SSI Russias Prospects in Asia (December 2010)

o Russias Posture in and Policy Towards Northeast Asia Viacheslaw B.

o Russia in East Asia: Aspirations and Limitations R. Craig Nation
o Russian Repositioning in Northeast Asia: Putins Impact and Current
Reassesing the U.S. Rebalance in Northeast Asia Gilbert Rozman April
The Russian Far Eaast and the Future of Asian Security Artyom Lukin and
Rens Lee (February 2015)
The Russian Far East: Opportunites and Challegnes for Russias window on
the Pacific Rensselear Lee (February 2013)
The End of Russian Power in Asia? Stpehen Blank (2012)
Assessing the Asia-Pacific Rebalance - Zack Cooper, David J. Berteau, Michael
J. Green (2014)
o Content Type - Working Paper
o Institution - Center for Strategic and International Studies
o Abstract -Three years have passed since President Barack Obama laid
the groundwork for the U.S. rebalance to the Asia Pacific region.
Support for the rebalance strategy is substantial, but questions remain
about its implementation. As China's power grows and its
assertiveness in regional disputes increases, U.S. allies and partners
continue to rely on the United States to help reinforce regional security.
In this increasingly tense Asia Pacific security environment, it is critical
that regional allies, partners, and competitors recognize and
acknowledge that the United States is a Pacific power with the ability
to carry out its rebalance strategy.
Russia and Asia - K. Brutents 2011 (Journal- International Affairs: A Russian
Journal of World Politics, Diplomacy and International Relations)
o Abstract- We are living at the time of changes with no precedence in
human history either in scope or in pace. The geopolitical and
geoeconomic shifts which began in the last decade of the last century
and are gaining momentum in the 21st century are shaping a new
picture of the world. The transfer of global wealth and economic
power now under way roughly from West to the east is without
precedent in modern history, it will continue for the foreseeable
future. An expanse of independent policy is widening: scores of
countries doomed to centuries of silence and kept at the backyard of
oecumene have acquired voices of their own. Civilizations suppressed
for centuries have revived to add more color and variety to the world.
The seemingly unshakeable hegemony of the United States is
retreating to give space to a multipolar world. These tectonic shifts and
the forces behind them suggest a logical conclusion: history has been
spurred on.
Everyone Pivots to the Asia-Pacific - Brad Glosserman, Ralph A. Cossa- 2014
o Institution- Center for Strategic and International Studies

AbstractA trifecta of international gatherings the Asia Pacific

Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders Meeting in Beijing, the East Asia
Summit (EAS) in Nay Pyi Taw, and the G-20 gathering in Brisbane had
heads of state from around the globe, including US President Barack
Obama, flocking to the Asia-Pacific as 2014 was winding to a close.
North Korea was not included in these confabs but its leaders (although
not the paramount one) were taking their charm offensive almost
everywhere else in an (unsuccessful) attempt to block a UN General
Assembly resolution condemning Pyongyang's human rights record.
More successful was Pyongyang's (alleged) attempt to undermine and
embarrass Sony Studios to block the release of a Hollywood film
featuring the assassination of Kim Jong Un.
Is the Pivot Doomed? The Resilience of America's Strategic 'Rebalance'Winter 2015
o Counter Argument: expansionist Russia. Exemplified by Moscows
decision to infiltrate irregular armed forces to instigate and support an
insurrection in Crimea, this analysis suggests that the United States
might be drawn back into the active defense of Europe against a
predatory nationalistic Russian regime bent on reclaiming lost
territories that escaped Moscows clutches at the fall of the Soviet
The Changing Military Balance in the Koreas and Northeast Asia- Aaron
Linn, Anthony H. Cordesman
o InstitutionCenter for Strategic and International Studies
o Abstract- The tensions between the Koreas and the potential
involvement of the People's Republic of China (China or PRC), Japan,
Russia, and the United States of America (US) in a Korean conflict
create a nearly open-ended spectrum of possible conflicts. These
conflicts could range from posturing and threats wars of
intimidation to a major conventional conflict on the Korean
Peninsula, intervention by outside powers like the US and China, and
the extreme of nuclear conflict.