The Korean factor in Moscow’s foreign policy

North Korea Map and Flag

(Russia Beyond the Headlines – rbth.ru – Andrei Ilyashenko, special to RBTH – November 17, 2013) The author is a political analyst for the Voice of Russia Radio. Russia’s relations with South and North Korean are critical to the country’s stability and interests. Vladimir Putin had two reasons to visit Seoul on November 12 and 13: security and security. And […]

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Putin Heads East, Looking to Challenge U.S. Clout in Asia

Map of Asia-Pacific Highlighting APEC Member States

(Moscow Times – themoscowtimes.com – Ivan Nechepurenko – November 12, 2013) Russia looks to outdo the U.S. in pivoting toward Asia, with two state visits scheduled this week to Vietnam and South Korea. When President Vladimir Putin was asked at last month’s Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit in Bali what he thought about U.S. President Barack Obama’s absence due to a […]

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