Russia and Regional Organizations [article]

Stephen Aris, Derek Lambton Averre, Vyacheslav Amirov, Evgeny Kanaev, Aris Stephen, Matthias Neumann, Robert Orttung, Jeronim Perović, Heiko Pleines, Hans-Henning Schröder
2010
Resource Security Institute 2 analytical digest russian russian analytical digest 76/10 Abstract In the last decade, Russia has developed a more nuanced approach to multilateralism in the post-Soviet space. Having become disillusioned with the CIS, the Russian leadership has focussed on cooperation in specific fields with certain states in CSTO and EurAsEC, while SCO has provided scope for cooperation in tandem with China, another major power in Eurasia. Moscow has successfully managed to keep
more » ... hat it considers strategic areas of cooperation within CSTO and EurAsEC, thus not involving China in these areas, while at the same time benefiting from tying itself to the resources and international standing of China in SCO. This mixed approach has enabled Russia to reassert its place as the leader of multilateralism in parts of the post-Soviet space. Abstract Recent trends in Russia's policy towards Southeast Asia provide ample evidence to suggest that Moscow is extending its influence in the region. However, recent and expected developments in South-East Asia do not provide Russia with valid grounds for optimism about further developing its relationships with either individual Southeast Asian states or ASEAN.
doi:10.3929/ethz-a-006249107 fatcat:omqcwyak7fenta7wppkssm7e4m