Asia-Pacific Security


What’s in a Name? India’s Role in the Indo-Pacific

For now, India’s role in the Western Pacific region remains symbolic, and in the Indo-Pacific context, confined to the Indian Ocean Region.

Can the Russia-India Friendship Survive in the New Bipolar World?

Russia and India’s divergence toward the two global centers of power—China and the United States—is gradually burning the bridges of Russian-Indian friendship.

Is Russia Right to Fear Creeping Militarization in Japan?

If Japan’s quiet military revolution is indeed aimed against a specific threat, then that threat issues not from Russia but from China.

Podcast: Russia and the Indo-Pacific

Podcast host Alex Gabuev; Darshana Baruah, an associate fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; and Michito Tsuruoka, an associate professor at Keio University in Tokyo, examine relations in and around the Indo-Pacific.

What’s the U.S. Take on Russia-Japan Relations?

James Schoff, a senior fellow at the Carnegie Asia Program, explains the U.S. position on the close relationship between Russian President Vladimir Putin and former Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe, and how Washington views economic cooperation between the two neighbors.

India, Russia, and the Quad: Russia’s Place in the Indo-Pacific

Ahead of the first virtual summit of the Quad countries (the United States, Japan, Australia, and India), Ashley J. Tellis, a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, looked at the relationship between Russia and India, the role of the Quad, and why Delhi is keen to include Moscow in Indo-Pacific affairs.

Progress From Stalemate: Where Next for Moscow and Tokyo?

We are unlikely to see a political or economic breakthrough in Russo-Japanese relations. Japan won’t be trying to repeat Abe’s efforts to that end in the foreseeable future. Nevertheless, bilateral relations could well grow naturally under minimally favorable conditions.

As Russia and China Draw Closer, Europe Watches With Foreboding

The emergence of a Pax Sinica including Russia could draw new dividing lines over Eurasia.

Can Russia and Japan Contribute to Indo-Pacific Stability?

As the destabilization of the Indo-Pacific region continues and disagreements between key players escalate, the Russo-Japanese security dialogue may acquire growing significance.

Podcast: Is There Any Hope for Russia-Japan Relations Without Abe?

Any discussion of Russia’s Asia policy inevitably focuses on China, but what about Japan?
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