Russia has generally been neglected in the academic and policy discourse on regional integration in East Asia. This book fills this gap, with particular attention to the role of Pacific Russia in the deepening regional integration in East Asia. It examines the increasingly diverse foreign policy interests of Russia related to emerging economic and political realities of the world, and Russia’s potential role in the regional integration in East Asia. Topics discussed include Russian strategic interests and security policy in East Asia generally, Russia’s bilateral relations with China, Japan, and the Korean Peninsula, opportunities and challenges energy and immigration presents for Russia and its engagement with East Asia, and Russia’s present and future roles in regional integration in East Asia.
"In my point of view, this book is a must-read for those interested in the potentials and challenges of Russia’s integration in East Asia. The book maintain a high degree of coherence. Ultimately, I would recommend “Russia and East Asia: Informal and Gradual Integration” to all those interested in the dynamics at play between Russia and East Asia, and even more so to those who possess background knowledge on the region." - Yagmur ERSAN (2014)
Introduction: Russia and East Asia Tsuneo Akaha and Anna Vassilieva Part 1: Russia’s Policy toward East Asia 1. Russia’s New Global Vision and Security Policy in East Asia Vitaly Kozyrev 2. Russia’s Security Policy towards East Asia Shinji Hyodo 3. Russia’s Economic Policy in East Asia Pavel Minakir Part 2: Bilateral Engagement in East Asia 4. Russia-China Relations Natasha Kuhrt 5. Japan’s Economic Relations with the Russian Far East Hiroshi Takahashi 6. Russia and the Korean Peninsula Beom-Shik Shin Part 3: Energy and Immigration 7. Russia and Energy Cooperation in East Asia Kenji Horiuchi 8. Russia’s Energy Development in Eastern Siberia and the Far East and Relations with East Asian Countries in the Energy Sector Boris Saneev and Dmitry Sokolov 9. Russia’s Immigration Challenges Zhanna Zaionchkovskaya, N.V. Mkrtchian, and E.V. Tyuryukanova Part 4: Russia and Regional Integration in East Asia 10. Hot Politics-Cold Economics and Cold Politics-Hot Economics: The Limits of Russian, Chinese and Japanese "High Politics" in View of East Asian Integration Christian Wirth 11. Russia and Regional Integration in East Asia Tsuneo Akaha and Anna Vassilieva