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Energy Exports To East Asia: The New Old Dimension of Russia's Strategic Pivot To The East

Yury Fedorov

In the spring of 2014 Moscow moved a strategy known as a pivot to the East to the forefront of its foreign policy. The strategy, brought to life and revitalized to a major extent in response to several waves of the Western sanctions, implies reinforced development of the Russian Far East and Eastern Siberia, and puts heavy emphasis on accelerated exploration and exploitation of eastern Russia’s natural resources. One essential leverage for meeting these ambitious goals is attracting large foreign investments to the Russian energy sector and advancing Russia’s energy exports to the Asian markets. What is the state of affairs with Russian energy exports in its most important segments oil, natural gas and coal? Does the dynamism that these export niches have been demonstrating so far provide a basis for implementation of Russia’s ambitious strategy? Yury Fedorov, member of the PIR Center Executive Board, provides a detailed analysis of these issues for Security Index.

Energy Exports To East Asia: The New Old Dimension of Russia's Strategic Pivot To The East (full text)


Security Index: A Russian Journal on International Security, Volume 20, Issue 3-4, 2014