This collection of essays by leading scholars and diplomats involved with the area examines the key political and economic issues facing Japan, Russia, and their neighbors since the end of the Cold War. The main goal is to analyze recent developments in Moscow-Tokyo bilateral relations and their growing interest in closer economic engagement, stability, and regional cooperation.
The volume provides readers with an in-depth analysis of the very problems and opportunities that compelled the national leaders of Japan and Russia to drastically change the format and contents of the dialogue, to address the most critical issues not only of the moment but also for the future. The volume is a crucial resource for scholars, policy makers, and students involved with Asia-Pacific economic cooperation and Japanese and Russian foreign policy.
About the Author:
VLADIMIR I. IVANOV is Senior Researcher at the Economic Research Institute for Northeast Asia. Formerly he was Head of the Asia-Pacific Region Department of the Institute of World Economics and International Relations of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Among his earlier publications is Northern Territories and Beyond: Russian, Japanese, and American Perspectives (Praeger, 1995).
KARLA S. SMITH formerly was a researcher at the Economic Research Institute for Northeast Asia. She now lives in Washington, DC.