“Chinese frontier troops crossed the border of India, pushed deep into the sector Daulat Beg Oldie in Ladakh region of Kashmir in the Himalayas and organized camp there. Delhi considers this territory its property. But Beijing denied that its troops had entered the Indian territory. Due to the lack of precise delineation of this sector of the Sino-Indian border disputes between these countries had previously occurred in the past. But it is the first time when China's military crossed the border and in fact settled on foreign territory”, - Vice President, Observer Research Foundation, Nandan Unnikrishnan.
“China is active in providing space services and the creation of satellites for developing countries, even those as large as Brazil. And this is a clear application for serious foreign capital in space affairs, which the Chinese themselves do not conceal», - PIR Center expert Pavel Luzin.
“Increasing the size of the Chinese nuclear arsenal at a moderate pace while at the same time improving its performance characteristics would be an adequate response to the development of anti-missile systems in the Asia-Pacific region; it would also be in line with China's no-first-use policy. Nevertheless, unless the American missile defense system in Asia is dismantled, or unless some path to U.S.–Chinese cooperation on missile defense is found, Beijing will not join the nuclear disarmament process”, – Alexander Kolbin, Executive Assistant to the PIR Center President.
Perspectives for Russia-ASEAN cooperation in strategic spheres
The 21st century will be the Age of Asia Pacific. And since Russia, as a Euro-Pacific nation, has presence in this region, it has a unique opportunity to jump on the departing train of world leadership"
Maria Teploukhova, PIR Center expert
As a Euro-Pacific nation, Russia is pursuing an important strategy of restoring the balance between the European and Pacific directions of its policy. On the agenda now is a transition from declarations to drawing up practical plans and mechanisms of their implementation. PIR Center has launched a project to analyze the position of other countries in the region and produce expert recommendations for the Russian leadership.
PIR Center Analysis
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