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East Asian Summit and Russia: Long-Awaited Invitation

Victor Sumsky

Russia officially expressed its desire to join the East Asian Summit (EAS) before 2005 when the first annual meeting was held. The application was declined on the grounds that Russia's links with the ASEAN countries were not yet “substantive” enough. In 2010, there was finally the official invitation to join EAS, which Russia received simultaneously with the United States. The author offers his opinion on why Russia was not a member of EAS before, why it is now being invited to join, and what's the role the invitation for the U.S. plays in this turn.

East Asian Summit and Russia: Long-Awaited Invitation


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SECURITY INDEX №2 (95), 2011

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