Russia and China held a joint naval exercise in the Pacific in April 2012 (photo:dpa)

Russia builds its forces for the Pacific power game

The fall of the Soviet Union in the 1990s was accompanied by a rapid decline in what was its naval and air power in the Pacific. Now Russia, under President Vladimir Putin, wants to re-establish the country as a military force in the area, mainly to protect its nuclear deterrent. In the second part of our three-part series on the build-up of military forces in the Asia-Pacific we look at how Russia plans to regain its place in the balance of power.

MOSCOW has shown increasing signs in the past decade that it is worried about its Far East region. It fears that depopulation and severe economic decline will risk reducing the region to little more than a resource base for China, with R...

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Professor Stefan Hedlund
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