Roundtable "Russia and Asian players in the Arctic: Interests and Opportunities for Cooperation "
In the 21st century, more and more countries, including the growing Asian states, whose interests were not traditionally associated with the Arctic, are pursuing an increasingly active policy in the Arctic direction. Their interests in the region are multifaceted. Firstly, they are connected with the untapped economic potential of the Arctic, its huge natural resources and promising transport and logistics routes. Secondly, the importance of the region for the non-Arctic states prede-termines its decisive importance for the environment and climate of the entire planet. Thirdly, the growing attention is due to the negative trends in world poli-tics, which now affects the Arctic, which crisis phenomena have bypassed before.
China, India, the Republic of Korea, Japan and Singapore gained observer status in the Arctic Council in 2013 and have been keeping a close eye on the polar re-gions ever since. In the coming years, the interest of other ASEAN countries in the region may also increase.
Some Asian players, especially China and India, as a priority partner in the Arctic, have traditionally viewed Russia. Today, in the face of external pressure from the West, cooperation with non-regional, mostly friendly players can create a new impetus for Russia's development in strategic, economic and scientific directions.
Yulia MELNIKOVA, Program Coordinator, RIAC
Nikolai KORCHUNOV, Ambassador at Large, Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Daryana MAXIMOVA, Deputy Executive Director of the Northern Forum, Associate Professor of the Institute of Modern Languages and Regional Studies, North-Eastern Federal University named after M.K. Ammosova, Senior Research Fellow, Canada Division, Institute of the USA and Canada, Russian Academy of Sciences
Peiqing GUO, Professor, Ocean University of China
Vladimir PETROVSKY, Senior Researcher, Russia, China, the World Centre, Institute of China and Modern Asia RAS
Amit Bhandari, Senior Researcher, Investment and Communications Division, Gateway House Energy
Alexei KUPRIYANOV, Head, South Asia and the Indian Ocean Region Group, Primakov Institute RAS
Kumar RAJAN, Associate Professor, Centre for Russian and Central Asian Studies, School of In-ternational Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University
Ekaterina KOLDUNOVA, Director, ASEAN Centre, Associate Professor, Department of Oriental Studies, MGIMO University, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia
Evgeny KIM, Leading Researcher, Centre for Korean Studies, Institute of China and Modern Asia RAS
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