The Russian leader faces a whirlwind diplomatic task in Osaka. Iran, Syria and arms control top his agenda with the US president, while Trump’s stance on trade has pushed India, China and Russia closer
The slow death of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty is part of a collapse in cold war era arms control. Chaos now beckons, as every country fends for itself. Welcome to the New World Disorder
Talks between Moscow and Tokyo over the territory have been at an impasse for decades. Can closer ties finally lead to a treaty?
America’s plan to withdraw from the INF deal raises the prospect of US missile deployments in the Asia-Pacific, threatening China’s security. But it may also hand Beijing a key role in building the new world order of arms control.
From arms to energy, Russian influence in the region is growing ever greater – and key to Moscow’s route to dominance is its unique relationship with Beijing.
As economic ties between Seoul and Tokyo fade, bad blood dating back more than a century has started to resurface.
Joint investment between Moscow and Beijing may be a win-win on paper but, as experience in the Russian Far East shows, it can also fuel resentment regarding China’s presence