Illustration: Craig Stephens Illustration: Craig Stephens
Illustration: Craig Stephens
Richard Heydarian
Opinion

Opinion

Richard Heydarian

To woo Asean, Russia needs to offer trade, not just arms

  • Over the past decade, Moscow has consciously pursued its own pivot to Southeast Asia, hoping to exploit booming markets and the space opened up by intense US-China rivalry in the region
  • Moscow’s recent vaccine diplomacy will help, and in the longer run it needs to build an economic relationship based on more than arms sales

Illustration: Craig Stephens Illustration: Craig Stephens
Illustration: Craig Stephens
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