Asian-Pacific Roundtable

  • AMERICAN, CHINESE AND RUSSIAN VOICES ON THE CURRENT SITUATION AND THE FUTURE OF THE ASIA-PACIFIC REGION

    Author: Jarosław Suchoples
    Institution: National University of Malaysia, University of Szczecin
    Year of publication: 2013
    Source: Show
    Pages: 222-236
    DOI Address: -
    PDF: rop/2013/rop201314.pdf

    On 3rd-5th June, 2013 the 27th Asian-Pacifi c Roundtable was organized in Kuala Lumpur. Th e conference held traditionally in the Malaysian capital provided invited speakers with an occasion for presentations of their views on current problem countries situated in Asia and around the Pacifi c Ocean, as well as the future of relations between them.Th is time, the theme of the Asian-Pacifi c Roundtable was Strategising Change in Asia. USA Ambassador Hill said that reports about the decline of the West seemed to be premature. He proposed not to overestimate successes of Asian countries scored mainly in the fi eld of economy and reminded once again that Europe as well as North America possessed experience in overcoming problems of diff erent nature. Minister Morgulov from Russia tried to convince that Russian politicians are aware that their state possessed too little potential to compete successfully with the United States or China for the regional or global leadership. It seems that Russia has begun to implement some kind of containment strategy aimed at the containment of Russia’s diminishing signifi cance in the world.

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