Will coronavirus affect Russia’s ’pivot to the East’?
Solanko, Laura (02.09.2020)
JulkaisusarjaBank of Finland Bulletin. Blog
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Julkaisun pysyvä osoite onhttps://urn.fi/URN:NBN:fi:bof-202009032311
Over the past decade, one of Russia’s key policy objectives has been the ’pivot to the East’, that is, a shift in policy emphasis to the East, to Asia. This policy reorientation gained added urgency after 2014 as relations with many Western countries deteriorated. From Russia’s standpoint, the pivot to Asia has made sense both economically and politically.