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Article name Regional Security in the Arctic. Role of the Russian Federation and China in its Strengthening
Authors Chang Yan .. Candidate of Political Sciences, Associate Professor, changyan-2000@163.com
Pecheritsa V.. ,
Лю С.. ,
Bibliographic description Chang Yan, Pecheritsa V. F., Luo Xuan Regional Security in the Arctic. Role of the Russian Federation and China in its Strengthening // Transbaikal State University Journal. 2024. Vol. 30, no. 1. P. 172–181. DOI: 10.2109/2227-9245-2024-30-1-172-181.
Category Politology
DOI 519.7
DOI 10.2109/2227-9245-2024-30-1-172-181
Article type Original article
Annotation The authors examine the problems of cooperation between Russia and China in the Arctic, which is becoming an important factor in international relations. Despite the coinciding and divergent interests of the Russian Federation and China in the Arctic, the two states are extremely interested in managing regional security in this region. The object of the study is Russian-Chinese relations in the process of strengthening regional security in the Arctic. The subject is the peculiarities of Russian-Chinese interaction in strengthening regional security in the Arctic. The purpose of the study is to identify contradictions in the Arctic policies of the two countries that will not prevent them from fruitfully co-operating in Arctic development and protecting their national interests. The main research objectives are: to study Russian-Chinese cooperation in strengthening regional security in the Arctic; to identify new opportunities for Russian- Chinese cooperation in strengthening regional security in the Arctic; to analyze threats and challenges to Russian-Chinese cooperation in strengthening regional security in the Arctic. As a result of the research, the authors identify the main ways and forms of strengthening this security, emphasizing the strengthening of its militarystrategic component. The authors’ main conclusion is that some contradictions in the Arctic policy of the two countries do not prevent them from fruitful co-operation in the development of the Arctic and the protection of their national interests. Strengthening traditional and non-traditional security in the Arctic is dictated by the need to assert the principle of freedom of navigation, which China insists on. Although the practical implementation of this principle is still far off, it will remain purely theoretical for a long time. However, different interpretations of international legal instruments governing the Arctic policy of states have led to misunderstandings, concerns and disagreements between the two states.
Key words Russia, China, Arctic, Arctic Council, regional security, Arctic countries, Northern Sea Route, international legal status of the Arctic, national interests of the Russian Federation, strengthening strategic security
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