PacNet #24 - Russia’s Crimean annexation: what it means for East Asia
March 27, 2014
Moscow’s annexation of Crimea and continuing tensions over Ukraine are being felt primarily as a crisis in European and US relations with Russia. Yet Russia’s challenge to the international order has global ramifications that extend to East Asia. Implications for the region can be understood in terms of three broad categories: demonstration, distraction, and disruption.