Viktor Sumsky

Russian Federation

Director of the ASEAN Center at MGIMO University.

Materials

Southeast Asia: A Second Front in the Fight Against Terrorism?
09.08.2017
The threat posed by ISIS not only to the Philippines, but to the whole region, should not be underestimated. The recent seizure of the southern Philippine city of Marawi by militants aligned with the

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Rodrigo Duterte in Russia: Arms Deal on the Way?
24.05.2017
Duterte's visit is a necessary prelude to cooperation in the field of defense. It is not the first time the Filipinos wish to buy Russian weapons. The Filipinos got from the former colonial power

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The Manila Summit: No Grounds to Doubt ASEAN’s Standing
12.05.2017
The final statement of the Manila summit is not an indication that it has turned a blind eye to the problems of the South China Sea. On the contrary, it includes a large section that reaffirmed the

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ASEAN Rejects South China Sea Tensions in Favor of Centrality
29.07.2016
It was expected that the 2016 ASEAN summit would lead to a repeat of the 2012 meeting in Cambodia, when the ASEAN member states’ foreign ministers failed to issue a communique. However, during

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Why America’s Asian Allies Value Military Partnership With Moscow
06.05.2016
Last week, the first ever informal meeting between the Russian defence minister and his colleagues from the ten ASEAN nations took place in Moscow. Viktor Sumsky, Director of the ASEAN Center at MGIMO

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