Meeting with Foydor Aleksandrovich LUKYANOV
Date: May 23, 2012. Wednesday, 4:00 pm-5:30 pm
Location: The Asan Institute for Policy Studies, Conference Room (3F)Participants:
l HAHM Chaibong (President, The Asan Institute for Policy Studies)
l BONG Youngshik (Senior Research Fellow and Director of the Foreign Policy studies Program, The Asan Institute for Policy Studies)
l SHIN Chang-Hoon (Director of the International Law and Conflict Resolution Program, The Asan Institute for Policy Studies)
l KIM Ju Yeon (Program Officer of the Foreign Policy Studies Program, The Asan Institute for Policy Studies)
On May 23, 2012, Fyodor Aleksandrovich Lukyanov, the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Russia in Global Affairs, visited the Asan Institute for Policy Studies. The general discussion was based on the implications of Putin and Medvedev’s re-election as President and Prime Minister, respectively, on Russia’s domestic and foreign policies. By reflecting the idea that has been stipulated in Putin’s opinion piece published in The Moscow News, Mr. Lukyanov reiterated that Russian foreign policy’s shift to the East is based upon realism and pragmatism. In this regard, he further indicated that South Korea can potentially play a vital role in Russia’s broader Eurasia policy, especially in the expansion and deepening of its businesses and investment ties across the whole of the Eurasia region. Participants consensually pointed out that both Russia and South Korea should work hand-in-hand to adjust to the changing global structure and newly rising threats in the Post-Cold War era.