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(Opinion) 5 APAC Security Trends to Watch in 2015

2015-01-03 09:55:42       source:The Diplomat

By Robert Farley

January 3, 2015

"As 2014 begins to recede from memory, here are some situations we can expect to develop over the next year:

We may get some clarity on what to expect from Russia in East Asia over the course of the next year. Russia ended 2014 on a low note, isolated from the international community and struggling with a collapsing economy. Moscow has attempted to recoup some of its losses by developing more significant energy and trade relations with China, and 2015 should give us a better sense of Beijing's receptivity to these overtures. At the same time, Russia’s intention to sell more military equipment to regional rivals like Vietnam may strain relations with China."

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