Researches about Ukraine

Russia, Japan, and the G7

Center on Global Interests

A panel discussion with:
Sheila Smith, Council on Foreign Relations
Joshua Walker, German Marshall Fund
Moderator: Clyde Prestowitz, President and Founder of the Economic Strategic Institute
Japan-Russia relations are at an important crossroads. This May Japan will preside over the annual meeting of G7 countries, a club that Russia was suspended from in 2014 following the seizure of Crimea. Despite Moscow’s current international exclusion, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has reportedly snubbed an appeal by U.S. President Barack Obama, who asked that he not visit Russia before the summit.
Will Japan use the G7 opportunity to strengthen its ties with Russia? What are the prospects …read more

Source: Center on Global Interests

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