The Man From Vladivostok: Russia and the Asia-Pacific with Artyom Lukin

April 22nd, 2019 · 38 mins 14 secs

About this Episode

"In Russia, we don't see North Korea as a threat," says Dr. Artyom Lukin, an expert on Russian foreign policy in the Asia-Pacific region. A contributing writer to Washington Post, Huffington Post, and more, Dr. Lukin clears up American misconceptions in the Far East and gives us some uniquely Russian insight and perspective.

Dr. Artyom Lukin is the deputy director for Research at the School of Regional and International Studies and associate professor at Far Eastern Federal University in Vladivostok, Russia. Dr. Lukin earned his PhD in Political Science from Far Eastern State University in 2002. In addition to his academic career, he worked as a public relations officer for the city of Vladivostok from 1998 to 2002 and at Dalenergo, the largest energy utility company in Russia’s Far East, from 2002–2007. He has authored numerous chapters, papers and op-eds, in Russian and English, on Asia-Pacific international politics and Russia’s engagement with Asia. Russia’s Far East: New Dynamics in Asia Pacific and Beyond, Lynne Rienner, (2015). Artyom Lukin’s research interests include international relations and security in the Asia-Pacific and Northeast Asia, Russian foreign policy, Russia’s engagement with the Asia-Pacific, and social, political and economic processes in the Russian Far East. Lukin has authored and co-authored multiple scholarly publications in Russian and English. He has been involved in numerous research and publication projects both in Russia and abroad. Artyom Lukin is an expert with the Russian International Affairs Council and he serves as a regular commentator for Russian and international news media.

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Dr. Lukin appears on this show courtesy of the Kozmetsky Center at St. Edward's University in Austin, Texas. Special thanks to Dr. Sharyl Cross and Joseph Sadek for bringing Dr. Lukin in from Russia and sharing him with The Slavic Connexion!

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