Vladivostok, a previously closed city under the U.S.S.R., is now Russia's most prominent Pacific port. Situated in close proximity to several neighbouring countries, the city and greater maritime region has considerable potential to impact Russian foreign policy within the Asia Pacific region. This week, podcast host and CIGI Chair of Global Security David Welch welcomes Professor Tamara Troyakova, Far Eastern Federal University, for a conversation on the growing role of Russia's far east. How is Russia engaging in the Asia Pacific region? Are territorial issues, such as the South Kuril Islands dispute, a priority? Tune in for the full conversation.

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