Even though bilateral relations have warmed somewhat, Japan has failed to convince Russia to make concessions with regard to the territorial issue of the Northern Territories/South Kuril Islands, or to cut back its cooperation with China.

Bart Gaens
Project Director, CUSPP; Senior Research Fellow - The Global Security Research Programme
Marcin Kaczmarski
Marcin Kaczmarski
Senior Research Fellow - The EU's Eastern Neighbourhood and Russia research programme