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Russian President Vladimir Putin and Indonesian President Joko Widodo during a signing ceremony, Sochi, Russia, May 18, 2016 (AP photo by Alexander Zemlianichenko).

Russia’s Push to Gain Influence in Southeast Asia

Friday, May 27, 2016

In this week’s Trend Lines podcast, WPR’s editor-in-chief, Judah Grunstein, and host Peter Dörrie discuss rolling back Cuba sanctions, counterterrorism in Africa, and the hybrid information era. For the Report, Nikolas Gvosdev joins us to talk about Russia’s outreach to Southeast Asia. What is motivating it, and has it succeeded?

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Relevant articles on WPR:

Despite Loosened Embargo, Bankers’ Fears Block U.S. Commerce With Cuba
Africa’s Counterterrorism Growth Industry May Backfire
Rhodes Profile: Citizens, Spin and Truth in the Hybrid Information Era
With Putin’s ASEAN Outreach, Russia Sets Sights on Southeast Asia

Trend Lines is produced, edited and hosted by Peter Dörrie, a freelance journalist and analyst focusing on security and resource politics in Africa. You can follow him on Twitter at @peterdoerrie.

Additional audio credits:

CCTV News: Russia-ASEAN Summit held in Sochi to develop further cooperation
Al Jazeera English: Putin's pivot to Asia: Russia welcomes ASEAN leaders in Sochi

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