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By Marinko Bobic

States can decide to cooperate, hold up or improve their territorial disputes, yet there's a lack of know-how of technique in the back of every one selection. process is thoroughly calculated, in particular for crucial nation parts, reminiscent of territory. during this examine, Russian territorial disputes are checked out utilizing the idea of omnibalancing and the speculation of preventive conflict, theories that have already been utilized by means of Taylor Fravel in his winning research of the chinese language territorial disputes. Russia has a wealthy background of territorial disputes and the result of this qualitative learn convey that Fravel’s strategy can clarify such a lot of Russia’s circumstances, however the explanatory strength will be elevated via altering definite premises of his concept. particularly, calculations that quite a few Russian regimes have made must be interpreted generally due to the fact that threats and advantages can take a number of types. pros in safeguard and overseas coverage will locate this research enlightening, as will teachers and their scholars.

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116 Kimura, The Kurillian Knot: A History of Japanese-Russian Border Negotiations, 24. , 172-73. , 24. 119 Yeltsin sought cooperation with Japan while facing these threats. 121:KLOH

Gilbert Rozman (New York: St Martin's Press, 2000), 183. 96 Kimura, The Kurillian Knot: A History of Japanese-Russian Border Negotiations, 106-7; Williams, Resolving the Russo-Japanese Territorial Dispute: Hokkaido-Sakhalin Relations, 21. 97 This became known as the Tokyo Declaration. The problem for Japan is that although Yeltsin basically made two steps forward (out of three), he later made comments indicating that a lot more work was needed before settling the territorial issue. This irritated the Japanese but they still sought to improve relations with Russia, especially 98 economically.

As for the 1978-9 deployment of Soviet troops onto Kunashiri, Etorofu, and Shikotan Islands (escalation), one can still observe KhrushFKHY¶V ORJLF although the hypotheses on escalation definitely do not apply here. 114 The effect of this treaty was that it increased the threat posed by the United States. One can also state that the Soviets deployed troops and military installations on Kuril Islands for another reason - sudden increase in the value of land. , 75; Williams, Resolving the Russo-Japanese Territorial Dispute: Hokkaido-Sakhalin Relations, 48.

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