Dmitry V. Shlapentokh
Dmitry V. Shlapentokh is an Associate Professor of History at Indiana University South Bend. He teaches World and Russian/Soviet and post-Soviet history and is the author of several books and articles, and recieved his PhD from the University of Chicago. He was born in USSR.
Demonstrations in Vladivostok a decade ago were quelled, but an attitude of independence from faraway Moscow remains.
Kim Jong-un’s summit with Donald Trump captured attention, but on the Korean Peninsula, many convoluted ploys are afoot.
Why did Japan and South Korea not join the expulsion of Russian diplomats after the Skripal attack?
Moscow has little to sell besides gas, oil, and military hardware – and that drives Russian policy in the region.