Anton Tsvetov is the Media and Government Relations Manager at the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), a Moscow-based foreign policy think tank. He tweets on Asian affairs and Russian foreign policy at @antsvetov and blogs for Russia Beyond the Headlines (Asia). The views expressed here are the author’s own and do not reflect those of RIAC.
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