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Published in journal "National Security / nota bene", 2016-5 in rubric "Strategy of national security", pages 588-593.
Resume: This article is dedicated to the analysis of the trilateral relations in format of Russia – India – China “triangle”. Despite certain successes in the relations between the aforementioned nations, there are serious issues of economic and political nature, which hinder the full-fledged cooperation on the trilateral basis. In addition to that, it must be considered that the external actors represented by the European Union and the United States also pursue their own interests. This work makes an attempt to systematize the existing controversies and give them an objective assessment. The author uses the position of the modern school of political neorealism as the foundation of the theoretical-methodological approach. Within the framework of the analysis of relations in Russia – India – China “triangle”, were determined the main approaches of the countries towards bilateral and multilateral collaboration in the context of the “triangle” system, as well as the hidden factors affected the changes in behavior within it. The conclusion is made that the “triangle” is not equilateral, but rather Isosceles with the unstable base in form of the relations between India and China; Russia, India, and China have a number of controversies, which are also expressed in different rates of economic development.
Keywords: cooperation, strategic interests, SCO, BRICS, China, India, Russia, balance of power, globalization, multilateral diplomacy
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