"Asia and Africa today"
- is a scientificl monthly journal (in Russian)
of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Included in Russian Science Citation Index on
WoS platform, and EBSCO Publishing.
ISSN 0321-5075
Published since July 1957.

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JAPAN-INDIA RELATIONS AND THE IPR CONCEPT

Irina V. GORDEEVA, PhD (History), Associate Professor, School of Asian Studies, National Research University Higher School of Economics ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

DOI: 10.31857/S000523100000685-7

     The article focuses on the policy of Japan towards India in light of the processes unfolding now in the Asia-Pacific Region. It is emphasized that in the advance undertaken by the United States and Japan in the APR - with the aim to form the so-called Indo-Pacific region (IPR), the utmost importance is given to the drawing of India, with its great potential, to the side of the West. One of the leading roles in the realization of this plan is assigned to Japan which put forward the concept of a “free and open IPR”, meant to become the foundation of a new order in the region with the core consisting of “four” countries - the USA, Japan, India and Australia. The considerable rise of bilateral relations between Japan and India that has been taking place in recent years and may have a deep impact on the future of the region is analyzed. The question is - will Washington and Tokyo be able to succeed with their plan to reconstruct the current situation in the APR taking into account the negative reaction from Russia, China and other Asian countries?

KENYA’S OVERLAPPING MEMBERSHIP IN REGIONAL ORGANISATIONS

Claire A. AMUHAYA (Kenya), Post-graduate student

DOI:10.31857/S032150750000692-3

     State interests are similar especially within a region as they have a lot of common objectives and regional integration is the common avenue that most states have adopted for pursuing and achieving these shared objectives. However, it’s important to note that regardless of the shared objectives, most states will pursue their own national interests first before anything else. This has led to some countries choosing the strategy of overlapping membership hence belonging to multiple organizations within the region as is with the case of Kenya.