“Problemy Dalnego Vostoka” (eng. “Far Eastern Affairs”) is an academic and socio-political journal of the Institute of Far Eastern Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IFES RAS); it was founded in March 1972. The frequency of the Journal is 6 issues per year.
The journal gives information on the history, culture, politics and economy of the Asia-Pacific countries, offering the readers an opportunity to monitor the development of international cooperation, bilateral and multilateral relations in this dynamic and strategically important region of the world, which includes – in addition to the leaders of the modern world economy China and Japan, rapidly growing India, Vietnam and other ASEAN countries – Siberia and the Russian Far East with their colossal potential.
Among the authors of the journal are well-known political and public figures, prominent academicians, government officials, experts and researchers from Russia and foreign countries.
According to experts who constantly read the journal, it manages to combine political relevance, constant search for new ideas and new methodology and careful adherence to the best traditions of the Russian oriental studies, avoid being ideologized and preserve academicism. A wide range of issues under consideration, the publication of materials that are diverse in thematic and conceptual terms allow the publication to interest a wide variety of readers, each of whom finds something informative in it.
Since 2002, some articles of the journal have been translated into English and published as a separate periodical (“Far Eastern Affairs”, ISSN 0206-149X).
Founders: the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Far Eastern Studies of the RAS.
Publisher: Russian Academy of Sciences (Russian Federation, Moscow, Leninsky prospekt 14).