Research group on Russia’s security and economic role in Northeast Asia


Artyom Lukin is Deputy Director for Research at the Institute of Oriental Studies/School of Regional and International Studies, Far Eastern Federal University. He is also Associate Professor of International Relations there. Lukin earned his PhD in Political Science from Far Eastern State University in 2002. Apart from academic career, he worked as a public relations officer in the Vladivostok City Administration (1998-2002) and at the Russian Far East's biggest energy utility company Dalenergo (2002-2007).

Artyom Lukin's main research interests are international relations and international political economy in the Asia-Pacific and Northeast Asia; Russian foreign policy; Russia’s engagement with the Asia-Pacific; social, political and economic processes in the Russian Far East.

Lukin has authored numerous chapters, papers and commentaries, in Russian and English, on Asia-Pacific international politics and Russia's engagement with Asia. His latest book (co-authored with Rens Lee) is Russia's Far East: New Dynamics in Asia Pacific and Beyond (Lynne Rienner, 2015). He has been involved in numerous research and publication projects both in Russia and abroad. In 2016-17 he was a co-leader of a Russian - US collaborative study of Russia’s relations with North Korea,

Artyom Lukin is an expert for Russian International Affairs Council as well as the Valdai Club. He is a regular contributor and commentator for Russian and international news media, including TASS, RIA Novosti, TheWorldPost, East Asia Forum. 

Key research areas:

- Russia’s political and security role in Northeast Asia

- Russia’s economic relations with Northeast Asian countries

- Economic, political and social processes in the Russian Far East

- The Russian Far East’s interactions with the Northeast Asian neighbors.


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Major recent publications:

Artyom Lukin. “Putin’s Silk Road Gamble.” The Washington Post. Feb. 8, 2018,

Artyom Lukin. Prospects for diplomacy with North Korea: A Russian perspective. The Asan Forum. Feb. 13, 2018,

Artyom Lukin. Nuclear Weapons and Russian-North Korean Relations. Foreign Policy Research Institute. November 2017,  (co-authored with Georgy Toloraya, Andrei Lankov et al.)

Artyom Lukin. “Russia’s Institutional Engagement with the Asia-Pacific: getting more Asian and less Pacific.” In Steven Rothman, Utpal Vyas, and Yoichiro Sato (eds), Regional Institutions, Geopolitics and Economics in the Asia-Pacific. Routledge, 2017, pp. 156-173.

Artyom Lukin. “Soviet/Russia-China Relations: coming full circle?” In Thomas Fingar (ed.),  Uneasy partnerships : China's engagement with Japan, the Koreas, and Russia in the era of reform. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2017, pp. 189-217.

Artyom Lukin. “The Asia-Pacific alliances of the United States: between balancing, neutralization and hedging.” World Economy and International Relations. 2017, vol.61, issue 4, pp. 5-15 (co-authored with Semyon Korotich) (in Russian).

Artyom Lukin. “Russian Perceptions of the Power Transition.” In David Walton , Emilian Kavalsky (eds), Power Transition in Asia. Routledge, 2016, pp.179-191.

Artyom Lukin, Victoria Panova (eds), Russia and Japan: looking together into the future. Vladivostok: Far Eastern Federal University Press, 2016. 

Major international partners:

1. Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO-University)

2. Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO), Russian Academy of Sciences

3. Foreign Policy Research Institute, the US

4. Seoul National University, ROK