Under today’s political and security conditions, the emphasis in foreign policy of Ukraine is made on Euro-Atlantic direction. However, this negatively affects the strategy of diversifying political and trade-economic ties with other regions, in particular the East Asian region (EAR), which is the world’s largest centre of economic growth. For most EAR countries, Ukraine is not a priority partner or a significant actor in the region’s economy, just as the region, with the exception of individual countries, is not a significant actor in Ukraine’s economy. In this context, analysis of preferences and perspectives of the EAR for Ukraine is presented. Some elements of a strategy of Ukraine’s relations with the region are formulated; a number of recommendations are given
Ihor Lossovskyi, Ph.D., is currently a Deputy Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the International Organizations in Vienna (OSCE, IAEA, CTBTO, NSG, UNIDO, UNODC, and others). He joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine in 1993 and, amongst other positions, was the Consul General of Ukraine in Toronto, Canada, Ambassador of Ukraine to Malaysia, and Ambassador at Large with the Ukrainian MFA. Dr. Lossovskyi has M.Sc. degree from T.Shevchenko Kyiv National University (1980) and MPA degree from Ukraine National Academy of Public Administration under the President of Ukraine (2006). In 1989, he obtained a Ph.D. from the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. He is also a graduate of G. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, Garmish-Partenkirchen, Germany (1997, Course on European Security and Defense Economy) and of Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government (1997, National Security Program). Dr. Lossovskyi is the author of some 80 research articles and three books in the field of international relations, regional security, foreign policy of Ukraine and Russia, Asia-Pacific affairs, etc.