Visit by Institute of Oriental Studies (IOS) Moscow
6 December 2019
Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia
ISIS Malaysia hosted a courtesy call from two representatives of the Institute of Oriental Studies (IOS) – Dr Vladimir Sautov, who is also Chairman of the Russian Business Council and Dr Alexey Sarabiev, Deputy Director of the IOS. A part of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the IOS consists of some 20 departments and centres and is Russia’s chief Track 2 component on issues in North and Southeast Asia. The legacy f contact between ISIS Malaysia and the IOS goes back through the 1980s and early 1990s, covering the tumultuous period of the breakup of the Soviet Union and its implication on policies for both parties. Discussions centred abound reconnecting this relationship, as well as Russia’s interests in East and Southeast Asia.