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Russia’s Southeast Asian Reactor Sale

Russia’s dominance in the Southeast Asia nuclear sector makes it a key player in a region where both China and the US have strong interests

In a climate of energy insecurity, Southeast Asian states are seeking to diversify their energy mix and reduce their dependence on price-volatile fossil fuels. As the region renews its interest in nuclear energy, Moscow is at hand to offer its expertise. In its most recent effort, Russian minister of economic development, Alexei Ulyukayev, extended this offer to Malaysia, promising assistance to the nuclear newcomer if it decides to pursue this energy option. Indeed, Kuala

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