This study asserts that the Korean Peninsula functions as a launch pad for President Vladimir Putin's dualist policy, which is designed to promote a symbiosis between economic growth and security; strengthen bilateral ties; institutionalize regional cooperation; enhance strategic partnerships with China and the U.S.; and, ultimately, expand Russia's regional influence in an effort to achieve global leadership.
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Errata: In the September/October 2016 issue (volume 56 number 5, pages 836 and 849), there was a technical printing error in Figures 1b and 2 of the article by Ajay Raina that resulted in a loss of data on the graphs. This online article contains the restored figures in their original, correct state. The error is regretted.