Russia's contribution to regional security and economic cooperation in Asia remains mixed. Record oil prices in 2006 highlighted Russia's potential position as a key energy supplier, but the government's priority has been on strengthening its hold over the industry, increasingly to the detriment of its foreign energy partners.
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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.