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China’s Shuttle Diplomacy With Ukraine and Russia: All Symbol, No Substance

China’s Shuttle Diplomacy With Ukraine and Russia: All Symbol, No Substance

By Rakshith Shetty
Despite its second round of shuttle diplomacy, China remains hesitant to engage fully in genuine negotiations at this stage.

Italian Insurer Buttresses Russian Gas Investment in Uzbekistan

Italian Insurer Buttresses Russian Gas Investment in Uzbekistan

By Paolo Sorbello
A series of investigations links Italy’s state funds with Gazprombank.
US Puts Additional Central Asian Companies on Russia Sanctions List

US Puts Additional Central Asian Companies on Russia Sanctions List

By Catherine Putz
The latest round of sanctions designations included a Kyrgyzstan-based company and two firms based in Kazakhstan.

China Looks to Ukraine War for Guidance on Attack Helicopters

China Looks to Ukraine War for Guidance on Attack Helicopters

By Lyle Goldstein and Nathan Waechter
With respect to Russian airpower, Chinese strategists continue to be quite fixated on Russian attack helicopter operations in Ukraine.

Russia-Ukraine War: China’s Vanishing Neutrality

Russia-Ukraine War: China’s Vanishing Neutrality

By Pierre-Marie Meunier
Full Chinese logistical support for Russia could be the real game changer of the war – and that support is growing more important and less discreet.

A China-Russia Arctic Alliance? Not So Fast.

A China-Russia Arctic Alliance? Not So Fast.

By Marc Lanteigne
Despite lofty declarations of mutual interests in the Arctic, there have been significant cracks in this regional relationship. 

Why Russia’s Latest Space Weapon Is So Dangerous

Why Russia’s Latest Space Weapon Is So Dangerous

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
Bringing the nuclear element into space, be it a nuclear weapon or a nuclear-powered counterspace weapon, will have serious repercussions.
China-Russia Energy Ties Feature in the Xi-Putin Lunar New Year Call 

China-Russia Energy Ties Feature in the Xi-Putin Lunar New Year Call 

By Joseph Webster
Sino-Russian oil trade grew in 2023, although Putin might have been piqued by Chinese actions on coal and inaction of the Power of Siberia 2 pipeline. 

North Korea Welcomes Russian Tourists, Likely Its First Since the Pandemic

North Korea Welcomes Russian Tourists, Likely Its First Since the Pandemic

By Emma Burrows
The trip was a surprise to Asia observers, who had expected the first post-pandemic tourists to North Korea to come from China, the North’s biggest diplomatic ally and economic pipeline.

China Evaluates Russia’s Use of Hypersonic ‘Daggers’ in the Ukraine War

China Evaluates Russia’s Use of Hypersonic ‘Daggers’ in the Ukraine War

By Lyle Goldstein and Nathan Waechter
Overall, Chinese strategists are underwhelmed by the performance of the Kinzhal on the Ukrainian battlefield.

Hurdles in the Hypersonic Race: The United States’ Failed ARRW Program

Hurdles in the Hypersonic Race: The United States’ Failed ARRW Program

By Javed Alam
The U.S. hypersonic program is lagging behind those of its primary adversaries due to multiple factors. The cancellation of the ARRW hypersonic program sheds light on this
Legal Barriers to the North Korea-Russia Arms Trade – and the Loophole That Could Allow it to Expand 

Legal Barriers to the North Korea-Russia Arms Trade – and the Loophole That Could Allow it to Expand 

By A. B. Abrams
The significant benefits that both Russia and North Korea have to gain by expanding their arms trade provides strong incentives to explore means of circumventing the U.N. sanctions regime. 

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