September 08, 2021
‘Great Game’ Redux in Afghanistan?
By Danil Bochkov
As China and Russia align their positions in Afghanistan, the West looks on suspiciously.
July 14, 2021
What Russia’s National Security Strategy Has to Say About Asia
By Igor Denisov
The new NSS has some notable differences from the 2015 version on Russia’s approach to the Asia-Pacific - and China in particular.
June 30, 2021
China-Russia: A Strategic Partnership Short on Strategy
By Nicholas Trickett
The most recent Putin-Xi summit inadvertently showcased the lack of positive agenda items underpinning the two nations' relationship.
June 04, 2021
The Modern China-Russia-US Triangle
By Vu Le Thai Hoang and Huy Nguyen
Why we can’t expect a stable “two vs one” dynamic this time around.
May 21, 2021
What Are China and Russia Saying About the Israel-Palestine Conflict?
By Danil Bochkov
Beijing and Moscow have taken up similar positions on the escalating violence in the Middle East.
February 13, 2021
Will the Biden Administration Push Russia and China Closer Together?
By Natasha Kuhrt and Marcin Kaczmarski
Sino-Russian relations are largely motivated by anti-Americanism – but that alone will only advance ties so far.
January 01, 2021
Russia’s Romance With China Is All About Keeping Up Appearances
By Gabriel Gavin
Closer ties between Moscow and Beijing are worth more as a threat than a reality.
November 26, 2020
A Financial Alliance Won’t Help China and Russia Dethrone the US Dollar
By Francis Shin
Even a joint effort from China and Russia won’t be enough to shield them from U.S. economic influence.
September 18, 2020
Russia, China, and the Indo-Pacific: An Interview With Dmitri Trenin
By Jongsoo Lee
“Russia has ‘pivoted’ to itself, as a major independent player, with China its key strategic partner.”
August 28, 2020
Is Putin’s Russia Seeking a New Balance Between China and the West?
By Stanislaw Skarzynski and Daniel Wong
20 years ago, Putin flipped Russia's entire strategic orientation on its head. Is he ready to do so again?
May 08, 2020
Should China Worry About the Russia-US Reset?
By (Frank) Ka-Ho Wong
It's unlikely even the coronavirus will be enough to thaw U.S.-Russia ties -- and break China-Russia bonds.
March 14, 2020
How Will the Coronavirus Outbreak Affect Russia-China Relations?
By Ka-Ho Wong
The current disruption to ties doesn’t change the structural features uniting Moscow and Beijing.