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.
March 06, 2020
What Their Ever-Changing ‘Consultations’ Tell Us About China-Russia Relations
By Sunjae Kim and Taeho Kim
The vice-ministerial talks touch on THAAD, the Korean Peninsula, and (implicitly) soft balancing.
November 08, 2019
Cooperation, Co-existence or Clash? China and Russia’s Ambitions in Central Asia
By Benno Zogg
The two powers’ approaches to Central Asia may be a good indicator of their current partnership and future relations.
July 02, 2019
Osaka G20: The Important Meeting Most Media Missed
By Andrey Panevin
The Sino-Russian partnership has growing appeal for other countries (including India) as the West flounders.
May 01, 2019
Putin in Beijing: What Drives China-Russia Relations?
By Nicholas Trickett
Market complementarity, political pressures, and the old dictum to follow profit shape Sino-Russian economic ties.
April 18, 2019
China and Russia Pose Different Problems for the US. They Need Different Solutions.
By James Dobbins, Howard J. Shatz, and Ali Wyne
One is a resurgent power focused on economic preeminence; the other a declining power fomenting chaos.