October 20, 2021
Could Russia’s Buddhist Republics Complicate Relations With China?
By James Utley and Jade McGlynn
Religious diplomacy might be a sophisticated Kremlin foreign policy tactic, but it will never trump basic Russian foreign policy needs.
September 16, 2021
What Do Russians Think About the Relationship With China?
By Craig Kafura
U.S. policymakers want to split up Moscow and Beijing, but Russians see benefits to closer Sino-Russian ties.
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 14, 2021
Good China-Russia Relations Are Here to Stay
By Janko Šćepanović,
A Russia-U.S. détente is unlikely to happen any time soon.
June 05, 2021
Will Russia Put China’s Arctic Ambitions on Ice?
By Elizabeth Wishnick
Despite a close partnership, Russia has remained wary of China's involvement in the Arctic region.
May 20, 2021
Putin, Xi Launch Nuclear Power Projects in Show of Warming Ties
By Associated Press
Two Chinese nuclear plants will be using Russian-designed reactors.
May 05, 2021
Russia Turns to China to Make Sputnik Shots to Meet Demand
By Huizhong Wu and Daria Litvinova
While pledging hundreds of millions of doses, Russia has only delivered a fraction. It’s turning to Chinese companies to help pick up the pace.
March 24, 2021
China and Russia Show Solidarity at Meeting of Foreign Ministers
By Eleanor Albert
The two sides, both under increasing Western pressure, expressed strong opposition to outside "interference."
March 10, 2021
China, Russia Agree to Cooperate on Permanent Moon Base
By Shannon Tiezzi
China has long planned to set up a manned lunar research station. Now it has its first international partner.
February 23, 2021
China and Russia: Vaccine Competitors or Partners?
By Elizabeth Wishnick
Despite cooperating on some aspects, China and Russia are also directly competing for the same vaccine markets - and the national prestige that comes with it.
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.