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.
February 03, 2021
Russia’s Losing Bet on China in a Post-COVID World
By Nicholas Trickett
China’s economic maturation into a consumer economy is a gut punch to Russia’s economic model.
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.
December 31, 2020
India-Russia Relations Face More Trouble
By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
India and Russia cancelled their annual summit for the first time in two decades. Is China the reason why?
October 14, 2020
China’s Bid to Conquer Russia’s 5G Market Should Worry the Kremlin
By Danil Bochkov
Russia’s overdependence on Chinese 5G equipment has implications for the country’s technological development and security.
September 23, 2020
Sino-Russian Economic Cooperation in Central Asia is Not What It Seems to Be
By Varshini Sridhar
China and Russia are partners in Central Asia, but their cooperative efforts are not as robust as they often claim.
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 31, 2020
Why China Will Support Russia in Belarus
By Brian G. Carlson
In responding to the political turmoil, Moscow can count on support from China, which has rapidly expanded its own interests in Belarus.
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?
August 28, 2020
Rosneft’s Vietnam Exit Hints at Russia Inc.’s Future in Asia
By Nick Trickett
Moscow is going to have to toe Beijing’s line as competition and pressure from Washington ramps up.
August 13, 2020
What You May Not Know About Sino-Russian Cooperation in the Arctic and Why it Matters
By Sherri Goodman and Yun Sun
Despite disagreement on specific issues, China and Russia are aligning themselves strategically in the Arctic. Washington needs to pay attention.
July 29, 2020
Post-COVID, China Set to Gain in Central Asia
By Aleksey Asiryan
Beijing is well positioned to continue growing its influence in Central Asia, though some challenges remain ahead.