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Can China’s SWIFT Alternative Give Russia a Lifeline?
By Nathan Handwerker
Russia’s increasing use of the RMB and connectivity with China’s international payment system will struggle to mitigate the fallout of international sanctions.
The China Factor in Tech Export Controls Against Russia
By Sophie-Charlotte Fischer
Will tech export controls against Russia further strengthen Sino-Russian high-tech cooperation? At this point, it seems unlikely that Beijing will put its future on the line to back Putin.
Can China Shield Russia From Ukraine-Linked Sanctions?
By Yang Jiang
In the short term, the tangible support that China can provide to Russia is limited, but the strategic implications are more profound.
The Ukraine Invasion: What Lessons Is China Learning?
By Jianli Yang and Yan Yu
Xi Jinping is watching Ukraine with one eye on Taiwan. The West must give him reason to think any invasion would be disastrously costly.
Has Russia’s Pivot to Asia Worked?
By Maria Shagina
Russia’s pivot to Asia is instrumental for offsetting Western sanctions.
How the Kuril Islands Are Testing Shinzo Abe's Statesmanship
By Sergey Radchenko
The recent Russia-Japan summit could be best described as embarrassment for Abe and a major coup for Putin.
Russia-Japan Summit: No Grand Bargain Within Reach
By Jeremy Maxie
A mutually beneficial 'balance of power' based on territorial and security arrangements remains beyond reach.
What Japan-Russia Rapprochement Means for the World
By Yo-Jung Chen
By warming up to Moscow, is Shinzo Abe playing right into Putin's hands?
Shinzo Abe Going All In on Improving Japan-Russia Ties
By Dmitry Filippov
Abe is committing a lot of diplomatic (and literal) capital to Japan-Russia relations. What will he get in return?
Japan and Shinzo Abe's Gamble With Russia
By Yuki Tatsumi
Japan's outreach to Russia is risky, as it could end up alienating the United States.
Why Russia and Japan Can’t Solve the Kuril Islands Dispute
By Sarah Lohschelder
The deadlock is rooted in the entrenched positions of both sides.