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Xi Jinping Suffers From the Putin Effect
April 29, 2022

Xi Jinping Suffers From the Putin Effect

By Bonnie Girard
Xi has tied himself personally to Russia’s leader through public declarations of friendship. Now Xi shares the reputational damage of the brutalities Russia is unleashing on Ukraine.

The Indo-Pacific Should Not Command All of US Attention
February 18, 2022

The Indo-Pacific Should Not Command All of US Attention

By David Hutt
Withdrawing from Europe and the Middle East to focus on the Indo-Pacific would be a misstep for Washington.
Putin and Xi Frame a New China-Russia Partnership
February 15, 2022

Putin and Xi Frame a New China-Russia Partnership

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
Pressure that both sides face from the United States and the West gives their partnership new depth.

What Putin and Xi Said (and Didn’t Say) About Ukraine
February 04, 2022

What Putin and Xi Said (and Didn’t Say) About Ukraine

By Shannon Tiezzi
The two leaders reaffirmed the "no limits" friendship between China and Russia in their first in-person meeting since 2019 – but they notably danced around the topic of Ukraine.

Putin, Xi Launch Nuclear Power Projects in Show of Warming Ties
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.

Kyrgyz President Sadyr Japarov in Russia for First Foreign Visit
February 25, 2021

Kyrgyz President Sadyr Japarov in Russia for First Foreign Visit

By Catherine Putz
Russia as a first destination for a Kyrgyz president is no surprise; it’s essentially tradition.

Russia’s Romance With China Is All About Keeping Up Appearances
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.
Why It Matters That Uzbekistan’s President Endorsed Russia’s Referendum
July 13, 2020

Why It Matters That Uzbekistan’s President Endorsed Russia’s Referendum

By Umida Hashimova
Uzbek President Mirziyoyev endorsed constitutional changes in Russia that will likely keep Putin in power for years to come, with serious implications for Central Asia.

Trump’s 2 Russias Confound Coherent US Policy
July 01, 2020

Trump’s 2 Russias Confound Coherent US Policy

By Associated Press
Russia is at once a mortal enemy and a misunderstood friend in U.S. eyes.

One Way to Look at the Overhaul in Russia? Putin Lacks a Dynastic Exit Strategy
March 17, 2020

One Way to Look at the Overhaul in Russia? Putin Lacks a Dynastic Exit Strategy

By Mike Smeltzer
Recent political moves reinforce the fact that Putin still lacks a well-placed family member to whom control could be handed, complicating his search for an exit strategy.

Putin Says Russia Is Leading World in Hypersonic Weapons
December 27, 2019

Putin Says Russia Is Leading World in Hypersonic Weapons

By Associated Press
Russia has become the only country in the world to deploy hypersonic weapons, according to the Russian president.
Russia-China Strategic Alliance Gets a New Boost with Missile Early Warning System
October 25, 2019

Russia-China Strategic Alliance Gets a New Boost with Missile Early Warning System

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
The development is the latest indicator that the bilateral relationship is getting stronger.

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