What Do North Korea and Russia Want From Each Other?
By Hyung-jin Kim and Kim Tong-hyung
Kim Jong Un is in Russia, his first foreign destination since the pandemic started. What will be on the agenda when he meets with Putin?
PM Modi Hosts Xi and Putin for Virtual SCO Summit a Fortnight After US Visit
By Krutika Pathi
This is Russian President Vladimir Putin’s first summit since the Wagner insurrection.
The China-Russia Partnership After Prigozhin’s Mutiny: The View From Beijing
By Michael Clarke
While Chinese analysts – and likely the government – recognize the weaknesses of the Putin regime, Beijing is unlikely to fundamentally reassess its alignment with Moscow in the near term.
Russia Says China Backs Its Efforts to Stabilize the Country After Mercenary Rebellion
By Simina Mistreanu
The reassurance came as Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei Rudenko made a previously unannounced trip to Beijing.
Would India Have to Arrest Putin?
By Aakash Chandran
Assessing the consequences of the ICC’s arrest warrant against the Russian president, should he attend the G-20 summit in India later this year.
China, Russia Recommit to Close Partnership in the Shadow of Ukraine War
By Shannon Tiezzi
Anyone seriously considering China playing a role as peacemaker in Ukraine needs to wrestle with its constant and overt declarations of “unswerving” partnership with Russia.
Beyond the Putin-Xi Relationship: China, Russia, and Great Power Politics
By Alexander Korolev
While the Putin-Xi friendship is important, it mostly oils the wheels of a relationship driven by longer-term structural trends.
Putin to Skip East Asia Summit, No Certainty for G-20
By Sebastian Strangio
It is looking increasingly likely that the Russian leader will not be present at either summit – at least not physically.
Why Did Thailand Abstain on This Week’s UN Vote on Ukraine?
By Sebastian Strangio
On the same day as the vote, Russian President Vladimir Putin confirmed his attendance at next month's APEC Summit in Bangkok.
The Most Important Shanghai Cooperation Summit Ever?
By Ankit Panda and Catherine Putz
The SCO meets at a time of geopolitical flux in the Asian heartland. What’s the significance?
Kazakhstan Continues to Break Ranks With Russia
By Wilder Alejandro Sánchez
The not-so-subtle criticism of the Russian government regarding Ukraine in Kazakh President Tokayev’s UNGA speech should not be overlooked.
China Keeps West Guessing About Economic Pressure on Russia
By Joe McDonald
Beijing has avoided violating sanctions, but its purchases of Russian oil and gas rose almost 60 percent in August over a year ago.