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Take the Xi-Putin Relationship at Face Value
March 24, 2023

Take the Xi-Putin Relationship at Face Value

By Raffaello Pantucci
China and Russia are not in lockstep across the board, but they are clearly in strategic alignment at a global level.

Xi Bets on His Own Personal Diplomacy in Russia, Ukraine
March 15, 2023

Xi Bets on His Own Personal Diplomacy in Russia, Ukraine

By Joseph Webster
Not lacking for self-confidence, Xi’s decision to insert himself into Russia-Ukraine mediation presents outsized opportunities and risks for Beijing, especially in Europe. 
Is China’s ‘Straddle’ on Ukraine Coming to an End?
March 11, 2023

Is China’s ‘Straddle’ on Ukraine Coming to an End?

By Michael Clarke and Matthew Sussex
Xi Jinping’s personal investment in Sino-Russian relations could produce an outcome contradictory to a purely interests-based assessment.

Beyond the Putin-Xi Relationship: China, Russia, and Great Power Politics
February 01, 2023

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.

China-Russia Relations: 4 Takeaways From 2022
January 04, 2023

China-Russia Relations: 4 Takeaways From 2022

By Joseph Webster
Beijing and Moscow are strengthening political, economic, and military ties, but the relationship is becoming ever more imbalanced in China’s favor.

Xi, Putin and the Shared China-Russia Worldview
September 16, 2022

Xi, Putin and the Shared China-Russia Worldview

By Catherine Putz
No matter the areas of friction or tactical disagreement, China and Russia share a core worldview that binds them together.

China Keeps West Guessing About Economic Pressure on Russia
September 14, 2022

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.
From China With Love: Xi’s Birthday Call to Putin
June 22, 2022

From China With Love: Xi’s Birthday Call to Putin

By Hemant Adlakha
The latest Putin-Xi exchange should put to bed any speculation that Beijing is reevaluating its close ties to Moscow.

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.

Can China and Russia Cash in on Their 'Best Period' of Relations?
June 06, 2019

Can China and Russia Cash in on Their 'Best Period' of Relations?

By Shannon Tiezzi
Despite strategic convergence, and a public bromance between Putin and Xi, China-Russia economic relations remain underdeveloped.

Why China 'Respects' Putin’s Bid for the Russian Presidency
December 08, 2017

Why China 'Respects' Putin’s Bid for the Russian Presidency

By Charlotte Gao
Russian President Vladimir Putin announced he will run again for president in 2018 after a third presidential term.
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