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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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