With the collapse of Russia’s relationship with the West, Russia is increasingly reliant on China as a market for exports, a source of loans and investment, and a provider of advanced technology and digital infrastructure.
The Carnegie Moscow Center’s new project, “Managing Europe’s Changing Strategic Environment: The Transformative Impact of Russia’s Deepening Security and Economic Partnership with China,” will analyze the geopolitical, security and economic implications for Europe and the United States of the emerging Sino-Russian entente.
The project is supported by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
U.S. and European sanctions against Russia, as well as the U.S. trade war with China, are good reasons for Moscow and Beijing to persevere with their plan to build a wide-body airplane, despite their differences.
The emergence of a Pax Sinica including Russia could draw new dividing lines over Eurasia.
As Russia becomes increasingly pulled into China’s tech orbit, the Rubicon will be the Kremlin’s final decision on whether to use Chinese or Western technology to develop 5G networks in Russia—and currently Chinese companies look like the favorites.
Amid the rupture between Russia and the West, Moscow continues to drift toward closer relations with Beijing. Their partnership is becoming deeper and more comprehensive, encompassing security, economics, technology, and global governance.
China needs to replicate its Central Asian success in the Caucasus in order to take another step westward toward implementing its trade and energy dream, away from the control of Russia and the United States.
Podcast host Alex Gabuev is joined by Janka Oertel, director of the Asia program at the European Council on Foreign Relations, to discuss changing attitudes in Europe toward China and Russia, and the evolving relationship between Moscow and Beijing.
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