Redefining Russia’s Pivot and China’s Peripheral Diplomacy

On January 17 and 18, 2017, Dr. Niklas Swanström participated in a workshop held by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, on Russia and China and their impact on Asia and Europe. He submitted a case study for the panel “Redefining Russia’s Pivot and China’s Peripheral Diplomacy”. 

“As the rise of China progresses and the West’s post-Crimea tensions with Russia continue unabated, it has become increasingly important for international observers to grasp the character of the Chinese–Russian relationship. There is an emerging narrative that the East-West rivalry as well as sanctions against Russian officials and institutions, which China has denounced, have brought China and Russia closer together.”

Read Dr. Swanström’s publication here (chapter 2.3).

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