Tag Archives: Russia

"The BRICS Bank: Now Comes the Hard Part"
No sooner had the dust settled from the World Cup than Brazil played host to the five leaders of the BRICS countries—Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa. An immediate outcome of the Fortaleza summit was the formation of the New Development Bank, a development finance institution to rival the World Bank. The group also announced a currency reserve pool as an alternative to the IMF. Done right, both initiatives could change the institutional landscape for multilateral development financing.
"China’s Role in Syria"
What role should China play in issues like the Syrian crisis? China’s role is to prevent the Syrian issue from becoming a deal between the US and Russia only, and to push for more international cooperation, writes Pang Zhongying.
"China as a Swing State on Syria"
As China has distanced itself from Syria in the last eighteen months. Joel Wuthnow believes that arguments that China is hedging its bets on Assad may be premature.
"China’s Post-G20 Bounce"
Attending his first multilateral summit since becoming president in March, Xi Jinping held a series of important multilateral and bilateral meetings at the G20. Without attracting much attention, Chinese foreign policy has been on a roll since last month’s summit.
"Sino-Russian Marine Maneuver Helps Asia-Pacific Stability"
Are Russia and China attempting to counter US and Japanese influence in the Asia-Pacific by undertaking joint military exercises? Following Joint Sea-2013, Chen Xiangyang attempts to answer this question and explain the impact of China and Russia’s strategic partnership on the region.
"An Interlude in the US-Russia Symphony"
PRISM-gate will have a limited influence on Russia-US relations, says Yu Sui. However, no matter how the stalemate of the Snowden incident is resolved, and how Russia will handle it in the end, US Secretary of State Kerry has said that US-Russia relations will be affected.
"Priorities of Major Powers in the ASEAN Regional Forum"
ASEAN has always been careful to balance the status of the major powers rather than allow the forum to indulge power games, writes Zhou Shixin. If ASEAN tries to choose sides in the forum, or seek hegemony in the region by use of the forum, it will lose the very confidence it has worked so hard to build.
"China-Russia Ties on the Rise"
The meeting of Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow brought about several notable agreements, signifying the growing social, political and economic ties between China and Russia. As China’s reliance on Russian energy increases, so do the broader implications this strategic alliance could have on US geopolitics.
"What China and Russia Don’t Get About Soft Power"
Beijing and Moscow are trying their hands at attraction, and failing – miserably, writes Joseph S. Nye.
"Video Interview: Richard Weitz Focusing on China-US Relations"
As tensions on the Korean Peninsula continue to heighten, Beijing has taken a harder stance against the actions of Pyongyang. Richard Weitz discusses common security interests between the United States and China in East Asia.