Zhang Yun, Associate Professor, National Niigata University in Japan
Jul 13, 2021
Relations will not move toward a military alliance because, at the core, is a shared understanding forged through many strategic interactions. The two countries share similar basic judgments about international relations and U.S. influence.
Cui Lei, Research Fellow, China Institute of International Studies
Jul 02, 2021
The United States wants to alienate the two countries. Russia will not fully pivot to China, but it hopes to walk a fine line to maximize its interests. With the help of Europe, the U.S. may be able to prevent Russia from undermining the grand strategy of containing China.
Yu Sui, Professor, China Center for Contemporary World Studies
May 17, 2021
The Biden administration seems to be tougher than Trump on Russia, yet Vladimir Putin seems unyielding. Clearly, the Americans must take Russia into account in dealing with China, but the U.S. and China have different mindsets, and things play out differently on each side.
Chen Jimin, Guest Researcher, Center for Peace and Development Studies, China Association for International Friendly Contact
Apr 15, 2021
U.S. core national interests are defined by the new administration as safeguarding American strength, promoting power sharing to U.S. advantage and upholding a stable and open international system.
Su Liuqiang, Research Fellow, SIIS
Jan 16, 2021
What drove the U.S.-China rapprochement was a common desire to counter the strategic expansionism of the Soviet Union. And the Taiwan issue has since remained a constant irritant in the Sino-American relationship.
Ma Shikun, Senior Journalist, the People’s Daily
Oct 27, 2020
Russia has repeatedly rebuffed efforts by the U.S. secretary of state to enlist Russia in a scheme to constrain China. This futile exercise that only reveals Pompeo’s political greed and leads him to ignore reality.
Zheng Yu, Professor, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Mar 04, 2020
Starting in the Obama era, America has reshaped its relationships. Now the emphasis is primarily on China, with policy driving at Cold War-style containment.
Huang Renwei, Executive Vice Dean, Fudan Institute of Belt and Road & Global Governance
Jan 07, 2020
Energy, agriculture and education all have great potential to draw the neighbors closer. But don’t expect them to become conventional allies.
Richard Weitz, Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute
Nov 28, 2019
A joint early-warning system throws a curveball at the United States and the global military order.
Joseph S. Nye, Professor, Harvard University
Nov 08, 2019
The Kremlin is on a roll. Under President Vladimir Putin, Russia has replaced the United States in Syria, continues to intervene in Eastern Ukraine, and recently hosted an African summit in Sochi. Appearances, however, can be deceptive. True, Russia retains a vast nuclear arsenal, equal in size to that of the US, and it used force effectively against Georgia in 2008 and Ukraine in 2014; provided military assistance to save Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria; and has used cyber means to disrupt US and other elections. But Russia can only be an international spoiler. Behind the adventurism, it is a country in decline.