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As US-China Competition Unfolds, Russia Watches Closely

Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin, photo via WikipediaBESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 1,616, June 26, 2020
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Russia’s position is crucial in the unfolding US-China competition. There are two likely scenarios. In one, Russia is able to maneuver between the powers and score geopolitical goals in its neighborhood and in the Middle East. In the other, Russia is cast by the West as an outright enemy, leaving little room for compromise and allowing the country to fall further under Chinese influence.
Russia’s relations with the West are at their lowest point in two decades. Similar patterns of warming and cooling have …read more

Source:: Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies


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